Fair Work Information Statement

On 11 December 2018 the Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Act 2018 (the Act) received Royal Assent by the Governor-General. The Act will take effect from 12 December 2018

The Act changes the Fair Work Act 2009 external-icon.png to include an entitlement to unpaid family and domestic violence leave in the National Employment Standards (NES).

We’re updating our website and resources to reflect this new entitlement. Please keep visiting our website in the coming days.

For information about current entitlements to unpaid family and domestic violence leave, go to Family & domestic violence leave.

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

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

The Statement 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 the Statement

The Statement can be given to new employees:

  • in person
  • by mail
  • by email
  • by emailing a link to our website
  • by fax.

You can download the Fair Work Information Statement (DOCX 55.3KB)  (PDF 85.6KB) in English. 

It is available in 30 other languages.

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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