29 Jul 2011
If you believe you have been unfairly dismissed, you can submit an unfair dismissal application to Fair Work Australia. Fair Work Australia is the national workplace relations tribunal and you can contact them on 1300 799 675. You must apply within 14 days after being dismissed.
28 Jul 2011
On 22 July, the Fair Work Ombudsman, Nick Wilson, presented at the Television Education Network’s 4th Annual Employment Law Conference.
27 Jul 2011
All employers need to know what they are required to do under workplace law. However, the best employers understand the benefits that working at best practice give to their business.
26 Jul 2011
As an employer, it is your responsibility to be aware of your workplace responsibilities to your staff. We are here to help employers comply with their obligations.
25 Jul 2011
Going through a termination process is a stressful time for both employers and employees. It is important that all parties are aware of their rights and obligations when going through this process.
22 Jul 2011
If you are working over the weekend, then you may be entitled to a penalty rate for that time. A penalty rate is a higher rate of pay for work done outside usual working hours, such as late at night or on weekends or public holidays.
20 Jul 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has a variety of templates available that identify information that must be included on a pay slip by law. They also feature best practice additional information that is desirable to include.
18 Jul 2011
An online Young Worker Toolkit has been released by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
14 Jul 2011
Fair Work Australia released its 2011 Annual Wage Review decision on 3 June 2011. The decision takes effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2011.
12 Jul 2011
The federal government announced on 6 July that they will provide “fair and adequate” funding to help support pay increases that may come from the equal pay case for the Social and Community Services sector (SACS).
11 Jul 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched 14 Online videos to assist foreign born workers understand their workplace rights and entitlements.
7 Jul 2011
Emma Bradford, the Director of Discrimination at the Fair Work Ombudsman is appearing on ‘The Circle’ on Channel Ten to discuss parental leave and discrimination. The appearance will be at 10.40 am on 7 July.
5 Jul 2011
Ninety-minute after-school shifts in retail that were due to start on 1 July, are now on hold. The Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) has appealed the decision by Fair Work Australia to allow the 90-minute after school shifts.
4 Jul 2011
The Fair Work Information Statement has been updated and is available to download in 27 key languages.
1 Jul 2011
We have now updated our pay tools and Pay and Conditions Guides, to include the Fair Work Australia annual wage review increase.