WorkChoices Tool Box

work_icon.jpgConfused by the Federal Government’s new WorkChoices legislation? So were we! To help you find your way through the changes we have broken the new legislation down into its main components which you will find in our new Workplace Tool Box. The Tool Box will contain practical information to assist you to understand and deal with the new industrial relations laws.

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Employers of choice for women

Female employees today are being more selective about the organisations they want to work for with the Employer of Choice for Women (EOCFW) list making it an easier task to identify them.

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Mixing work/caring

work_icon.jpgIf you combine your caring role with paid employment, you are less likely to suffer from stress. Research carried out by the University of Melbourne’s Department of Management has debunked commonly held assumptions that multiple roles increase anxiety levels. 

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Casual workers now eligible for permanency

If you have been working casually in New South Wales for six months or more in the same job, you will now have the right to negotiate to have the position made permanent.

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WorkChoices enacted in 2006

Work MattersWorking carers concerned about their employment security should know that most aspects of the new workplace legislation, WorkChoices, passed in Federal Parliament earlier this month, will not take effect until March 2006. A leading employers group has notified its members of their obligations to continue with the current industrial relations system, particularly in relation to dismissing staff, until further notice. The NSW Government’s plan for a High Court challenge to the legislation may also delay its implementation.

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