Work Smarter

Work Smarter

Smart means planning to succeed: a tailored HR plan, managing your risks and making the right decisions first time. Working smarter saves you time, money and rework.

Grow Stronger

Grow Stronger

Strength is your growth foundation: right people in the right roles and a culture of high performance and low maintenance. Growing stronger equals success... and more time for you to enjoy it.

Move Faster

Move Faster

Faster is better with smart speed: an engaged, confident and capable workforce achieving more in less time. Moving faster means first to new customers and new opportunities.

Work Smarter

Work Smarter

Smart means planning to succeed: a tailored HR plan, managing your risks and making the right decisions first time. Working smarter saves you time, money and rework.

Grow Stronger

Grow Stronger

Strength is your growth foundation: right people in the right roles and a culture of high performance and low maintenance. Growing stronger equals success... and more time for you to enjoy it.

Move Faster

Move Faster

Faster is better with smart speed: an engaged, confident and capable workforce achieving more in less time. Moving faster means first to new customers and new opportunities.

How to Throw Away Money: Don’t Provide a Fair Work Information Statement

Thinking of buying a new luxury vehicle with this week’s earnings? Can’t decide between the 2017 Bentley, McLaren or Ferrari? If this is you, read no further. If, however, you’re an employer who’d prefer not to give away up to $54,000 of your hard-earned cash, here’s a tip: providing a Fair Work Information Statement to all new employees upon commencement might save you a few dollars in Fair Work Commission penalties.

The National Employment Standards (NES) are 10 minimum employment entitlements applying to all employees in the national workplace relations system – a collection of legislation applying to most employees and employers in Australia. The NES entitlements include maximum standard weekly working hours, parental and adoption leave, public holidays and annual leave. An employer must not contravene a provision of the NES.

Sitting at number 10 is “The right for new employees to receive the Fair Work Information Statement.”

The Fair Work Information Statement is a 2-page document containing an overview of the NES, the role of the Fair Work Commission and Fair Work Ombudsman, termination of employment and a list of the ten minimum workplace entitlements. An employer must give each new employee the Statement before (or as soon as practicable after) the employee starts his or her employment.

A contravention of a provision of the NES may result in penalties of up to $10,800 for an individual and $54,000 for a corporation.

Ensuring each member of your team is provided a Fair Work Information Statement upon commencement is one step to ensure compliance with Part 2-2 of the Fair Work Act 2009. There’s a number of other requirements for employers; why not call Bare Bones Consulting for a chat to see if you’re meeting your obligations?

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