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Workplace Relations

Secure Your Business

Navigating your obligations as an employer is difficult and there can be serious consequences for your business if you don’t follow what’s required. We help you understand the information and give you the advice you need to secure your business and to look after your employees.

For as little as 56 cents a day you can safeguard your business by staying up to date with the latest workplace and industrial relations issues. We deliver regular updates for members on key issues pertaining to employment, clarifying information from the Fair Work Commission, and explaining the information in clear terms to help members understand their employment obligations.

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Timely Information & Peace Of Mind

Workplace Relations is a necessity for all businesses small and large in today’s world, due to the ever changing legislation, rules and regulations, and entitlements to employees. 

Our Workplace Relations team provides tailored advice and tools to ensure you follow your obligations as an employer.

With access to the VFF Workplace Relations Team you, as a member and employer, can make sure you are doing the right thing by your employees, keeping up-to-date with changes and minimising your chance of any infringement or claims. 

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Workplace Advisory Services

For as little as 56c per day VFF members can access a 12 month subscription to all the very latest employment advice and information and heavily discounted tailored services.

Basic Package

  • Included in membership for all VFF members.
  • Includes 2 phone calls p/a.
  • Option to purchase additional tailored advice at the rate of $200 (plus GST) per hour.
  • Our members are kept up to date with policies and decisions that affect their farm via email, post and through social media.

Handbook Package

The VFF Workplace Relations (WR) Handbook, which contains all your workplace relations needs, is available to VFF members for a cost of $204 (including GST, postage and handling).

  • Includes the VFF Workplace Relations Handbook.
  • 1 hour p/a tailored telephone advice on general employment issues such as wage rates, entitlement calculations award interpretation, employment conditions, WorkCover and superannuation.
  • This package is valued at over $400.
  • Option to purchase additional tailored advice at the service rate of $200 per hour (saving of 10%).

The subsequent annual subscription fee, which provides regular Handbook updates, is $165 per year (plus GST).

Critical Advice & Expertise

Areas of advice the Workplace Relations Team can assist with includes: 

  • Federal/State employment legislation
  • The National Employment Standards (NES)
  • Interpretation of modern awards
  • Wage rate information
  • Employment contracts
  • Performance counselling
  • Warning letters
  • Abandonment of employment
  • Termination of employment
  • Redundancy
  • The Fair Work Information Statement
  • Workplace policies/procedures
  • Workers compensation
  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)
  • Legislative developments
  • Court and tribunal hearings
  • Enterprise agreements & bargaining
  • Union entry
  • Union rule interpretation
  • Workplace bullying
  • Discrimination
  • Adverse action cases
  • General protections
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Pay and remuneration
  • Equal opportunity
  • Underpayment of wages

Workplace Relations Pricing

Access a 12 month subscription to the Workplace Relations Handbook and heavily discounted tailored services.

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WR Handbook

$204.00

(Inc GST, Postage & HANDLING)

Available to all VFF members. Subsequent annual subscription fee (after the first year) is $165 per year.

Tailored Advice

Tailored Advice

$200.00

hour (+GST)

Available to all VFF members. Workplace Relations assistance tailored to your specific needs.

Recent News

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VFF Industrial Association

The VFF Industrial Association is a federally registered organisation registered with Fair Work Australia.

The Industrial Association’s role is to meet throughout the year to discuss matters pertaining to all aspects of employment and training in agriculture, provide industrial services for its members and decide on the best action or stance to take in order to achieve the best outcome possible for members.

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Become a member

Join us for a better life and greater future

The VFF Workplace Relations team is ready to take your call and help safeguard your business. Call us now on 1300 882 833.