Application of this section
(1) This section applies if an inspector reasonably believes that a person has contravened one or more of the following:
(a) a provision of the National Employment Standards;
(b) a term of a modern award;
(c) a term of an enterprise agreement;
(d) a term of a workplace determination;
(e) a term of a national minimum wage order;
(f) a term of an equal remuneration order;
(fa) subsection 536AA(1) or (2) (which deal with employer obligations in relation to advertising rates of pay);
(g) a provision of Part 6-4C (which deals with the Coronavirus economic response);
(h) a jobkeeper enabling direction (within the meaning of Part 6-4C);
(i) a provision of an agreement authorised by Part 6-4C.
Giving a notice
(2) The inspector may, except as provided by subsection (4), give the person a notice requiring the person to do either or both of the following within such reasonable time as is specified in the notice:
(a) take specified action to remedy the direct effects of the contravention referred to in subsection (1);
(b) produce reasonable evidence of the person's compliance with the notice.
(3) The notice must also:
(a) set out the name of the person to whom the notice is given; and
(b) set out the name of the inspector who gave the notice; and
(c) set out brief details of the contravention; and
(d) explain that a failure to comply with the notice may contravene a civil remedy provision; and
(e) explain that the person may apply to the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2) or an eligible State or Territory Court for a review of the notice on either or both of the following grounds:
(i) the person has not committed a contravention set out in the notice;
(ii) the notice does not comply with subsection (2) or this subsection; and
(f) set out any other matters prescribed by the regulations.
Relationship with enforceable undertakings
(4) An inspector must not give a person a notice in relation to a contravention if:
(a) the person has given an undertaking under section 715 in relation to the contravention; and
(b) the undertaking has not been withdrawn.
Relationship with civil remedy provisions
(4A) An inspector must not apply for an order under Division 2 of Part 4-1 in relation to a contravention of a civil remedy provision by a person if:
(a) the inspector has given the person a notice in relation to the contravention; and
(b) either of the following subparagraphs applies:
(i) the notice has not been withdrawn, and the person has complied with the notice;
(ii) the person has made an application under section 717 in relation to the notice that has not been completely dealt with.
Note: A person other than an inspector who is otherwise entitled to apply for an order in relation to the contravention may do so.
(4B) A person who complies with a notice in relation to a contravention of a civil remedy provision is not taken:
(a) to have admitted to contravening the provision; or
(b) to have been found to have contravened the provision.
Person must not fail to comply with notice
(5) A person must not fail to comply with a notice given under this section.
Note: This subsection is a civil remedy provision (see Part 4-1).
(6) Subsection (5) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.