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The Fair Work Ombudsman has published a revised Fair Work Information Statement that must be given to new employees. The Fair Work Commission also recently revised its Form 17 Employer’s Statutory Declaration to be used when filing an enterprise agreement for approval.  

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) requires employers to give every new employee a copy of the Fair Work Information Statement before – or as soon as practicable after – employment commences.[1]

The Ombudsman has published a revised version, which employers must commence using immediately.  You can access a copy of the Fair Work Information Statement here, together with information about issuing it.

In November, the Fair Work Commission revised several Forms, including Form 17 – Employer’s Statutory Declaration.  This must be filed with an application for approval of an enterprise agreement.  It is important to use the up-to-date form – you can access a copy from the Commission’s website here.

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Please note that our office will be closed from 1pm on Friday 20 December 2019 and will reopen on Monday 6 January 2020. We wish all our clients a happy and safe season.


[1] Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), section 125.

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