Tag Archives: Fair Work Act

Australia: Employers get the good oil on strikes and coercion

In Esso Australia Pty Ltd v The Australian Workers Unions [2017] HCA 54, the High Court of Australia held that: Where a person contravenes an order in relation to an enterprise agreement or matter arising from bargaining, that person remains … Continue reading

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Australia: Vulnerable workers legislation has commenced

The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 received royal assent on 14 September 2017 and commenced the following day. From 15 September 2017, employers can face: a penalty of up $630,000 (or $126,000 for an individual) for a … Continue reading

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Australia: New corrupting benefits legislation – what do employers need to know now?

Employers will have to adopt strict safeguards and auditing measures to ensure compliance with the¬†new corrupting benefits legislation which commences on 11 September 2017. The Fair Work Amendment (Corrupting Benefits) Bill 2017 (Cth)¬†enacts recommendations arising out of the Heydon Royal … Continue reading

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Filed under Industrial/workplace relations, collective bargaining, works councils, Jurisdiction: Australia