Earlier this week, the FWO released the findings of its compliance and education campaign targeting the southern ACT region.
The regulator found 79 per cent of those businesses to be compliant with pay slip and record-keeping requirements, while 83 per cent were paying their employees correctly.
Most of the calls for help to the FWO come from young workers in the region, which is why the surveillance campaign was launched.
Despite most businesses being compliant, the FWO said there is still significant work to the done for the chunk that are not paying workers correctly or maintaining appropriate records.
“We know that young workers can be vulnerable in the workplace due to a lack of awareness of workplace rights and limited work experience,” said FWO Natalie James.
“These figures prompted us to take a closer look to ensure that businesses in the region were meeting their workplace obligations. Unfortunately, close to a third of the businesses we audited were not.
“With the wealth of information freely available in relation to workplace rights and entitlements, there are no excuses for non-compliance.”