Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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Fair Work Act 2009

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The Fair Work Act, established in Australia, is a key piece of labour legislation that governs the relationship between employers, employees, and unions. It sets the national standards for employment, including minimum wage, leave entitlements, and maximum working hours. The Act also outlines the rules for collective bargaining, unfair dismissal, and industrial actions. It aims to balance the needs of businesses and workers, promoting fair and productive work practices. The Fair Work Commission and the Fair Work Ombudsman play crucial roles in enforcing the Act, resolving disputes, and ensuring compliance. This framework is vital for maintaining fair labor practices in Australia.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

The Fair Work Act applies to the agricultural industry in Australia by setting employment standards like wages, working hours, and leave entitlements for farm workers. It ensures fair treatment and safe work conditions in this sector. The Act also governs the resolution of disputes and enforcement of compliance in agriculture.

Source documents: Links to the legislation documents.