The federal government’s stripped-down Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021 (Act) recently came into force. The Act amends the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

While proposed changes around enterprise agreements, awards and wage theft did not pass the Senate, the Act does introduce new workplace changes and rights for casual employees.

When approached correctly by businesses, the new laws will help provide certainty about their casual employment arrangements.