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Changes to help protect vulnerable workers
On 15 September 2017 the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 took effect. Find out what the changes are, who they affect and what they mean for you.
Report a workplace issue in your language
Know a workplace that isn’t doing the right thing but don’t want to get involved? Report it to us anonymously – in your language.
Record My Hours app
Keep track of your hours with our Record My Hours app. It’s available in multiple languages. Download the app today.
Contracting labour and supply chains
Contracting labour can create benefits for your business but there can be risks if businesses don’t do it right. Check out our new resources for employers to help make sure your supply chain is compliant.


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