Wage remediation & the importance of compliance to national employment standards.

As an employer, it is imperative to comply with industry awards, superannuation, workers compensation requirements, enterprise agreements and national employment standards or you may have to go through the process of wage remediation.

This year in 2021, it was found by the Queensland Parliamentary Committee inquiry that 1 in 5 Queensland workers are affected by wage theft every year which has resulted in upwards of $1 billion every year in unpaid or underpaid wages.

Wage remediation. IRPay. IRIQ Law
Wage Remediation. IRIQ Law

As an employer, it is advantageous to contact an employment lawyer to avoid wage remediation and avoiding financial loss and negative brand associations through the act of non-compliance and underpayment of wages. Penalties for contributing to this growing number of wage remediation cases can result in large penalties and fines including, in some cases, up to 10 years imprisonment.

At IRIQ, we use IRPay which is a proprietary system to aid in auditing up to 6 years of payroll data including awards, enterprise agreements and national employment standards.

If you are an employer, you can trust IRIQ Law to ensure your payroll data is up to the current legislative standard to avoid any threat of wage remediation.

Visit our website for more information or contact us today to learn more about how IRIQ can help your business fix any pay issues and avoid them in the future:


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IRIQ's flexibility in learning solutions is suitable for our business as they offer a number of flexible options for learning including webinars, classroom training, simulation, and e-learning.  I would highly recommend them to an employer seeking to balance workplace relations or HR management theory with practical outcomes.

Angela Liebke, Group HR Manager
Watpac Limited

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David Ash, Chief Operating Officer
Procast Australia Pty Ltd

IRIQ Law has an in-depth knowledge of all matters IR, very professional in their dealings and a pleasure to work with. IRIQ Law were instrumental in helping us to get our collective agreement over the line.

Meaghan Chatfield, Lead HR Advisor, Perth
Transfield Worley

I was extremely happy with the service provided by IRIQ Staff and Management.

They were flexible with my learning timeframes due to personal and work commitments and provided support and clarification. The content was challenging and technical, and assisted with enhancing my knowledge of Industrial Relations. I would recommend this training to any HR/IR professional.

Cahlia Heynen, Brisbane
EC&M, IR101 Training Graduate

IRIQ Law are a genius in the area of Industrial Relations Strategy. There are very few IR experts in Australia and IRIQ Law are among the best. They are able to quickly analyse, recommend and deliver the IR services that your business needs. I would not hesitate to recommend IRIQ Law to anyone seeking assistance and expertise in Workplace Relations matters.

Grace Collier, Melbourne
Industrial Relations Analyst and Columnist for The Australian