Fair Work Information Statement

16 December 2019 - Updated: 30 March 2021

An updated Fair Work Information Statement was released on 29 March 2021. The relevant statement must be given to all new employees, as part of an employer’s responsibilities under the National Employment Standards.

Fair Work Information Statement

The Fair Work Information Statement was updated on 29 March 2021. Any new non-casual employees engaged on or after 27 March 2021 should be given a copy of the correct statement.

The provision of a Fair Work Information Statement to all new employees is required under the National Employment Standards, which set out the 10 minimum employment entitlements that must be provided to all employees. You can incur hefty penalties for not supplying one.

This is easy and simple to do – download the Fair Work Information Statement and ensure that you give it to new employees before they start work (or as soon as practicable after they start).

The statement includes information on the following:

  • the National Employment Standards
  • modern awards
  • right to request flexible working arrangements
  • individual flexibility arrangements
  • termination of employment
  • protections at work
  • making agreements under the Fair Work Act 2009
  • transfer of business
  • right of entry (including the protection of personal information by privacy laws)
  • the role of the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Fair Work Commission

The Fair Work Ombudsman also provides a fact sheet on Fair Work Information Statements.

This item was updated on 30 March 2021.