Pat Hannan, Growcom CEO.
Pat Hannan, Growcom CEO. Contributed

Growcom to host fair work workshop in Kingaroy

A FREE half-day workshop will be held in Kingaroy later this month to help agricultural businesses achieve Fair Work compliance, better manage employment risks, and adopt a best management approach.

Growcom CEO Pat Hannan said it was vital for employers to understand their obligations under the Fair Work laws so they could do the right thing.

"There are a lot of regulations and responsibilities and there is sometimes confusion about what is needed to be compliant with workplace laws,” Mr Hannan said.

A recent increase in funding and activity by the Fair Work Ombudsman meant employers were more likely than ever to be inspected or audited, he said.

The Workplace Essentials workshops are designed to help agricultural businesses establish positive practices in the workplace and better understand their legal obligations under the Fair Work Act.

Queensland Farmers' Federation president Stuart Armitage encouraged agribusiness employers and human resource personnel from all agriculture sectors to attend.

"By attending these workshops employers will have a much clearer understanding of where the gaps are in their policies and practices,” Mr Armitage said.

The Kingaroy workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 15.

For more information and to register visit growcom.com.au/wes/.

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