The role of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) is to work with employees, employers, contractors and the community to promote harmonious, productive and cooperative workplaces; and to investigate workplace complaints and enforce compliance with Australia's workplace laws.
A FWO investigation looks at employment records and documents to find out the facts of a workplace complaint and to decide if relevant parties have complied with Commonwealth workplace laws.
During an investigation (usually launched as a result of a complaint) a Fair Work Inspector aims to find out whether an employer has failed to comply with Commonwealth workplace laws and, if so:
- who failed to comply
- what’s needed to fix the problem.
At Coleman Greig, our experienced workplace lawyers we can provide advice and representation to employers who are facing an FWO investigation. We can:
- assist with, or conduct, correspondence with the FWO regarding entitlement or other compliance issues
- assess areas of exposure and provide advice on risk management/damage limitation
- advise on an appropriate response to FWO enquiries or proceedings
- represent your business in litigation if required.
Coleman Greig are available to service your needs no matter where you are located in NSW. Our network of offices are supported by the latest digital technology, enabling us to work with you in a way that suits you best.