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Fair Work Act 2009

Most businesses - including small businesses - are now covered by the Fair Work Act 2009.

The Fair Work Act 2009 requires Australian businesses to comply with:

  • A safety net of minimum employment conditions including the National Employment Standards (NES) and Modern Awards
  • unfair and unlawful dismissal laws
  • agreement making obligations
  • transfer of business rules, and 
  • workplace rights specified in the Fair Work Act 2009.

Big Fines and Penalties

Employers who breach the Fair Work Act risk big fines and penalties for each breach. They also risk damaging employee claims and expensive personal fines for accessorial liability.

Key advisors, such as HR managers and payroll professionals, can be held liable as an accessory if their employer breaches the Fair Work Act.  Read more about: Avoid personal fines for accessorial liability

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Managing everyday staff issues in full-compliance with the Fair Work Act 2009 can be time confusing and expensive for businesses without a dedicated HR professional and employment lawyer on staff.

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