Just when you think you have got employment laws worked out, they change. Over the last couple of decades, employers have seen WorkChoices in 2005, the Fair Work Act in 2009 and modern awards in 2009 and 2010. In 2014, new anti-bullying provisions gave extended powers for the Fair Work Commission to deal with bullying.
These are landmark changes but many smaller but vital changes happen every year. For example, the Commission reviews Australia’s minimum wage every year. Since 1 July 2014, the minimum wage increased 3% to $640.90 per week or $16.87 an hour.
Whatever the change, you must have policies and procedures in place to keep you current, legal and protected.
Employsure advisers will keep you up to date with employment law changes. For peace of mind, please call our 24 hour Advice Line now on 1300 651 415.