Ballarat Employers Focus Of New Campaign

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Media Release





   8 Nov 2010


Ballarat employers focus of new campaign


Fair Work inspectors will audit up to a 100 Ballarat employers this month and

deliver a seminar on workplace laws for small business as part of an education

and compliance campaign.


The Fair Work Ombudsman has written to 40 Ballarat employers to provide them

with educational information about workplace laws and to ask them to provide

time-and-wages records for audit.


On November 23 and 24, inspectors will doorknock another 60 businesses to

scrutinise their books and provide employers with tips about how to ensure they

are compliant.


Fair Work Ombudsman Executive Director Michael Campbell says inspectors will

check employers are paying staff their full entitlements and are complying with

record-keeping and payslip obligations.


Mr Campbell says prior to the visits, a senior Fair Work inspector will be one of

the presenters at a seminar for small business operators.


“The presentation will focus on workplace laws and how the Fair Work

Ombudsman can assist employers to understand and comply with laws,” he said. 


The seminar will be held at 7pm on November 16 at Pipers by the Lake, 403

Wendouree Parade, Ballarat. Bookings are available by calling Commerce Ballarat

on 5333 3233. The cost is $15.


Mr Campbell says the Fair Work Ombudsman has a range of user-friendly

resources on its website to assist employers to comply with workplace laws and

operate their workplace at best practice.


Resources for small business on www.fairwork.gov.au include industry specific

web pages, payslip and record-keeping templates, a self-audit checklist, template

letters and fact sheets on dozens of topics including leave, industrial action, public

holidays, enterprise bargaining, gender pay equality and family-friendly

workplaces.


The ‘Industries’ section on the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website provides

information specifically tailored for employers and workers in the retail, cleaning,

clerical, hair and beauty, security and horticulture industries.


As well as Online resources, the Fair Work Ombudsman has more than 200

highly-skilled advisers available to speak with employers and workers with

questions on its Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94 from 8am-6pm weekdays.


Media inquiries: 


Richard Honey, Media Adviser, 0457 924 146, richard.honey@fwo.gov.au






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