right of entry
When “Fair Work Legislation 2013” was published almost four months ago, changes to the pieces of legislation were known to be commencing in the first part of next year, including those affecting the Fair Work Act from 1 January in relation to workplace bullying and right of entry.
To allow practitioners to see what those changes would look like in context, these changes were included in ‘future commencement’ notes within our consolidation. With these notes, customers can rely on this year’s volume comfortably into 2014.
The latest issue of Workplace Review (Vol 2(1)) will shortly be available online and in hard copy. Including feature interview with Senator Chris Evans, articles on right of entry, sham contracting, adverse action and more – the wide range of content in this issue will engage your mind and tickle your humour.
Workforce Conference 2010 – Making Fair Work work – is on next week in Melbourne on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 November 2010.
In a slight change from the advertised start times, opening remarks from the chair will be at 8.50am with presentations starting at 9.00am on each day.
Speakers include Workplace Relations Minister Chris Evans, Shadow Minister Eric Abetz, and Greens MP Adam Bandt.
To book your seats now, go to the Thomson Reuters estore.
For five years, workplace relations change has been constant. You had to negotiate your way through Work Choices and then change direction with Forward with Fairness. At last, with the Federal Election behind us, you can approach Fair Work with confidence that it is here to stay for some time.
And that means you need to know more than the name of the legislation. You need to work in the system.
Navigating the Fair Work Laws, from the dedicated team of Forsyth, Gostencnik, Parker & Roach, helps you do just that.
For more details, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.au/fairwork
A number of Australia’s leading employer associations have called on the Federal Government to make significant amendments to the Fair Work Act, claiming that they are unable to identify where and how the system is meeting the Government’s objective of delivering productivity growth and sustainable businesses.
Led by ACCI, the employer bodies have raised concerns about matters such as cost increases and reduced flexibility arising from the new modern awards; bargaining outcomes that fail to delivery productivity improvements; increased union activism, particularly through the use of rights of entry and protected industrial action; and a rise in unfair dismissal claims and the need for businesses to pay ‘go away’ money in order to settle claims.
By Anthony Forsyth, co-author with Val Gostencnik, Jacqueline Parker and Rosemary Roach, of “Navigating the Fair Work Laws”, which is publishing this week by Thomson Reuters. The book includes chapters examining in detail the Fair Work Act provisions relating to enterprise agreement-making, good faith bargaining, and protected industrial action.
The newest commentary on workplace relations, Navigating the Fair Work Laws by Forsyth, Gostencnik, Parker and Roach, publishes next month and can be ordered from Thomson Reuters now (November 2010).
Consequently, the price of Transition to Forward with Fairness (published July 2008) has been significantly reduced. Buy now to get a useful commentary to a complex period of legislative change at a great price.