Reminder: Fair Work Act amendment becomes enforceable

Sarah Stowe

This week franchisors will be liable for franchisee employees – the Fair Work Act amendments are enforceable from October 28, 2017.

As the NSW Business Chamber points out, there are several franchise-related roles which will be impacted by the changes:

  • franchisors and holding compamies
  • a franchisor’s HR manager
  • unrelated entities such as accountancy firms have accessorial liabilities

Significant penalties can be handed out in cases where the parties are considered to have had knowledge of and a degree of influence or control over the affairs of a franchisee.

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