The Fair Work Ombudsman has published a new Fair Work Handbook to assist employers to better understand the Fair Work Act and their obligations under workplace laws.
The Handbook has been designed to assist employers in preventing and resolving workplace issues in their businesses and provides an overview of the aspects of the Fair Work Act that employers must be familiar with, including:
- The 10 National Employment Standards;
- Awards and agreements;
- Pay slips and record-keeping;
- Employing staff;
- Handling workplace disputes;
- Managing under performance; and
- General protections.
Fair Work Ombudsman Executive Director for Education and Major Employers, Lynda McAlary-Smith, encourages employers to combine the Handbook with their workplace policies and procedures to create a single source of information for employees and managers.
“The Fair Work Handbook helps employers to understand their obligations and how to apply them within their business. It can also assist employers and managers in dealing with employee enquiries about workplace laws and will help in resolving any issues that arise,” McAlary-Smith said.
Interested business owners can download the Handbook as a PDF or a Word document by visiting the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website.
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