What is Employment Law?
Employment law is a broad area of law that defines the relationship between you and your employees.
Comprised of Federal and State legislation, Australian employment law covers a range of matters that relate to the employer and employee relationship such as wages and working conditions, through to dismissal and discrimination in regards to age, race, and sexuality.
With a history spanning over 100 years of reform, the state of the Australian industrial relations system is constantly evolving. Employment law changes range from major reforms (e.g. WorkChoices in 2005, the Fair Work Act 2009, and Modern Awards 2010) through to smaller yet still vital changes that happen every year. For example, the Commission reviews Australia’s minimum wage every year.