Commercial radio's industrial and employee relations practices and procedures are regulated by various laws and bodies. These primarily exist at Commonwealth level and, however some state legislation still has effect, particularly laws relating to OH&S and anti-discrimination.
The Fair Work Act (& its associated regulations) is the primary source of industrial legislation effecting the industry. Some of the main provisions include:
- National Employment Standards
- Modern Awards
- Unfair dismissal
- Termination and redundancy
- Role and powers of Fair Work Australia (formerly Aust. Industrial Relations Commission)
- Role and powers of Fair Work Ombudsman
For detailed explanation of the changes please refer to below .
(NB: Article has been reproduced with the kind permission of Justitia Lawyers)
Fair Work Act Detail
A copy of the Fair Work Act 2009 can be found on the following link :
For more details, please contact David Fuller on 02 9281 6577.
The National Employment Standards come into effect on 1 January and should be read in conjunction with any applicable Award.
For a summary of the Standards please see HERE
From 1 January 2010 all new employees are to be given a copy of the Statement.
See here for a copy