Penalties

The following penalties apply for failing to meet your legal obligations as an employer in the contract cleaning industry:

  • For a person who becomes an employer on or after 1 July 2011 and fails to register within one month. Maximum penalty $5,500.
  • For a person who is an employer before 1 July 2011 who fails to register by 31 July 2011. Maximum penalty $5,500.
  • Failure by an employer to register a worker within 14 days after the end of the three month period (three month periods end 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December). Maximum penalty $2,200.
  • Failure to report on a return the total ordinary wages paid by the employer to the worker for cleaning work, the day on which workers engagement began during the period and the day on which the worker ended during the period. Maximum penalty $4,400.
  • Failure to keep a written record showing the relevant particulars for each employee who performs cleaning work for the employer. Maximum penalty $2,200.
  • Failure to keep service records for each employee for a period of seven years after the employee stops being employed by the employer. Maximum penalty $2,200.
  • Failure to pay the levy. Maximum penalty $2,200.
  • Failure to pay an additional levy amount due to a variation of ordinary wages, as determined by the Corporation, within one month or as the Corporation allows. Maximum penalty $2,200.
  • A person must not willfully obstruct, delay or hinder an Inspector in the exercise of the Inspector’s powers, or refuse to allow an Inspector to enter any premises they may lawfully enter. Maximum penalty $5,500.
  • For a person who provides false or misleading information to the Corporation.  Maximum penalty $5,500.
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