JB Hi-Fi signs partnership with Fair Work Ombudsman
- 09 April, 2015 10:21
In an effort to improve its workplace practices, ASX-listed retailer JB Hi-Fi (ASX:JBH) has signed a three-year Proactive Compliance Deed (PCD) with the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Acting Fair Work Ombudsman, Michael Campbell, said the deeds facilitate better communications between employers and employees and strengthen the relationship with the ombudsman.
The retailer has about 6000 staff across Australia.
As part of the Deed, JB Hi-Fi will conduct an extensive review of its current systems and processes particularly focusing on policies and procedures for part-time workers; self-audit employment records to ensure employees receive their full entitlements looking at wages, loadings, allowances and penalty rates; nominate a dedicated staff member to deal with requests for assistance from staff referred to by the ombudsman and introduce workplace relations training for managers and ensure all employees are aware of their rights and entitlements.
A full report will be provided to the ombudsman at yearly intervals until the conclusion of the deed, highlighting the number of requests for assistance received and resolved, average time taken to resolve issues and outcomes.
Campbell said it was working hard to build a culture of compliance with workplace laws in Australia with the objective of supporting compliant, productive and inclusive workplaces.
Other companies that have signed PCDs include McDonalds, Domino’s, Red Rooster, Spotless, Bread Top, Asset Industries, Hays Specialist Recruitment, Australian Fast Foods, United Trolley Collections and Retail Zoo.