The Fair Work Ombudsman has developed industry-specific information on its website for the Australian retail sector.
Fair Work Ombudsman executive director Michael Campbell said the new web resource seeks to answer typical questions from employers and point them quickly to the information they need.
“Essentially, it’s a place for retail employers to access materials specifically designed for small- to medium-sized businesses,” he said.
“For example, we have simple tips regarding staff rosters, recording leave, timesheets, hours of work, higher duties and so on to make things easier for employers.”
Page content also includes information on modern awards, the national employment standards and tools designed to assist employers calculate pay rates.
There is also information on conditions for apprentices and trainees, employing workers part-time and dispute resolution.
Campbell says the agency is devoting considerable resources to assist the retail industry – a big employer of young people and casual workers – to understand its compliance obligations.
He said additional industry-specific pages are now being planned.
More information can be found at www.fairwork.gov.au/retail