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Webinar Recap - Secure Jobs, Better Pay: 6 June 2023 - Key changes for employers

In December 2022, the Federal Government passed the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022 (Cth) resulting in several significant changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). These changes have and will come into effect on various dates, with the latest wave of amendments being live as of 6 June 2023.

In December 2022, the Federal Government passed the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022 (Cth) resulting in several significant changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act). These changes have and will come into effect on various dates, with the latest wave of amendments being live as of 6 June 2023.

Our Managing Director and Principal, Athena Koelmeyer recently presented a webinar on the amendments to the FW Act commencing on 6 June 2023 and what they mean for employers. This webinar covered:

  • the enterprise agreement approval process, including changes to the pre-approval requirements and the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC’s) recently published ‘Statement of Principles on Genuine Agreement’;
  • the revised ‘Better off Overall Test’ which now requires the FWC to undertake a ‘global assessment’ of the proposed agreement against a modern award;
  • the new streams of multi-enterprise bargaining and the FWC’s power to deal with bargaining disputes;
  • changes to industrial action, in particular the Protected Action Ballot period and notice requirements; and
  • new requirements for responding to requests for flexible work arrangements and unpaid parental leave, including the FWC’s new power to resolve disputes.

Fora deep dive into each of these topics, feel free to reach out to us at sydney@workplacelaw.com.au or call (02) 9256 7500 to access a recording of the webinar or otherwise ask how these amendments affect your business.

Information provided in this E-Update is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Workplace Law does not accept liability for any loss or damage arising from reliance on the content of this blog, or from links on this website to any external website. Where applicable, liability is limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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