Hiring and employee management

Changes to Workplace Laws


The TCCI provides a comprehensive range of support and advice to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, in all industries.

For more information on these changes and the effects on your business please contact us on the TCCI Business Hotline 1300 559 112 or email hr@tcci.com.au (charges may apply).

Any Enterprise Agreement that was made before 2010 is classified as a zombie agreement. Any agreement on list of zombie agreements will automatically terminate on 7 December 2023 unless an extension is applied for and approved by Fair Work.

If your employees are covered under this agreement, you must provide written notice to all employees covered by the agreement on or before 6 June 2023 advising them that they are covered by a zombie agreement and the date of termination or extension.

More information on What to do if I have a zombie agreement

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Paid Family and Domestic Violence leave came into effect for businesses with more than 15 employees on 1 February. From 1 August businesses with less than 15 employees also have to provide this to their employees.

The Fair Work Ombudsman has produced an Employer Guide to help you understand your obligations.

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Passed on 2 December the Fair Work Legislation amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022 was passed by the Federal Parliament.

The changes related to the following areas:

fact sheet has been developed specifically for Small Business.

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Contact TCCI for further information on 1300 559 122 or events@tcci.com.au



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