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Get Your Shift Together!

Get Your Shift Together!

Deputy launches campaign to help hospitality manage Fair Work compliance obligations.

SYDNEY - MARCH 10 - Deputy, the leading workforce management software solution, has today announced the launch of its ‘Get Your Shift Together’ campaign.

Deputy’s campaign will counter the lack of information and education about Fair Work requirements that often cause businesses to fall foul of regulations — helping them to remain compliant, profitable and to protect the rights of their staff.

 Working closely with the hospitality industry, and leaders from The Boathouse Group, Tech Pantry and the Restaurant & Catering Association, Deputy will help businesses to better understand and more simply manage their obligations in regards to Fair Work Industry Awards.

The March 1 Fair Work compliance obligations make it compulsory for employers to keep a record of the starting and finishing times of work, and any unpaid breaks taken, of certain salaried staff. The move is seen as an attempt to clamp down on recent on-going cases of underpayment and wage theft.

Ashik Ahmed, CEO and co-founder, Deputy, said: “These new Fair Work obligations are good for both employers and staff. Rather than enforcing a culture of clocking in and clocking out, they are about ensuring that hard-working Australians have their rights protected and are earning the wage they deserve.”

“The nature of work is changing in Australia as part-time or casual work increases. Many of these jobs are in the retail, hospitality and healthcare sectors, which rely heavily on the hourly-paid workforce. It is the industry’s duty to protect these workers from unfair wage practices.”

As part of the ‘Get Your Shift Together’ campaign, Deputy will be hosting an exclusive event on March 23 with several guest speakers:

  • Glenn Boswell​, Chief Legal Counsel at Deputy;
  • Thom Williamson, Group General Manager at The Boathouse Group;
  • Andy Gordon, Director at Tech Pantry;
  • Wes Lambert, CEO at Restaurant & Catering Association.

Deputy’s workforce management technology can help employers to navigate the complex employment landscape and pay staff correctly, by simplifying scheduling, timesheets, tasks and workplace communication.

Over 200 million shifts have been rostered using the Deputy platform across a variety of industries. 

About the ‘Get Your Shift Together’ event

It is often a lack of information and education about Fair Work requirements that make it impossible to confidently manage your obligations. 

We want to change that.

Attendees at this event will learn:

  • Fair Work compliance obligations impacting hospitality in 2020;
  • How to manage recent March 01 changes for salaried workers in hospitality;
  • How to protect your business by planning to be audit-ready;
  • How technology can help automate the complexities of workplace compliance;
  • How industry leaders balance compliance and profitability day-to-day.

Guests will also have the opportunity to network, share ideas and problem-solve other relevant issues impacting the work lives of those in the hospitality industry

Date: March 23 2020

Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Location: NOMAD Up The Road | 85 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills

More information here

About Deputy.

Deputy is the ultimate employee management tool, connecting businesses and employees seamlessly through technology. By simplifying scheduling, timesheets, tasks and workplace communication, 

Deputy helps businesses transform operations and empower employees to work the way they want. With brilliant apps and one-click payroll integration, Deputy makes working easier. 

Deputy is used by more than 200,000 workplaces in over 100 countries. For more information, visit, or find us on Twitter, Facebook, the App Store or Google Play.

Mat Beeche
Mat Beeche Global Strategic Communications Director



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