Reminder – The Fair Work Amendment Act

February 15, 2013

The Fair Work Amendment Act received Royal assent on 4 December 2012 with several of the changes coming into effect on 1 January 2013. 

In addition to renaming Fair Work Australia the Fair Work Commission (the Commission), there are legislative changes in relation to unfair dismissals, general protections and enterprise agreements. Further details can be seen  at

Within the Fair Work Amendment Act the Commission will be required to ensure that all modern awards include a default superannuation term, and conduct four-yearly reviews of default superannuation fund terms in awards (will not commence before 1 January 2014).


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