Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Longreach and Barcaldine employers

4 August 2010

The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 60 businesses in and around Longreach and Barcaldine this week.

Fair Work inspectors will also doorknock businesses in Winton, Blackall, Alpha, Jericho and Ilfracombe to provide information packs with helpful resources such as fact sheets, templates and Best Practice Guides.

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.fwo.gov.au - to assist employees and employers to understand their respective workplace rights and obligations.

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.

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:

Craig Bildstien, Director, Media & Stakeholder Relations,
0419 818 484
craig.bildstien@fwo.gov.au

Richard Honey, Adviser, Media & Stakeholder Relations, 
0457 924 146
richard.honey@fwo.gov.au

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