UNDERSTANDING YOUR PRIVACY OBLIGATIONS TO YOUR STAFF
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has produced some guidelines on what employers are able to disclose to workers due to Covid-19. Visit website
FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN
Fair Work Ombudsman on guidance regarding sending workers home, leave entitlements and reduction of hours. This is for employers that pay under the Federal system. Visit website
DEPARTMENT OF MINES, INDUSTRY REGULATIONS AND SAFETY
Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety covers the employers that are under the WA IR system. Updates are being placed on their website regarding work rights and entitlements, employer obligations and redundancies. Visit website
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS
Department of Home Affairs provides updates for visa holders regarding conditions on their visa, rules regarding where they can work and who is allowed to enter Australia. This website also has advice on what visa holders should do if their visa is due to expire shortly. Employers utilising workers on visas should ascertain their expiry date and provide this link to the visa holder to ensure they stay lawful. Visit website
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Small Business Development Corporation is available to assist. This service is provided by the WA government to help businesses with timely advice. Visit website
COVID-19 SAFEGUARDS FOR WHMS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Download the Working Holiday Makers/Employer Declaration Form here
Working Holiday Makers must adhere to the same COVID-19 risk mitigation measures and directives that apply to all other persons in Western Australia. Failure to do so will result in penalties. The latest advice on WA’s COVID-19 risk mitigation measures and directives is available online and in languages other than English.
Working Holiday Makers will be expected to:
- familiarise themselves with the safety measures in place in the workplace to minimise the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus.
- secure accommodation of a standard to allow for appropriate hygiene and physical distancing practices. Advice on physical distancing can be found here.
- advise employers of the address of their accommodation.
- if employed in agriculture, sign an employee/employer declaration form acknowledging they understand their obligations.
WORKER DISCLOSURE FORM
vegetablesWA recommends that you require all workers to fill in a worker disclosure form before starting work on your farm. Download template
UNDERSTAND YOUR OBLIGATIONS TO WORKERS DURING COVID-19
Fairwork: Coronavirus and Australian workplace laws. Visit website
WA Government: Employment impacted by covid-19 coronavirus. Visit website
Coronavirus and the Workplace – Its EVERYONE’S Responsibility
This document explains what growers must do right now in their workplace, as well as their obligations to employees, including workers compensation. Visit website
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