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Right of entry laws enable a union official to enter your workplace and investigate a suspected breach of legislation or have discussions with your employees (if registered to represent them), under the Fair Work Act 2009.
The union official (permit holder) can legally enter your premises if they:
- Give the required written notice
- Present a valid entry permit
- Attend during work hours
- Comply with visitor requirements.
Keep a record every time a union official enters your workplace and save all right of entry reports on file to meet auditing requirements.
Right of entry process
Fair Work Act 2009
- s481: Entry to investigate suspected contravention (Flowchart A)
- s484: Entry to hold discussions (Flowchart B)
Work Health and Safety Act 2011
- s117: Entry to investigate suspected contravention of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Flowchart C)
- s120: Entry to inspect employee records or information held by another person (Flowchart D)
- s121: Entry to consult and advise workers (Flowchart E).
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