We have conducted more
than 700 audits last FY


ER Strategies appreciates that it is challenging to monitor the actions of your franchisees and that transparency and visibility are priorities for you to ensure your brand equity is protected. The recently introduced Fair Work Amendment (Vulnerable Worker Law) stipulates that franchisors may be held accountable for misconduct of franchisees unless the franchisor can demonstrate reasonable steps have been taken towards education and prevention of such breaches. 

ER Strategies has launched an independent external audit service to review store-level compliance for businesses as a risk management initiative to help prevent hefty fines and potential damaging publicity that may arise from non-compliance.

Our experienced team of auditors is led by ex-Fair Work Ombudsman Inspector David Price, with our audit team having collective experience in fields including Human Resources, Police Investigations and Accounting.

We offer 3 types of audits

Our audit service is conducted to determine payroll compliance and involves detailed consultation with you to determine the key areas of concern. We provide you with a confidential report that details the areas of potential risk so you can address these issues and avoid penalties.

With hundreds of audits conducted in each year, ER Strategies has extensive experience in this field and can provide a tailored wages audit program to suit your business – whether it is conducting desktop payroll audits to determine underpayment issues in a single store, or full in-store audits including interviews with employees across an entire network.

Areas which will be audited as part of this service will include:

– Payslips and wages records


-Pay calculations

-Award and EA compliance

-Visa restrictions

Our audits can also provide reporting on compliance with independent body FRANdata Workplace Transparency Standards.

Interested in Payroll Audits?

Be able to take proactive steps, rather than ending up with your back against the wall. Take our exclusive risk assessment. It will take you no longer than 5 minutes to complete and will flag up potential risk areas. Because you don’t know what you don’t know.