Report on Employment Relationship in Australia

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Running head: AUSTRALIAN ER SYSTEM AND THE 7-ELEVEN INQUIRY
AUSTRALIAN ER SYSTEM AND THE 7-ELEVEN INQUIRY
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1AUSTRALIAN ER SYSTEM AND THE 7-ELEVEN INQUIRY
Table of Contents
Introduction:....................................................................................................................................2
7 Eleven Inquiry by FWO:..............................................................................................................2
The Major Findings from the Inquiry:.............................................................................................3
Gaps in Australian ER System:.......................................................................................................4
Inaccurate Records:.....................................................................................................................4
Employee Participation:...............................................................................................................5
7 Eleven Inquiry Implications for Australian ER Regulation:........................................................8
Detailed Recommendations:........................................................................................................9
Conclusion:....................................................................................................................................10
Reference:......................................................................................................................................12
2AUSTRALIAN ER SYSTEM AND THE 7-ELEVEN INQUIRY
Introduction:
The purpose of this report is to provide a brief synopsis of the Fair Work Ombudsman
system on the employment relationship in Australia. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO)
promotes cooperative, harmonious and productive workplace. It is an independent and statutory
agency of the Australian Government (Stewart & Owens, 2013). This independent agency helps
the employer, employees and other people or the units related to the organization to understand
and comply with the workplace law of Australia. The following paper discusses the launch of the
7 Eleven Inquiry by the FWO in Australia. The paper presents an overview of the purpose and
function of the 7 Eleven Inquiry in the Australian workplace and the major findings out of the
inquiry. While discussing the launch of the inquiry organization, the report also presents the
drawbacks of the Australian Employment Relationship system that, the 7 Eleven Inquiry finds
out regarding the role of the state and the role of the unions in terms of the organizational
workplace (Grabosky, 2013). The Employment Relationship (ER) system defines the
relationship between the employer and the employee in the organization in terms of the
workplace ethics and laws (Sparrow & Cooper, 2012). Moreover, it is the basic function of the
state and the union to monitor and execute the Fair Work Act in the workplace (Macdonald &
Charlesworth, 2013). The prime focal point of the following paper is the 7Eleven network stores
around Australia. The paper reflects the flaws in the ER system of Australia and the importance
of the 7 Eleven Inquiry in order to find out those flaws within the organization. In addition, the
paper also presents the implications of the 7 Eleven Inquiry and other inquiries in the for the
regulation of the Australian ER system.
3AUSTRALIAN ER SYSTEM AND THE 7-ELEVEN INQUIRY
7 Eleven Inquiry by FWO:
The function of the Fair Work Ombudsmen is to ensure the safety and fair right of the
employee in the employment contract with the franchisees (Stewart et al., 2014). The purpose of
conducting the 7 Eleven Inquiry by the FWO is to identify the allegations of underpaying wages
false employment records in all the franchisee network of the 7 Eleven Australia Pty Ltd
(Ombudsman, 2016). The allegations came from various sources that the employees were not
paid proper wages according to their job role and responsibilities. The allegations also include
that there were many falsification of the employment across the franchisee companies of the 7
Eleven Inquiry. To enquire the truthfulness of the allegation and find out the reasons for the
wrong and unjustified treatment of the employees in the organization, the FWO launched the 7
Eleven Inquiry Australia (Fraser, 2016).
The Major Findings from the Inquiry:
The inquiry of the FWO found out the some serious issues and instance of non-
compliance in the franchisee organizations (7-eleven-inquiry-report., 2017). These major
findings are:
The 7 Eleven inquiry found out that there are many organizations that do not follow the
Fair work Act of 2009, that ensures the employees health, wages, weekly work hours and
other employments benefits.
The inquiry found out the manipulations in the organization for disguising the
underpayments of the employees (Thornthwaite, 2017).
The allegation regarding the falsification of the employment records are found to be true
by the inquiry.

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