Fair Work Amendment Act – An Overview

Tom Earls , 7 December 2022

The Federal government’s recent workplace relations reform legislation, first introduced six weeks ago, passed both houses of parliament and is due to come into law imminently. Tom Earls from Fair Work Lawyers provides an overview of the legislation amendments and their implications for employers.

During the parliamentary process, there were a number of changes made to the legislation. This update provides an overview of what has changed from the bill as introduced to the final version. This should be read in conjunction with our earlier update regarding the substance of the legislation.

The bill as passed [Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022], the amendments and supplementary explanatory memoranda can be found here.

It is noted that the government has flagged that it will be introducing further legislation next year, so this is not the end of reforms.

The operative dates for these changes are complex as different parts of the legislation commence at different times. Specific advice should be sought on this issue following it being proclaimed by the Governor General.

Log in below to read the full update with key take outs for employers, amendments to the initial draft of the Bill, and information on enterprise agreements (single employer) and multi employer bargaining.

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The matters in this update are necessarily general in nature and specific advice must be sought for specific circumstances. If you would like further information in relation to these matters, contact the team at Fair Work Lawyers.