The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has launched a campaign that will target approximately 3,000 businesses operating in the retail sector.

If you’re business is located in Western Australia, South Australia or the Northern Territory, you may want to check out the FWO’s website, which contains useful information about the General Retail Industry Award 2010 and tools to help you comply with it.

It covers a wide range of topics, including the rules and regulations about how much you should be paying your employees.

On the website, you’ll find a link to a handy PayCheck Plus tool, which you can use to help you calculate the minimum hourly wages your staff members are entitled to as well as penalty rates.

In addition to this, there are a range of downloadable resources – such as pay-slip templates and fact sheets – to make sure your business is doing right by its workers.

“This is a great opportunity for retailers in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory to ensure they are fully aware of their obligations under workplace laws,” said FWO Natalie James in a November 21 statement.

She explained the retail sector had been selected for this campaign because of the large number of people it employees as well as the significant amount of complaints from workers it generates.

As an employer, you’re responsible for a number of areas involving your staff – providing them with the correct wages is just the tip of the iceberg.

You must also ensure they have a safe and healthy environment to work in and make minimising risk of accidents a priority. One way to do this is by organising a retail insurance policy.

If you’d like to find out more, get in touch with MGA Insurance Brokers.