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There are a range of statements which employers must give to new employees before, on or as soon as possible after commencement and they are updated each year. Here is the new set as at 1 July 2024. 

The Fair Work Information Statement

This must be provided to all new employees regardless of how they are engaged ie whether full-time, part-time, casual, seasonal or other fixed term.

It provides employees with a variety of information on entitlements and protections at work as derived from legislation, awards, enterprise agreements  and employment contracts as well as where to go for help. Download it below.

Fair Work Information Statement 010724 

The Casual Employment Information Statement

This sets out the grounds on which employment might be deemed to be casual. It also provides informatIon on a casual employee’s rights in relation to casual conversion and avenues and processes for resolution of any disputes in relation to a declined request to convert to full-time or part-time employment. You can download it below.

Casual Employment Information Statement 010724

Please note that employers have more extensive obligations for providing casual employees with the Casual Employment Information Statement – both on commencement and:

  • In the case of a small business (less than 15 employees), after 12 months of employment
  • In the case of a larger business, after 6 months, 12 months and annually thereafter.

Fixed Term Contract Information Statements 

From December 2023, new rules governing fixed term contracts limited the duration of contracts to a maximum aggregate period of 2 years and the number of extensions of fixed term contracts to one only.

All fixed term employees must be provided with the Fixed Term Contract Information Statement which sets out these rules, some of the differences between continuing employment entitlements and those applying to fixed term employees (eg in relation to redundancy and notice) and where to go for assistance in the event of a dispute over fixed term employment. You can download it below.

Fixed Term Contract Information Statement June 010724

What do you need to do?

You need to ensure that you comply with the above requirements to issue these notices to employees in line with their employment status. Failure to do so is a breach of National Employment Standards and can result in substantial fines.

Have you checked on the status of your compliance with Fair Work, modern awards, regulations and other employment-related legislation in recent times? If not, you should check in on that.

If you would like to learn more about ways that we can help you with this, please call us on 1300 108 488 or email us at


Ridgeline Human Resources Pty Ltd
ABN : 24 091 644 094

6 Ellesmere Ave, Croydon Victoria 3136

1300 108 488