The Fair Work Ombudsman hopes to engage some of the country’s largest franchisors with the launch of a National Franchise Program (NFP).

The program will offer free advice to volunteering participants on how to best promote compliance with workplace laws across their network. 

Fair Work Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson says the program aims to help franchisors enhance their brand by publicly supporting fair workplaces where workers’ rights are valued.

“Franchisors can demonstrate a commitment to corporate responsibility and position their franchise outlets as employers of choice,” Wilson said.
Franchisors participating in the free program will work with the Fair Work Ombudsman to discuss their franchise structure and needs and strengthen their existing policies and practices.

Advisors will help franchisors develop and implement programs to increase their franchisees’ understanding of and compliance with workplace laws.

The NFP is an initiative of the Fair Work Ombudsman’s National Employer Branch, which has been liaising with the Franchise Council of Australia in developing the program.

Franchisors interested in participating in the NFP should click here to register their interest before February 29.