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In case you missed it - Changes from December 2023

The Federal Government introduced several employment law changes last year, with varying commencement dates. Employers should be particularly mindful of the changes which commenced from December 2023 and the impacts they will have on the workplace as we settle into the new year.


Fixed term contract exceptions regulations released

The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022 (Cth) limitations on fixed-term contracts have commenced as of today, 6 December 2023.


Fixed term contracts - new rules from 6 December 2023

In August, Workplace Law hosted a webinar on Fixed Term Contracts and the upcoming changes when engaging fixed term employees. We want to remind employers that, if you haven’t already, it is critical that you act now in relation to your fixed term employee arrangements.


(Not So) Fixed Term Contracts

One of the biggest changes to how businesses employ staff relates to the engagement of fixed term employees.


FWC finds that employee’s employment ended at end of fixed term and was not dismissed

Time goes by so slowly

Access to the unfair dismissal jurisdiction under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) is on the basis that the employee is “dismissed” from the employment. A jurisdictional objectional can be raised if the employee has not been actually dismissed by the employer.