During 2016 we have seen an increase in the Fair Work Ombudsman’s (FWO’s) efforts to pursue directors and managers, including HR and payroll managers, for their involvement in contraventions of the Fair Work Act 2009(Cth) (FW Act).

In a HRD magazine feature article Workplace Law’s Managing Director, Athena Koelmeyer, discusses the developments in the area of accessorial liability and what legal issues were trending in 2016.