Fair Work Bill
The bulk of the Rudd Government’s new industrial relations system comes into force on July 1, 2009, with the rest to take effect on January 1, 2010. Under the Fair Work Act, new good faith bargaining laws come into effect on July 1 that will place new obligations on all employers across the country.
The eighth annual Workforce conference on industrial relations will be held in Melbourne this year on September 21 and 22. This year’s conference will look at how the new workplace relations laws, which come into effect on July 1, are impacting on Australian workplaces.
Fair Work Australia’s ability to make take-home pay orders so employees’ pay is not reduced as a direct result of award modernisation dominated Senate inquiry hearings into the Fair Work Bill this week.
The Fair Work Act is now law and it is time to prepare for its 1 July start. In the coming months our publishing program will include new titles and major updates to our subscription products.
Employers will need to make a thorough assessment of which modern awards apply to them as of Jan 1 next year or face penalties for non-compliance…
The new Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) is now expected to take effect on 1 July 2009, replacing the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (WR Act). Before then, however, two further measures will need to be passed.