The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022 has passed the Federal House of Representatives and is currently before committee with a report due 17 November 2022. The Bill will then be put before the Senate. It is anticipated that the Bill will become law in early 2023.
The Bill, if passed, will make some significant changes to the law regarding employment including:
The Fair Work Amendment (Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2022 is also before the Federal Parliament and has passed both houses and received royal assent on 9 November 2022.
This legislation will amend the National Employment Standards, which is the safety net for all employees in Australia.
There is a current entitlement concerning family and domestic violence leave (FDV) which is 5 days of unpaid leave:
The new law allows the following regarding FDV leave.
The amendments will commence in stages over the next 12 months.
If you would like further advice about the impact of these Bills on your business please contact me at email@example.com or call 07 3220 1144.
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