Important changes about using fixed term contracts are due on 6 December 2023 as part of the Australian Government’s Secure Jobs, Better Pay workplace law changes.
From 6 December 2023, new rules apply to the use of fixed term contracts. An employee on a fixed term contract is employed for a specific period.
Fair Work Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 – what you need to know about job security and fixed term contracts
With the change in Government in May 2022, we have seen a strong push to pursue changes to the national industrial relations system to ensure these are applies equitably for all employees. In order to achieve this the Fair Work Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 (the Bill) has been introduced which varies the Fair Work Act (cth) 2009 (FWA 2009).
The Bill was passed in parliament in early December 2022 and an overview of the changes and implications are included below. Broadly the changes cover gender equity, flexible work arrangements, sexual harassment, discrimination, job security and bargaining.