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New Fair Work Information Statement

The office of the Fair Work Ombudsman has released a new Fair Work Information Statement (also referred to as the FWIS or Statement) to make it easier for employers and employees to understand minimum workplace entitlements.

All new employees must receive a copy of the Statement and the relevant award either before or as soon as possible when they commence employment.

The Statement outlines each employee’s conditions of employment and provides 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

Employers can provide the Statement to employees in person, by mail, fax or via email, which can include a direct link to the Statement.

If employees feel that a mistake has been made or have not received a Statement, they should speak with their employer.  They can also access advice through the Help resolving workplace issues on the Fair Work Ombudsman website. 

A copy of the new Statement is available on the Fair Work Ombudsman website.

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This article has been prepared by Vanessa Baglieri, Marketing Manager. The information provided should not be relied upon as legal advice. You should speak with Rosa Raco directly about your specific circumstances via email rraco@wrlaw.com.au or phone +03 54996131.