In this section, you will find records of legal activities undertaken by the Fair Work Ombudsman to ensure compliance. You can also find Guidance Notes that explain how we interpret the laws we administer, and the guidelines we follow in making decisions.
We use legal activities as one way to ensure and enforce compliance with workplace laws. The use of litigation and other legal activities are part of a broader compliance system. This compliance system uses a variety of methods to ensure employers and employees comply with Commonwealth workplace laws.
The Fair Work Ombudsman may take the following action:
The Fair Work Ombudsman’s Litigation Policy Guidance Note 1 provides further information about our litigation procedures.