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Preparing for Major Workplace Law Changes in 2023 and Beyond

The foundU Team
February 3, 2023
2 Min Read

The Australian Government recently introduced two major legislative changes to the Fair Work Act and the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Act 2022.

These powerful law updates will impact employers and employees alike, and it’s crucial that businesses understand the full effect and how to start preparing.

Watch the webinar to learn more about:

  • Effects on job security and gender equity with the Fair Work update, in particular, requirements surrounding fair wages and equal remuneration for work of equal value.
  • Sweeping changes expected with the new Fair Work Act including prohibiting pay secrecy; changes to flexible working arrangements; fixed-term contracts; industry bargaining; and sunsetting zombie agreements.
  • What to expect from Respect@Work duties to be imposed on employers




Key topics covered

Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill
  • Full employment and productivity growth
  • Prohibiting pay secrecy
  • Limiting fixed-term, maximum-term contracts
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Enterprise bargaining / agreements


Sex Discrimination Legislation
  • Positive duty to eliminate sex discrimination
  • Vicarious liability
  • Hostile workplaces on the ground of sex
  • New powers of the AHRC


Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill
  • Prohibiting sexual harassment in connection with work
  • New sexual harassment dispute jurisdiction
  • Dispute function


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