CHANGES TO AUSTRALIAN WORKPLACE LAWS
The Australian Government has passed the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022. This legislation amends the Fair Work Act to change a number of existing Rules and introduces a range of new Workplace Laws.
Many of these changes started on 7th December 2022, but other changes start later.
Key Changes (Find out more about these changes and when they start):
What Applies Now
The following changes have started from 7th December 2022:
Gender Equality Measures
– gender identity
– intersex status
Enterprise Agreements and Enterprise Bargaining
We will keep you updated when further changes take effect.
FURTHER IR REFORMS
A second tranche of IR reforms is expected to be introduced in 2023.
Workplace Relations Minister, Tony Burke, confirmed next year’s agenda would include clamping down on the use of labour hire, regulating the gig economy, and moves to reduce the use of casuals.
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