All employers covered by the national workplace relations system have an obligation to give each new employee a Fair Work Information Statement before, or as soon as possible after, the new staff member starts employment.
It provides basic information on national standards for employment matters and contains information about:
- The National Employment Standards (NES);
- The effect on an employee's NES entitlements when there is a transfer of business:
- Modern awards;
- Agreement making under Act;
- Individual flexibility arrangements:
- The right to freedom of association;
- Termination of employment;
- Right of entry (including the protection of personal information by privacy laws); and
- The role of related Government Agencies.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
The statement may be provided in the following ways:
- Giving it personally to the employee;
- Posting it to the employee;
- Emailing it, or a direct electronic link, to the employee;
- Faxing it to the employee; or
- Another method that meets the requirements.
It is recommended that the employer retain details of how the statement was provided to each employee.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding requirements.
No fees are required.
Fair Work Act 2009 (Australian Government)
Fair Work Regulations 2009 (Australian Government)
The information contained on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service
(ABLIS) web site, or via packages or other sources is intended for general guidance
To the full extent permitted by law, the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments
make no representations or warranties (expressed or implied) in relation to the
information, including its accuracy, currency or completeness.
The business information provided does not constitute professional or legal advice,
nor is the use of any third party resource an endorsement of the information contained,
the associated organisation, product or service. It is recommended that you obtain
appropriate professional and /or independent legal advice to ensure that the material
provided here is relevant to your particular circumstances.
To the full extent permitted by law the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments,
their employees and agents do not accept any liability for any reason, including
without limitation, liability in negligence, to any person for the general information
which is provided herein, or in respect of anything, including the consequences
of anything done, or not done, by any such person in whole or partial reliance upon