The Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill has already caused a huge shift in the industrial relations landscape and the next tranche of changes is nearly at our doorsteps. Here are the key dates and details to keep on your radar.
Last year’s groundbreaking Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill) has ushered in legislation that promises to boost job security, increase flexibility and make enterprise bargaining agreements accessible to a wider range of employers.
While these changes promise to transform the employment law landscape for the better, the staggered rollout of the legislation means HR could be forgiven for finding it tricky to keep track of their shifting obligations.
While some of the legislation first came into effect when the bill was passed in December 2022, such as the elimination of pay secrecy clauses, many further changes are due to be enshrined into law mid-way through this year.
Her are some key dates of the most significant industrial relations and employment law changes that HR should be prepared for, which has been summarised in the infographic below.
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This infographic first appeared in the April 2023 edition of HRM magazine.