App protects workers

THE Fair Work Ombudsman has released a new app aimed at tackling the persistent problem of underpayment of young workers and migrant workers around the country.

The “Record My Hours” app equips workers with a record of the time they spend at their workplace by using geofencing technology to register when they arrive at work and when they leave. 

Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James said the app would be a valuable back-up for workers when employers failed to meet their record-keeping obligations.

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