Information and advice at Beef Australia 2012

4 May 2012

The Fair Work Ombudsman will provide free information and advice at next week's Beef Australia 2012 at the Rockhampton Showgrounds.

Located at site 49 in the Walter Pierce Pavilion, Fair Work advisers will be available to answer questions from workers about their pay and work conditions and provide information to employers about their rights and obligations.

They will also distribute flyers and highlight the educative materials on workplace relations laws the Fair Work Ombudsman has for both employers and employees.

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

"We have a range of helpful resources to help employers and employees understand their workplace rights including fact sheets, templates, Best Practice Guides and Online tools," Mr Wilson said.

"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."

The Fair Work Ombudsman has range of dedicated industry webpages Online including - www.fairwork.gov.au/horticulture - which has tools, templates and resources specifically tailored to the horticulture industry.

Workers or employers seeking advice or information should visit site at Beef Australia 2012 or visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website.

The website has a number of tools and resources, including PayCheck Plus and an Award Finder, to assist business-owners calculate the correct pay for their employees.

PayCheck Plus calculates minimum rates of pay per hour, per shift or per week and takes account of payments for overtime, penalty rates and allowances.

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, and a self-audit check list.

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Media inquiries:

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

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