Employment Relations Podcast #16 – The new Fair Work Amendment Bill – a taste of things to come in 2021


Authors: Emily Haar, Tim Lange, Professor Andrew Stewart

Service: Employment & Labour | Employment Relations Podcast

In Episode 16 of our Employment Law for the Time Poor podcast, Employment Law for the Time Poor Podcast, Professor Andrew Stewart, Partner Tim Lange, and Senior Associate Emily Haar, unpack some of the proposals in the Bill, including a legislated definition of casual employment, Award changes on the horizon, as well as adjustments to Enterprise Agreement making and approvals. 

2020 was a rollercoaster of a year for a range of reasons (including the obvious one).  And now, at the close of the year, the Federal Government has released its most substantive set of proposed changes to industrial relations legislation since the Fair Work Act commenced, in the form of the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020.

For further updates, refer to Substantial IR reform on the agenda for 2021 – if the Senate agrees, and additional Piper Alderman Insights as the situation progresses.

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