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How is Fair Work Australia useful to employees?

We help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities under Australian workplace laws. We also work with them to resolve workplace issues which may arise. Our services are free to all workers and employers in Australia. via

Who do I call if I dont get paid?

Contact the Department of Labor.

You should call the Department of Labor (DOL) at 1-866-487-9243. You will then be transferred to a local office. There are over 200 local offices around the country. Your local office will help you complete a claim for unpaid wages. via

How do I lodge a complaint with the Fair Work Ombudsman?

If your complaint is about pay, conditions or workplace rights under Commonwealth legislation, enterprise agreements or modern awards, you should contact the Fair Work Ombudsman's Infoline on 13 13 94. via

How do I complain to the Fair Work Commission?

  • fax to 03 9655 0401.
  • email to [email protected]
  • post to The Director, Client Experience, Fair Work Commission, GPO Box 1994, Melbourne, VIC, 3001.
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    Do you have to pay for uniform at work?

    The truth is that there is no legal obligation imposed on employers to pay for uniform. However, you are not permitted by law to charge an employee for any personal protective equipment (PPE). You can only make an employee pay for their uniform if such a provision is included in their Contract of Employment. via

    How does fair work help employers?

    If you run a business, the Fair Work Infoline can assist you if you are confused about your rights and obligations as an employer. This includes advice about pay rates, terms and conditions of employment for employees, record keeping and pay slip obligations, and other rights and obligations under the FW Act. via

    Can I sue for not getting paid on time?

    Yes. An employee who is owed unpaid wages can file a lawsuit against their employer to recover unpaid wages, in addition to other damages provided by law. An employer who pays late wages or fails to make final payments available is in violation of California wage and hour laws. via

    What can I do if an employer refuses to pay me?

  • Contact the Fair Work Ombudsman. If your employer still hasn't paid you after you have sent a letter of demand, you can contact the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO).
  • Start a court case. If your employer has refused to pay you, you can start a court case.
  • Make a claim under the GEERS or FEG.
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    Can a company not pay you if you quit?

    You cannot withhold unpaid wages that are due to the employee, even if you fired them. And, you cannot attach a condition of receipt to the final paycheck. Although last paycheck laws vary by state, giving a terminated employee their final paycheck on their last day can simplify your employer responsibilities. via

    Where should I complain about my employer?

    Start by approaching the human resource department of your company. It will be in a position to explain where you stand legally and will help resolve the issue. You can also lodge a formal complaint directly with the department and should give it adequate time to evaluate your situation and suggest a solution. via

    How do I report an unfair boss?

    A job discrimination complaint may be filed by mail or in person at the nearest EEOC office. You can find the closest EEOC office by calling the EEOC at 1-800-669-4000, or by going to the EEOC's Field Office List and Jurisdiction Map and selecting the office closest to you. via

    How do I complain about a low salary?

    Go to www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au/ or call 1300 888 529. via

    What is unfair treatment at work?

    If the unfair treatment falls in a class protected by anti-discrimination laws, you may have a discrimination case. Such treatment includes if you are being discriminated against at work based on your age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or on the basis of a disability. via

    What should you do in case of Unfair Dismissal?

    If you feel you have been unfairly dismissed by your employer, you should try appealing under your employer's dismissal or disciplinary procedures. If this does not work, then you may be able to make an appeal to an Industrial Tribunal. via

    How long does a fair work claim take?

    How long does the Unfair Dismissal process take? Usually the Fair Work Commission conducts Conciliations by phone. These typically take place within 2 to 3 months of the application being lodged. via

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