Fair Work targets Bathurst companies

Up to 60 businesses in Bathurst in NSW will be targeted during educational campaign by Fair Work Ombudsman

July 19, 2010

Up to 60 businesses in Bathurst in NSW will be targeted over the next three weeks during an educational campaign by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

The workplace watchdog will doorknock employers to give them information packs outlining their industrial relations obligations.

They will focus on commercial and industrial areas, with the information packs containing fact sheets, templates nd guides on employment standards and the new awards system.

"We are very serious about our job of building knowledge and creating fairer workplaces and we are strongly focused on ensuring the community understands its workplace rights and obligations," Fair Work Ombudsman NSW Director Mark Davidson says.

"The best advice I can give to business operators is to get the basics right and everything else should start to fall into place.

"By the basics, I mean knowing what Award applies to your employees, what the correct classifications for your employees are and what pay rates apply."

The doorknocking forms part of the 10,000 education visits the Ombudsman will make to employers in NSW this year.

The Ombudsman says the templates and guides on hiring, managing and dismissing employees are ideal for small to medium-sized businesses that cannot afford human resources staff.

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