INCREASE IN VISITS TO THE FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN

Written on the 23 October 2014

INCREASE IN VISITS TO THE FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN

THE annual report released by The Fair Work Ombudsman shows a jump in activity, with more people visiting the website and calling the helpline.

The website received 11 million visits, up by more than one million compared to last year, with more than two million downloads of factsheets and templates.

The Small Business Helpline received almost 90,000 calls in seven months.

Minister for Employment Senator Eric Abetz says the result is good news for employers and their staff.

“Employers have more confidence to call the Fair Work Ombudsman are more willing to seek advice to ensure that they are paying their employees correctly,” Abetz says.

“These are excellent results that show that more people are learning about their wages and entitlements.”

Abetz says the service is particularly useful for small business operators, who can rely on advice without fear of prosecution.


Latest News

INTEREST IN RETAIL PROPERTY SPIKES AS INTERNATIONAL BRANDS LOOK TO ROLL OUT IN AUSTRALIA

AN influx of international retail brands into Australia over the next five years are expected to push up demand for f...

MANTRA BOASTS OF SUCCESSFUL HOTEL INTEGRATION AS NET PROFIT GROWS 15 PER CENT

MANTRA Group (ASX:MTR) CEO Bob East has praised the performance of the company's new Honolulu Hotel as it posted ...

WHITEHAVEN TRIPLES EARNINGS, PAYS DOWN DEBT AFTER COAL PRICE TURNAROUND

THE HIGH coal price has allowed Whitehaven Coal to triple earnings and pay down a large portion of its debt in the fi...

BABY BUNTING BUOYED BY CLICKS AND BRICKS PERFORMANCE

BABY Bunting has grown sales 18.1 per cent to $135.1 million in the first half of FY17, sweetened by the opening o...

Related News

WHY EMPLOYEE-OWNED COMPANIES ARE BEATING ASX200 SHARE PRICES

EMPLOYEE-owned companies command a higher share price than their publicly listed peers, reaping a 17 per cent prem...

RISE OF THE MACHINES HAS WORKERS SWEATING

UP TO 3.8 million Australian workers are fearful their job may soon be terminated by a robot, a new survey has shown....

LESS TALK, MORE SMALL BUSINESS ACTION IN 2017

THE future growth and prosperity of Australian SMEs could be undermined if governments lose sight of the sector...

TEST DRIVE A POST GRAD AT BOND

THERE'S only one way to really move your career into the fast lane, says Bond University, and 'test driving...

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details
Subscriptions

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter