Welcome to JobWatch

JobWatch will be closed for the holiday period from close of business on Friday 22 December 2017. JobWatch will re-open at 9:00 am on Tuesday 2 January 2018. We wish you a happy and safe festive season.

JobWatch is...   

An employment rights legal centre which operates out of Victoria and provides assistance to Victorian, Queensland and Tasmanian workers about their rights at work.  

Some of our functions include:  

  • A free and confidential telephone information and referral service for Victorian, Queensland and Tasmanian workers.
  • Community legal education, including training, seminars and the production of a variety of publications on employment law and workers' rights.
  • Representation and assistance for disadvantaged workers through a legal casework practice
  • Campaign and law reform activity with a view to promoting workplace justice and equity for all workers. 

JobWatch is an independent, not-for-profit Employment Rights Community Legal Centre funded by the Victorian and Federal Governments, Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman and Victoria Legal Aid. JobWatch acknowledges and is grateful for their financial support. We are also grateful for the financial assistance of the Collier Charitable Fund.

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JobWatch Is - Tasmania(Read Factsheet)

JOBWATCH LAUNCHES NEW SERVICE PROVISION TO QUEENSLAND AND TASMANIA

JobWatch is pleased to announce the extension of its Telephone Information Service to disadvantaged workers in Queensland and Tasmania.

JobWatch Telephone Information Service

JobWatch provides a free and confidential Telephone Information Service for workers in Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and until 8:30 pm every Wednesday evening (Melbourne Time Applies)

JobWatch Telephone Information Service Details

1800 331 617 (free call)     Melbourne Time Applies

(03) 9662 1933              )

Access to interpreters is arranged as required via the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National).

Please note that the JobWatch Telephone Information Service is closed on Victorian public holidays

 

JobWatch Website

Workers from Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania can also access the JobWatch website for information including Employment Law Fact Sheets, Employment Rights Information App, Small Claims Kit and Unfair Dismissal Self-Representation Kit.

Please note that although the website information is current and relevant, it is being updated to clarify its application to workers from Queensland and Tasmania.

 

JobWatch would like to acknowledge and thank the Federal Government Department of Employment and the Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman for funding this service.

 

 

NEW!

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WORK RIGHTS LEGAL SERVICE

JobWatch is delighted to confirm that a new International Students Work Rights Legal Service is now operating in Victoria. JobWatch, in collaboration with the Study Melbourne Student Centre and Inner Melbourne Community Legal, is operating this new legal service.

The International Students Work Rights Legal Service is being funded by the Victorian Government. Please click here to read more.                      

 

JOBWATCH WEDNESDAY NIGHT TELEPHONE SERVICE

 JobWatch Telephone Information Service opening hours have been extended to 8:30 pm every Wednesday evening.

Melbourne Metro Residents: (03) 9662 1933

Country Victorian, Queensland and Tasmanian Residents (Free Call): 1800 331 617

NEW!

JOBWATCH EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS INFORMATION APP

JobWatch is pleased to introduce our new JobWatch Employment Rights Information App. 

Please click on the link below and answer the question relating to your employment situation for tailored employment law information. 

The JobWatch Employment Rights Information App provides general information only. It is not a substitute for professional legal advice. You should obtain legal advice from a lawyer about your particular situation before acting on any of the JobWatch Employment Rights Information app information.

Job Watch Inc. disclaims any liability in respect of any action taken or not taken in reliance upon the contents of the JobWatch Employment Rights Information App.

This information is current at the time of posting.

Job Watch would like to acknowledge and thank Melbourne University for the development of this application.

Click here to access the JobWatch Employment Rights Information App

 


JOBWATCH WEDNESDAY NIGHT TELEPHONE SERVICE

JobWatch is pleased to announce its new Wednesday Night Telephone Information Service.

JobWatch provides a free and confidential Telephone Information Service for Victorian, Queensland and Tasmanian workers, Monday to Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and until 8:30 pm every Wednesday evening.

JobWatch Telephone Information Service

Melbourne Metro Residents:   9662 1933

Country Victorian, Queensland and Tasmanian Residents: 1800 331 617 (Free Call)

The Wednesday Night Telephone Information Service has been made possible by grants from the Collier Charitable Fund. JobWatch would like to acknowledge and thank the Collier Charitable Fund for their generosity.

 

Small Claims Kit

Making a Small Claim under the Fair Work Act 2009 - Download here

The small claims kit was written to assist employees to recover minimum entitlements in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. This kit was made possible by a grant from the Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman.

 

NEW

Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman - International Students
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The Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has released information aimed at raising the awareness of the FWO and workplace rights among international students. 

1. 'Get help with your pay without worrying about your visa' - reviews the referral protocol between the FWO and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). It is important to note that the FWO and the DIBP have agreed that visas will not be cancelled in certain circumstances. Click on the link to read more.

2. 'FWO's In-Language Resource' - The FWO has updated and expanded the Language Help section of its website. Click on the link to read more.

3. Please click on the links below to access the following FWO resources-:

- Instructions on how to sign up to FWO's My Account

- Subscribe to FWO's email updates

- Access FWO media releases

 4. Jessica’s story – based on a real FWO investigation, this story includes details of one international student’s experience at work and of receiving help from the FWO.

5. FWO Top Resources - An overview of the FWO’s top four tools and resources most relevant to international students.

6. Social Media Posts for International Students - A summary of the FWO’s most successful social media posts introducing the FWO and our services to international students.

  Zana

Zana Bytheway
Executive Director
JobWatch Inc
 


Workplace Bullying

 Information sheet available (read)  


Modelling & Acting Factsheet Newly Updated

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   Unfair Dismissal

Unfair Dismissal Conciliation   Self-Representation Kit
 
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