Employers and Modern Awards
All employers should ensure they are familiar with the new Fair Work system if employing staff under the National Workplace Relations system.
The most important aspects of the Fair Work system which you need to ensure compliance are:-
- The new Modern Awards which updated and modernised previous awards. Click here for more information on Modern Awards.
- The National Employment Standards, 10 standards of employment which all employers must follow. Click here for more information on the National Employment Standards.
Fair Work Information Statement
If you are employing new employees under the National Workplace Relations system or Modern Awards, you have an obligation to give your employees a Fair Work Information Statement. The Statement must be given before, or as soon as possible after, the employee starts work.
A copy of the Information Statement can be downloaded here in either pdf or Word format.