Fair Work inspectors visit Griffith this week

23 April 2012

The Fair Work Ombudsman will visit Griffith in the NSW Riverina this week to assist employees and employers understand their workplace rights and entitlements.

Fair Work inspectors will be available to answer questions from workers about their pay and work conditions and provide information to employers about their rights and obligations.

Information will also be available for employers previously covered by the NSW industrial relations system but who are now under the national workplace relations system.

An information booth will operate at the Griffith City Council Library at the following times:

  • 2pm-6pm, Thursday 26 April 2012, and
  • 10am-12pm, Friday 27 April 2012.

Fair Work Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson says the visit will assist employers and employees to understand national workplace laws, including the National Employment Standards and Modern Awards.

“We are very serious about our job of building knowledge and creating fairer workplaces and we are strongly focused on ensuring the community understands its workplace rights and obligations.”

Workers or employers seeking support should visit the information booth or get in touch with the Fair Work Ombudsman via the website - www.fairwork.gov.au - or call the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94.

PayCheck Plus and an Award Finder on the website can assist business-owners calculate the correct pay for their employees.

Free documentation is available Online for employers to use when hiring, managing and dismissing staff including letters of engagement and probation, timesheet and pay slip templates, leave application forms, and a self-audit check list.

An ‘Industries’ section on the website provides extra, specialised information for employers and employees in the retail, cleaning, clerical, hair and beauty, security, horticulture, vehicle, fast food and hospitality industries.

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Media inquiries:

Richard Honey, Adviser, Media & Stakeholder Relations,
(03) 9954 2716, 0457 924 146
richard.honey@fwo.gov.au

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