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Change 2: Introduction of small business redundancy exemption provisions
Usually, small business (15 employees or less) employers are not required to pay redundancy pay to employees made redundant. Previously, this was also...
Change 1: Protection for employees subject to family and domestic violence
Previously, ‘subjection to family and domestic violence’ was not listed as a protected attribute for employees, meaning employees were not safeguarded from adverse action.
This all changed after the recent...
Following the proposed amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 back in September 2023, it is confirmed the Fair Work Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Act 2023 is now in force. Approval was granted on 14 December 2023, with further changes due to commence in 2024 and 2025.
What does this mean?