Fair Work Information Statement

Employers have to give every new employee a copy of the Fair Work Information Statement (the FWIS) before, or as soon as possible after, they start their new job.

Employers also have to give every new casual employee a copy of the Casual Employment Information Statement (the CEIS) at the same time.

What is the Fair Work Information Statement?

The FWIS provides new employees with information about their conditions of employment.

You can download the Fair Work Information Statement (PDF 314KB) (DOCX 86.2KB).

The FWIS has information on:

  • the National Employment Standards
  • right to request flexible working arrangements
  • modern awards
  • making agreements under the Fair Work Act 2009
  • individual flexibility arrangements
  • freedom of association and workplace rights (general protections)
  • termination of employment
  • right of entry
  • the role of the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Fair Work Commission.

Providing employees with the FWIS

The FWIS can be given to new employees:

  • in person
  • by mail
  • by email
  • by emailing a link to this page of our website
  • by emailing a link to a copy of the FWIS available on the employer’s intranet
  • by fax
  • by another method.

Source reference: Fair Work Act 2009 s.125 external-icon.png

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  • figuring out if a mistake has been made
  • talking to your employer or employee about fixing it
  • getting help from us if you can't resolve it.

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