What exactly does Fair Work Australia do? They declined my claim and advised I seek legal advice. I thought they were there to help? First they told me to get proof of my casual employment, so I contacted the Australian Taxation Office ( ATO) for a Tax File declaration where the employer ticked Casual. Yesterday, I advised them that I have the proof so can they proceed with my claim. They said no. What do they do? Now do I need to seek legal advice? They owe me 2 weeks pay. I don't have money for a lawyer. Is there any other Government Department I can contact?