Closing Loopholes Legislation – Part 2

Tom Earls , 4 March 2024

On 12 February 2024 the second part of the Federal Government’s Closing Loopholes legislation passed through both houses of Parliament. Part 2 features many significant changes to Australia’s current workplace law, including redefining casual employment, massive increases to civil penalties for wage theft, and introducing the ‘right to disconnect’. Tom Earls from Fair Work Lawyers provides an overview of what employers need to know.

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The above matters are necessarily general in nature and specific advice must be sought for specific circumstances or the preparations you should be considering for your business. If you would like further information in relation to these matters, please contact the team at Fair Work Lawyers.