In the lead up to the election, the Labor Party’s platform has centred around preventing the spread of ‘insecure work’.
Now that the new government has formed, many companies and employment groups are nervously anticipating what’s going to happen next.
In this edition’s workforce risk report, we look at the most significant proposals that the government has announced. Read on to understand:
- The new limits on fixed-term contracts.
- Reverting the definition of casual workers to one that looks at the totality of the relationship.
- Ensuring contractors are paid the same as permanent workers.
- Enshrining ‘secure employment’ as a guiding principle for the Fair Work Commission.
Our expert in contractor risk and compliance, Chris Thuell, has provided analysis and insight into these proposed changes, giving you the best chance to prepare.