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  • Rights at Work in Australia Rhiannon McIntyre, Community Engagement Officer Rajiv Thacker, Fair Work Inspector Luke Ryan, Fair Work Inspector
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  • 2 Overview What is the Fair Work Ombudsman? Pay and conditions of employment Harvest Trail Campaign
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  • 3 What is the Fair Work Ombudsman? Independent government agency Rights at work are Protected Understood and Enforced Free advice
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  • 4 Workplace laws in Australia Rights at work are protected by law: o pay o conditions such as leave o how you should be treated at work
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  • 5 Workplace laws in Australia Different jobs and industries have different laws For example: minimum wages, hours of work, rest breaks
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  • 6 The National Employment Standards 1 Maximum Weekly Hours 2 Right to Request Flexible Working Arrangements 3 Parental Leave 4 Annual Leave 5 Personal/Carers & Compassionate Leave 6 Community Service Leave 7 Long Service Leave 8 Public Holidays 9 Notice of Termination and Redundancy Pay 10 Fair Work Information Statement
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  • 7 Types of employees Full time workers Part time workers Casual workers
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  • 8 $16.87/hour Full time worker Part time worker $21.09/hour Casual worker Minimum wage
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  • 9 Common issues Not okay: Unpaid work trials Goods or services instead of pay
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  • 10 Common issues Not okay: -Taking money for breakages -Taking money for till shortages -Taking money for customers not paying
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  • 11 Pay slips A worker must always get a pay slip within one day of being paid The payslip gives important information about pay and should be kept somewhere safe
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  • 12 Work diary What is it? Why do workers need them?
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  • 13 Watch out for Being asked to work for free Being given goods or services instead of pay Having money taken out of your pay Not being given a payslip
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  • 14 Case study - Rocco Wanted to work in a caf Worked a 3 day trial period
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  • 15 Questions?
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  • 16 Harvest Trail Campaign Who is your employer? Where are you working? Keep pay slips Keep your own records
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  • 17 Harvest Trail Campaign Deductions from wages Agreed & in writing? Hourly rate or Piece rate $16.87 / $19.40 FT/PT $21.08 / $23.62 Casual
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  • 18 Questions?
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  • 19 Contact details Website www.fairwork.gov.auwww.fairwork.gov.au Link to language page www.fairwork.gov.au/contact- us/language-helpwww.fairwork.gov.au/contact- us/language-help Fair Work Infoline 13 13 94 Telephone Interpreting Service 13 14 50 Feedback & suggestions community.engagment@fwo.gov.aucommunity.engagment@fwo.gov.au