Another set of sweeping IR reforms are set to see employers across Australia impacted by the Government's third tranche of amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act).
The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 (Bill), has been referred to a parliamentary committee process, which means that the Bill will not be put to vote until early 2024. In the meantime, see below for some of the key changes being proposed.
Change to the…
The regulation of psychosocial risks under Work Health and Safety Law is not new to Queensland businesses. However, in April 2023, amendments to the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (Qld) (WHS Regs) and introduction of the Code of Practice: Managing the Risk of Psychosocial Hazards at Work (Code) resulted in…Continue
Have you ever heard the term 'hot button' words?
As the old saying goes, 'words have power'. The catch phrase, hot button words is all about words that tend to trigger an emotional response in people.
Words such as 'No', 'But', 'Can't', 'Should', 'Must' are considered hot button words. But why?? What do these words enliven in people???…Continue
On 22 June 2023, the Australian Government passed the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Protecting Worker Entitlements) Act 2023. This legislation introduced a number of changes to the Fair Work Act, including greater flexibility around the taking of unpaid parental leave.
Under the new scheme and legislative changes, employees taking unpaid parental leave will be able to take up to 20 weeks (100 days) of their 12 month leave entitlement more flexibly. Specifically, this will mean that…Continue