Media release

6 September 2010

Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Sydney employers

The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 40 businesses in St Ives, 40 in Richmond and 20 in South Windsor this month.

Fair Work inspectors will doorknock businesses to provide information packs to employers who have entered the national workplace relations system.

This follows educational visits to more than 2000 other businesses throughout NSW so far this year.

Fair Work Ombudsman Executive Director Michael Campbell says the informal visits are aimed at assisting employers to understand changes to national workplace laws, including the introduction of the National Employment Standards and Modern Awards.

The Fair Work Ombudsman has a number of tools on its website - www.fairwork.gov.au - to assist employees and employers.

Small to medium-sized businesses without human resources staff can also ensure they are better equipped when hiring, managing and dismissing employees by using free template employment documentation with step-by-step instructions or accessing a series of Best Practice Guides.

Employers or employees seeking assistance or further information can also contact the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94 from 8am-6pm weekdays. For translations, call 13 14 50.

Media inquiries:

Ryan Pedler, Senior Adviser, Media & Stakeholder Relations
(03) 9954 2561, 0434 365 924
ryan.pedler@fwo.gov.au

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