Perth Business Faces Court For Allegedly Failing To Provide Employment Records

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Fair Work Infoline: 13 13 94 

Media Release

    30 Jan 2010

Perth business faces court for allegedly failing

to provide employment records

The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a Perth business

and one of its directors, alleging they failed to provide the employment records of

a former employee who claimed he had been underpaid.

Facing court is earthmoving and road construction business Industrial Roadpavers

(WA) Pty Ltd - based in Bibra Lake - and the company’s director-controller Marc

William Skewes, of Mosman Park.

The Fair Work Ombudsman alleges Mr Skewes was centrally involved in Industrial

Roadpavers failing to comply with requests to provide employment records.

Under workplace laws, employers must keep employment records for employees

and former employees and provide them to Fair Work inspectors upon request.

Documents lodged in the Federal Magistrates Court in Perth allege that a former

employee of Industrial Roadpavers complained to the Fair Work Ombudsman in

late 2008 that the company had not paid him for some hours worked, pay in lieu

of notice and some annual leave entitlements.

It is alleged that Fair Work inspectors made numerous requests to Industrial

Roadpavers to supply time-and-wages records for the employee, as well as

employment records relating to his annual leave and employment commencement

and termination dates.

Fair Work Ombudsman Executive Director Michael Campbell claims the company

has supplied only some of the required time-and-wages records and failed to

supply other employment records requested.

“We are alleging that Industrial Roadpavers is refusing to provide the records – or

alternatively, that the company never made and kept the records and so is not

able to provide them,” he said.

It is alleged Industrial Roadpavers and Mr Skewes have committed multiple

breaches of workplace laws. The maximum potential penalty is $5500 for the

company and $1100 for Mr Skewes. The case is listed for mention on February


The Fair Work Ombudsman promotes harmonious, productive and co-operative

workplaces. It also monitors compliance and investigates breaches of national

workplace laws.

Employers or employees seeking assistance should contact the Fair Work Infoline

on 13 13 94 or visit For translations call 13 14 50.

Media: Craig Bildstien, 0419 818 484. Ryan Pedler, 0434 365 924.

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