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One million fact sheets sent to employers

Employers are beginning to distribute the new Workplace Relations Fact Sheet to their employees so as to avoid the $110 fine if they don't.

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Employers are beginning to distribute the new Workplace Relations Fact Sheet to their employees so as to avoid the $110 fine if they don't.

Barbara Bennett, Director of the Workplace Authority, said more than one million copies of the new Workplace Relations Fact Sheet have been ordered by employers from the Workplace Authority, and there have been over 100,000 downloaded from the website.

'From a single download, employers can print out or email the fact sheet to their entire workforce,' she said.

The fact sheet must be given to new employees within seven days of the start of their employment, and to existing employees by 20 October.

$110 fine

Failure to provide a copy of the fact sheet to each employee could result in a penalty of $110.

The Fact Sheet contains information about:

  • the Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard
  • protected conditions
  • the Fairness Test
  • the role of the Workplace Authority Director and the Workplace Ombudsman

'It's only been two weeks since employers have been required to provide their employees with the fact sheet and I am encouraged that in such a short period so many fact sheets have already been ordered and downloaded,' Bennett said.

10 weeks to go

'With just 10 weeks to go any employers yet to distribute the fact sheet to their workforce should contact us to order their free copies or visit our website to download an electronic copy.'

Employers can distribute the fact sheet by:

  • Providing a hard copy of the fact sheet to each employee.
  • Emailing a copy or a direct link to the fact sheet to each employee.

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