Do you give one to all of your new employees?



If not, you need to – it’s one of your responsibilities under the National Employment Standards.

The National Employment Standards (NES) provide the minimum conditions for all employees in Australia.

The provision of the Fair Work Information Statement is one of the ten requirements of the NES.

The Statement explains each of the NES as well as information about:

  • Awards;
  • Agreements;
  • Role of the Fair Work Commission and Ombudsman;
  • Termination; and
  • Individual flexibility arrangements.

As an employer, you can be fined up to $51,000 if you are a corporation or $10,200 if you’re an individual if you don’t provide an employee with the Statement.

You can download the Fair Work Information Statement here and give it to your new employees before they start work (or as soon as practicable after they start).

You can give your employees the FWIS:

  • in person
  • by mail
  • by email
  • by emailing a link to the FWIS
  • by fax.

For further expert advice on human resources, get in touch 1300 662 399 or email me directly

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