What you need to know about the Fair Work Information Statement

The Fair Work Ombudsman in Australia has updated the Fair Work Information Statement (FWIS).

Australian employees are supposed to be provided with a FWIS on commencing a new job.

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

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.

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

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 the FWIS

The FWIS can be given to new employees:

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

 

Think a mistake might have been made?

Mistakes can happen. The best way to fix them usually starts with talking.

See this page on the Ombudsman’s website for Help resolving workplace issues section for practical advice on:

  • 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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