The Fair Work Ombudsman is committed to providing useful, reliable information to help you understand your rights and obligations under workplace laws.
It is your responsibility to comply with workplace laws that apply to you.
The information contained on this website is:
- general in nature and may not deal with all aspects of the law that are relevant to your specific situation
- not legal advice.
Therefore, you may wish to seek independent professional advice to ensure all the factors relevant to your circumstances have been properly considered.
In many areas of Indigenous Australia, it is considered offensive to publish photographs or names of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have recently died. Visitors are warned that this site may inadvertently contain such names or pictures.
Links to external websites
Where our sites provide links to external websites, these links are provided for the visitor's convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service.
We apply a range of security controls to protect our website from unauthorised access. However, users should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that a user’s transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects.
The Commonwealth accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user’s computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this web site or its use. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user’s computer system, software or data. Where connection to system or website outside our control compromises the FWO website we will sever links to that website or system.
You should report any suspicious or unauthorised activity relating to your use of our site by contacting us.
Increasing your safety online
To protect your computer you should:
- Install and activate security software on your computer
- Ensure your security software includes anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall and anti-spam filter
- Run regular scans of your computer for viruses
- Remember to update your security software to ensure you are always running the current version.
Other steps you should take to help protect your computer include:
- Check your Internet browser's security settings for ways to make your browsing more secure
- Do not open email attachments if you do not know the sender
- Only download files from reputable Internet sites
- Be wary when exchanging files with colleagues or friends
- Never click on hyperlinks in emails received from unknown sources
- Protecting your password
- Never share your password with anyone
- Never send your password via email
- Make your password as strong as possible.
Further information about online protection is provided by the Australian Government at Stay Smart Online .