Fair Work Information Statement

The new Fair Work Australia’s 10 National Employment Standards are set to take effect as of 1 January 2010. One of the less publicised principles is the employer’s obligation to give each new employee a Fair Work Information Statement (Statement) before, or as soon as possible after, the employee starts employment.

The Statement has now been finalised and was recently published in the Commonwealth Government Gazette on 2 December 2009.

The Statement contains information about:

  • the National Employment Standards (NES);

  • the effect on an employee’s NES entitlements when there is a transfer of business;

  • modern awards;

  • agreement making;

  • individual flexibility arrangements;

  • freedom of association and workplace rights;

  • termination of employment;

  • right of entry; and

  • the Fair Work Ombudsman and Fair Work Australia.

A copy of the Statement is attached and can also be found at:

Should you have any questions about the Statement or the National Employment Standards, please contact Ian Curlewis on 9288 6756, email: ian.curlewis@lavan.com.au, Michael Jensen on 9288 6944, email: michael.jensen@lavan.com.au or Benn Wallace on 9288 6741, email benn.wallace@lavan.com.au

Disclaimer – the information contained in this publication does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. You should seek legal advice in relation to any particular matter you may have before relying or acting on this information. The Lavan team are here to assist.