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Compliance/Inspection Services

Workplace Relations Commission Inspectors carry out employment rights compliance inspections and associated enquiries.

In general Inspectors have the following powers :

  • To enter any premises at a reasonable time
  • To demand sight of records
  • To inspect records
  • To take copies of records
  • To remove and retain records
  • To require persons to produce records
  • To interview and require information from any relevant person

Where contraventions of legislation are detected, Inspectors may, depending on the area of legislation involved, issue a compliance notice or fixed payment notice or initiate legal proceedings. However, employers are afforded every reasonable opportunity to rectify any contraventions.

A complaint to the WRC should be presented and/or dispute referred using the Workplace Relations Complaint Form

Concerns over employment rights, exploitation of workers or undeclared work can be reported to WRC Inspection Services by e-mailing