Fairwork change

Fair Work – changes for part-time employees

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The Fair Work Ombudsman has updated the Fair Work Information Statement to reflect the recent High Court decision on personal/carer’s leave, namely that part-time employees accrue personal/carer’s leave on a pro rata basis. 

As part of employer obligations under the Fair Work Act, every employer must give each new employee the Fair Work Information Statement before (or as soon as practicable after) the employee starts their employment. It provides employees covered by the Fair Work Act with information about their conditions of employment. 

What do I need to do?

  • Review your existing part-time employees contracts
  • Ensure you provide an updated Fair Work Information Statement to any new employees before, or as soon as practicable after, they start employment with you, and keep a written record of this 
  • There is no need to provide the below updated Fair Work Information Statement to existing employees, as you will have already issued a copy of the Fair Work Information Statement to them when they began employment with you

Click here – Fair Work Information Statement

Click here – Fair Work Information Statement – employee confirmation


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