Employees should be told whether personal files are kept on them and whether they may have access to those files. Many organisations have a policy to allow access to employee information. Employees wanting access should firstly make use of such policies where they exist.
Commonwealth or State government employees can apply under the relevant FOI Act for access to personal information.
Employers have a responsibility to maintain pay and time records of employees and make these available under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). See the Fair Work Ombudsman's website for further information on this: www.fairwork.gov.au.
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