Would your farm business pass a Fair Work inspection or audit today?

  • Are you confident you are meeting all your legal obligations under the Fair Work Act and your award/s?
  • Are you sure your record keeping and employee paperwork would pass inspection?
  • Do you know how to manage performance and termination of employment to minimise the risk of claims against you?

Free seminars are being held in various regional locations to help agricultural businesses achieve Fair Work compliance and better manage employment risks. If there is one seminar you should attend this year, this is it.

Australia has a highly regulated framework of workplace relations with complex laws, regulations, awards, and standards to be met by every employer.

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has high expectations that business owners who employ staff ensure they do so in line with the laws. The laws do not distinguish or discriminate between small or large workforces, casual or permanent employment, or whether workers are Australian or from overseas.

Increased funding and activity of the FWO means that employers are more likely to be inspected or audited.Targeted campaigns are exposing non-compliance across the board. In serious cases, high profile prosecutions lead to large fines, enforceable undertakings, and media exposure. It is vital to get it right.

During the half-day seminar farmers will:

  • undergo a risk assessment – effectively ‘stress testing’ your business against the legal requirements
  • understand your legal obligations under the Fair Work Act, National Employment Standards and relevant Award/s
  • gather information and resources to help you with compliance and establish positive practices in the workplace.

The seminars – including risk assessment, resources and refreshments – are FREE of charge to all agricultural producers.

Select your preferred seminar location to register online.

Time: 9 am – 2 pm.
Cost: FREE

NOTE: A minimum of five registrations in any region will be required to proceed. If you cannot attend after you register, please contact Growcom on growcom@growcom.com.au or phone 07 3620 3844 to cancel your registration or send someone in your place.

The Workplace Essentials Seminars will be presented by Donna Mogg. Donna has worked with farmers for the past 10 years around employment and workplace relations. She has a strong reputation for delivering professional and practical advice, information and resources to support farmers all over Queensland with managing their employment obligations.

The Workplace Essentials Seminars 2016/17 are funded by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), sponsored by AustSafe Super, and supported by the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN).
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