Fair Work Ombudsman in Emerald next week

30 July 2013

The Fair Work Ombudsman will be available at three events at Emerald, in Queensland, next week to help employers and workers learn more about their workplace rights and responsibilities.

Fair Work Inspectors will run a free presentation for employers on Tuesday, 6 August, between 5 pm and 7 pm at the Central Highlands Development Corporation Rooms, Wally McKenzie, House, at the Emerald Showgrounds.

The presentation will provide an overview of the Fair Work system, including the National Employment Standards and modern awards, and cover topics including common employer oversights, work practices to avoid and provide an opportunity for employers to ask questions.

Employers wanting to attend the free presentation need to register by emailing their name, phone number and business name to cwq@fwo.gov.au or calling 07 4699 5856.

In addition, Fair Work Inspectors will be available to answer questions about pay, conditions and other aspects of workplace laws at the Central Highlands Development Corporation Rooms on Wednesday, 7 August, between 8.30 am and 5 pm.

Employers and employees are advised to make an appointment to see an Inspector by emailing cwq@fwo.gov.au or calling (07) 4699 5856, however drop in visits are welcome.

The Fair Work Ombudsman will also operate an information booth at the Emerald Careers Expo on Thursday, 8 August, between 10 am and 4 pm at the Emerald Town Hall. Entry is free.

Fair Work Inspector, Lisa Rossow, said the workplace regulator’s visit to Emerald aimed to raise awareness amongst employers and employees of national workplace laws.

“A big part of the Fair Work Ombudsman’s role is to help build knowledge in the community about workplace laws and to help create fairer workplaces,” Mrs Rossow said.

“Opportunities like this where we can speak directly to employers and employees are an important way to help achieve that.

“We encourage anyone in Emerald who would like to learn more about national workplace laws to take advantage of the advice being offered at these events".

Employers and employees seeking further information and advice can 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. A free interpreter service is available on 13 14 50.

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Media inquiries:

Tom McPherson, Media & Stakeholder Relations
0439 835 855
media@fwo.gov.au

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