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Coronavirus and Australian workplace laws

If your workplace has been impacted by coronavirus, we have information about your workplace rights and obligations at Coronavirus and Australian workplace laws.

A number of temporary changes have been introduced due to coronavirus including:

  • JobKeeper – changes to the Fair Work Act to support the JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme
  • temporary award changes – allowing for temporary workplace flexibility in some awards
  • pandemic leave – unpaid and paid pandemic leave (including worker and disaster payments) during coronavirus.

The coronavirus outbreak has also affected our services. Find out what it means for you and what you can expect. Visit How coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected our services.

Fair Work Information Statement 2019
New Fair Work Information Statement

We’ve updated the Fair Work Information Statement to make it easier to understand minimum workplace entitlements.

Every worker in Australia needs to get a copy of the FWIS when they start a new job.

Download a copy from our Fair Work Information Statement page.

The FWIS is also available in over 30 languages. You can download a copy of the FWIS in your language from our Language help pages.

Got a workplace question? Find out how to get the answer you need quickly by using our self-service tools or one of our other contact channels.

Self-service tools

  • Pay and Conditions Tool, also used by our advisers to find pay rates, leave, notice and redundancy entitlements  
  • My account lets you save pay rates and awards, get workplace information relevant to you and more
  • Free Online courses to help with having difficult conversations, starting a new job or managing performance
  • Templates and guides for record-keeping and pay slips

Pay and entitlement questions

To find out pay rates, annual and sick leave entitlements or notice and redundancy entitlements:

Translating and Interpreting Service

If you have difficulty speaking or understanding English, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. They will call us for you and interpret your query.

We're open 8am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday (except for public holidays).

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National Relay Service

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, call us through the National Relay Service.

Visit the National Relay Service Website external-icon.png or call TTY on 133 677 or Speak and Listen on 1800 555 727. 

We're open 8am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday (except for public holidays).

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