The Fair Work Amendment Bill is currently under debate in the senate and aims to protect vulnerable workers by punishing wrongful book keeping as well as penalizing businesses providing subliminal work conditions. Franchisors will also be held responsible if their franchisees violate any of these safe practices or underpay their employees. This bill comes in response to some high profile cases of franchisees taking advantage of their employees. Franchisors will have to be vigilant to avoid steep penalties.
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