22 November 2017

Fair Work Information Statement

Under the Fair Work Act, the Fair Work Information Statement must be provided to each new employee when they start their employment or as soon as possible after they start.

The Statement includes information about:

·         The National Employment Standards and employee's entitlements;

·         Modern awards;

·         The right to freedom of association;

·         Termination of employment;

·         Individual flexibility arrangements;

·         The roles of the Fair Work Commission and Ombudsmen; and

·         Other related information.

The Statement outlines ten minimum workplace entitlements.  These include a maximum working week of 38 hours, the right to request flexible working arrangements, annual, long service and parental leave provisions, public holiday entitlements and notice of termination and redundancy pay.  These entitlements are provided for under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Qld).

Failure to provide the information sheet could result in penalties of up to $63,000 for a corporation and $12,600 for an individual.

We suggest that you include the Statement together with Super Choice and Tax File Number Declaration forms in your procedures for inducting new employees.

For further information on the Information Statement and to download a copy, see the FairWork Australia website.


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