Seeking advice from the Fair Work Ombudsman regarding coverage
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) can provide advice in relation to award coverage for a particular employer or employees.
Links to the FWO's website
The FWO has a dedicated web page to provide assistance in determining the right award(s) that apply.
Finding the right award: www.fairwork.gov.au/awards-and-agreements/awards
Knowing the right award is important:
- to use as a basis for the content of an enterprise agreement, and
- for the application of the better off overall test.
The FWO's website also provides pay guides that include minimum pay rates for full-time, part-time and casual employees in an award. They also include all the monetary allowances and the most frequently used penalty rates for each classification.
Pay guides: www.fairwork.gov.au/pay/minimum-wages/pay-guides