About us - Easy Read

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About us

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We are the Fair Work Ombudsman.
A customer talking on the phone with a Fair Work Ombudsman employee
Our job is to help you with your pay and rules at work.
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We, us and our means the Fair Work Ombudsman.
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We made this guide.

We help workers and employers

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People with disability have the same rights at work as everyone else.
A Fair Work Ombudsman call centre employee wearing a headset and smiling
We help people with questions about pay and rights at work.
A Fair Work Ombudsman employee talking to a customer. A calculator with a dollar sign is above them.
We help people if they have a problem with their pay and rights at work.
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We give information on pay.
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We give information on taking time off work.
A person working on their computer with 2 clocks behind them indicating the time they start and finish work
We give information on hours of work, breaks and rosters.
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A roster tells you the day and time you will work.
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We help people follow the rules and fix mistakes at work.

Call us for help

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We will try to help you if you have a problem or question about work.
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You can call us on 13 13 94.

We are open from 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

Who else can help

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The Fair Work Commission is different from us.
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The Fair Work Commission is like a court.
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They

  • set rules for things like pay
  • make decisions if workers and employers cannot agree.
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They can help if you are fired for an unfair reason.
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They can help if you are being bullied or sexually harassed at work.
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You can call the Fair Work Commission at 1300 799 675.
The Fair Work Commission logo
You can find out more about the Fair Work Commission at www.fwc.gov.au

Word list

Fair Work Ombudsman We are the Fair Work Ombudsman. Our job is to talk to you about your pay and rules at work.
Roster A roster tells you the day and time you will work.
Fair Work Commission The Fair Work Commission can help if you are bullied, harassed or fired.