What to expect from the Fair Pay Agreements Bill

An article from Industrial Safety News.

There are concerns small businesses will be hit hard if the Fair Pay Agreements Bill becomes law, and it has already passed its first reading parliament, Dentons Kensington Swan reports.

The Fair Pay Agreements Bill introduces the Fair Pay Agreement system, a mechanism that allows for bargaining between employers and employees to set binding minimum terms and conditions across an industry or occupation.

Looking across at the Award system in Australia (which is similar to the system proposed under the Bill), it is clear that these Agreements and the new ‘minimum standards’ that they introduce will have a significant impact on many industries.

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