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Fair Work Ombudsman Investigations

The role of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) is to work with employees, employers, contractors and the community to promote harmonious, productive and cooperative workplaces; and to investigate workplace complaints and enforce compliance with Australia's workplace laws.
A FWO investigation looks at employment records and documents to find out the facts of a workplace complaint and to decide if relevant parties have complied with Commonwealth workplace laws.
During an investigation (usually launched as a result of a complaint) a Fair Work Inspector aims to find out whether an employer has failed to comply with Commonwealth workplace laws and, if so:
  • who failed to comply 
  • what’s needed to fix the problem. 
At Coleman Greig, our experienced workplace lawyers we can provide advice and representation to employers who are facing an FWO investigation. We can: 
  • assist with, or conduct, correspondence with the FWO regarding entitlement or other compliance issues 
  • assess areas of exposure and provide advice on risk management/damage limitation 
  • advise on an appropriate response to FWO enquiries or proceedings 
  • represent your business in litigation if required.

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Fair Work Ombudsman Investigations - Our Clients

Coleman Greig’s team of experienced employment lawyers provides quality advice and representation to a diverse range of clients. These clients include family businesses employing less than fifty staff members, through to subsidiaries of multi-national organisations with hundreds of employees, public and privately owned companies. 
Our employment and OHS experts have earned an enviable reputation over the years. Working closely with clients from a range of industry sectors, the team provides quality advice that ensures compliance with relevant legislation, and expert representation in the Courts and Tribunals when required.
We currently act for clients from fields as diverse as banking and finance, local government, franchising, retail, manufacturing, building and construction, professional services, food and hospitality and the not-for-profit sector.
"Coleman Greig take a much broader and longer term perspective approach to their client base, helping solve issues which may not be great revenue raisers for Coleman & Greig but assist in cementing our relationship on a longer term basis."

Michael Biddle, Managing Director, Capital Safety

"Imation ANZ would like to thank Coleman Greig for the sound uncomplicated advice we have received over the years. It really makes a difference knowing we can reach out and be assured to receive timely sound advice from you. Also, the very informative and enlightening Workshops and Seminars we attend help ensure the running of our business in a compliant manner."

Bernadette Strang, APAC Region HR Coordinator, Imation ANZ


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