New resources developed by the Fair Work Ombudsman will help small businesses and their advisers, by allowing them to access industry-specific information on the Australian retail sector.

The new resources can be found on the Fair Work website and will provide:

  • tools to assist employers to calculate pay rates
  • information on modern awards and the National Employment Standards
  • example questions from employers
  • information on conditions for apprentices and trainees, employing workers part-time and dispute resolution

Michael Campbell, executive director, Fair Work Ombudsman, said, ‘the agency is devoting considerable resources to assist the retail industry.

‘Essentially, it’s a place for retail employers to access materials specifically designed for small-to-medium sized businesses.’

Retailers can also obtain information by calling the Fair Work infoline on 13 13 94 between 8.00 am 6.00 pm on weekdays or by visiting the Fair Work website.