What does the Fair Work Act do?

The Fair Work Act protects employees employed by business covered by the National workplace relations system and provides a workplace relations framework for both employers and employees.

What does the Fair Work Act protect?

The Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) provides protections of certain rights, including: workplace rights • the right to engage in industrial activities • the right to be free from unlawful discrimination • the right to be free from undue influence or pressure in negotiating individual arrangements.

Who passed the Fair Work Act?

the Rudd Government
The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the Fair Work Act) is an Australian law passed by the Rudd Government to reform the Australia industrial relations system.

What is the Fair Work Act 2009 Australia?

2.43 The Fair Work Act is one of the key Commonwealth statutes governing the employment of mature age workers. It provides for terms and conditions of employment and sets out the rights and responsibilities of employees, employers and employee organisations in relation to that employment.

When did Fair Work start?

The Fair Work system was created by the Fair Work Act 2009 and started on 1 July 2009. The Fair Work system is the name used for the minimum employment laws and agency bodies that were created by the Fair Work Act 2009. It is the national workplace relations system.

What are the key elements of the Fair Work Act 2009?

16.4 The Fair Work Act establishes a safety net comprising: the NES, modern awards and national minimum wage orders; and a compliance and enforcement regime. It also establishes an institutional framework for the administration of the system comprising FWA and the FWO.

What did the Fair Work Act 2009 Change?

The Amendment Act introduces a new s 15A to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), which provides that a person is a casual employee of an employer if a person is offered employment without ‘firm advance commitment to continuing and indefinite work according to an agreed pattern of work for the person’ and the person accepts …

Who started Fair Work Australia?

The Fair Work Commission (FWC), until 2013 known as Fair Work Australia (FWA), is the Australian industrial relations tribunal created by the Fair Work Act 2009 as part of the Rudd Government’s reforms to industrial relations in Australia. Operations commenced on 1 July 2009.

Who is not covered by the Fair Work Act?

16.12 The system does not cover: state public sector or local government employment or employment by non-constitutional corporations in the private sector in Western Australia; state public sector and local government employment in NSW, Queensland and South Australia; or. state public sector employment in Tasmania.

Is Fair Work Australia a government body?

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) is Australia’s national workplace relations tribunal. It is an independent body with the power to carry out a range of functions relating to employment.

When was Fair Work introduced?

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