The Fair Work Ombudsman is a government agency created by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) which is responsible for ensuring that employers, businesses, business owners comply with their employment obligations. This can be the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), awards, pay guides, enterprise agreements, and other relevant employment instruments.
The Fair Work Ombudsman and the Fair Work Commission are separate agencies.
The role of the Fair Work Ombudsman is to:
- promote harmonious workplace relations
- monitor, make inquiries into, investigate and enforce compliance with workplace laws
- monitor some 457 and 482 subclass visa arrangements
The Fair Work Ombudsman offers services including:
- information about workplace relations
- education about fair work practices, rights and obligations
- assessing complaints
- assessing breaches of workplace laws, awards, registered agreements and some Fair Work Commission orders
- building strong and effective relationships with industry, unions and other stakeholders
- in some circumstances, litigating to enforce workplace laws
If you require assistance in a Fair Work Ombudsman matter, please give one of our offices a call to see how we may assist you.
MORGAN COUZENS LEGAL