Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Adelaide employers
18 August 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to more than 400 businesses throughout Adelaide over the next three weeks.
Fair Work inspectors will doorknock businesses to provide information packs to employers who have entered the national workplace relations system.
Inspectors will visit 20 businesses in Littlehampton/Nairne, 25 in Balhannah/Oakbank, 40 in Para Hills/Para Hills West/Ingle Farm, 60 in Salisbury North, 60 in Blair/Athol/Gepps Cross/Pooraka, 60 in Wingfield/Regency Park/Angle Vale, 30 in Panorama/Pasadena, 85 in Royal Park/Woodville/Hendon and 30 in Morphett Vale/Hackham.
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 check minimum rates of pay, including PayCheck and Payroll Check.
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.
Ryan Pedler, Senior Adviser, Media & Stakeholder Relations
(03) 9954 2561, 0434 365 924
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