workplace law

Pendlebury Workplace Law is a specialist workplace relations and employment law legal practice based in Sydney.

Fair Work Act 2009

The Fair Work Act 2009 has fundamentally changed the Australian workplace relations system.  Key elements of the system are as follows:

  • a legislated minimum safety net of 10 National Employment Standards
  • the creation of modern awards
  • revised enterprise bargaining arrangements
  • streamlined protections dealing with workplace rights (including protection against discrimination) and industrial activities, and unfair dismissal
  • two agencies to regulate the system: Fair Work Commission and the Fair Work Ombudsman.