Activ Foundation Inc. (Activ) is a not-for-profit, disability services provider supporting people living with intellectual disability in Western Australia.
Activ has made payments to a number of current and former supported employees in recent years, after internal reviews identified an oversight in the process of assessing wage rates and errors in rostering that led to employees being incorrectly paid.
By making these payment errors, Activ breached the Fair Work Act 2009 – the legislation that covers working arrangements and fairness at workplaces in Australia.
Activ disclosed the oversight to the Fair Work Ombudsman – the Government office that provides information and advice about workplace rights and rules in Australia. We then entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman, which requires external auditing, monitoring and workplace training to ensure that payment mistakes do not happen again in future.
We have put measures in place internally to prevent similar mistakes in future, and to ensure that all Activ employees are paid correctly.
Activ has apologised to all its supported employees and their families for these mistakes. We wish to take this opportunity to apologise again.
For impacted supported employees who currently work for Activ, wage levels have been updated and back payments have been made.
For supported employees who have left Activ, for whom Activ does not have current contact details, payments are being made as current contact details are received. Activ welcomes enquiries from former supported employees or their families about this matter.
More information about Activ is available at www.activ.asn.au