Tag Archives: @fairwork

Using the Fair Work Ombudsman Service & Resources

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) is responsible for ensuring fair work practices across Australia. With a keen eye on compliance, the FWO is here to help you navigate the complexities of employment laws, making sure you’re looking after not only your crops but also your workers. For those in the horticulture sector, staying on top […]

Know Your Rights and Resources with the Fair Work Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) is a government appointee dedicated to safeguarding the rights of workers across Australia, ensuring fair treatment in the workplace. For those contributing to the horticulture sector, the FWO is a pivotal resource, offering guidance, support, and protection to ensure your work experience in Australia is positive and lawful. Know Your […]

Paying piece-rates and the minimum floor

The two-year anniversary for new piece-rate minimum wage guarantee has come and gone, and we have seen and heard a few different scenarios and impacts the changes have had on growers and workers. Sure, the workforce and labour shortages are still mentioned in broader industry news, but the reality is that Working Holiday Makers and […]

Piece Rates – still legal

Mark Twain is often mis-quoted as saying “the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”.  And so, it is with piece rates too.  While there have been significant changes, piece rates are still quite legal under the Horticulture Award – but not everybody knows that! Don’t believe everything you read in the papers Despite inaccurate […]