What powers does Fair Work Australia have?

investigating workplace complaints. providing assistance in resolving workplace complaints. investigating suspected contraventions of relevant Commonwealth workplace laws and fair work instruments (for example, an award or an industrial agreement including agreements made under the Workplace Relations Act 1996)

What can Fair Work Australia do?

The Fair Work Commission is Australia’s national workplace relations tribunal. Its role is to assist employees and employers to maintain fair and productive workplaces. Some of its roles include: setting minimum wages.

Are Fair Work Commission decisions binding?

An order is a compulsory direction given by the Fair Work Commission in accordance with a decision. An order made by the Commission is legally binding. However the Commission does not itself have the power to enforce its orders.

What is the purpose of fair work?

The purpose of the Fair Work Act is to introduce a national workplace relations system that sets minimum standards and conditions for employees and provides the legal framework for employer-employee relations for the majority of workplaces in Australia.

Can the Fair Work Ombudsman receive complaints?

assessing complaints or suspected breaches of workplace laws, awards and registered agreements and some Fair Work Commission orders. litigating in some circumstances to enforce workplace laws and deter people from doing wrong in the community.

Who is covered by the Fair Work Act?

The Fair Work Act applies to all businesses which are ‘national system employers’. A business will be a national system employer if it is an incorporated entity, such as a ‘Pty Ltd’ which is actually trading or if engaged in interstate trade of commerce.

What powers do the Fair Work Commission have?

It is an independent body with power to carry out a range of functions including: providing a safety net of minimum conditions, including minimum wages in awards. facilitating good faith bargaining and making enterprise agreements. dealing with applications in relation to unfair dismissal.

Who runs the Fair Work Commission?

Fair Work Commission
Annual budget A$126.89 million (2021–22)
Website www.fwc.gov.au
Currently Justice Iain Ross

What is the main responsibility of the Fair Work Ombudsman?

What do we do? The role of the FWO is to promote harmonious, productive and cooperative workplace relations. The FWO also monitors, inquires into, investigates, and enforces compliance with Australia’s workplace laws.

How do I report an employer to fair work?

If your complaint is about ending employment including unfair dismissal, unlawful termination or general protections, or about bullying, harassment or discrimination at work, you should contact the Fair Work Commission on 1300 799 675.

Why does the Fair Work Commission issue decision summaries?

As part of the Future Directions objectives of promoting fairness and accessibility, the Fair Work Commission issues decision summaries for significant Commission decisions to help you better access and understand them.

Where can I find decisions made pursuant to the Fair Work Act?

You can also find selected decisions made pursuant to the Fair Work Act 2009 by subject through the Decisions by keywords page. Summaries of decisions in matters that deal with important issues of principle, or that have generated significant public interest, are also available.

What is the appeal process for the Fair Work Commission?

The Appeal a decision or order page outlines the appeal process, including: the provisions for seeking a ‘stay’ of the original decision pending the appeal. Parties who do not agree with the outcome of an appeal heard by the Fair Work Commission may apply to the Federal Court of Australia for a judicial review.

Where can I find documents issued by the Fair Work Commission?

Most documents issued by the Fair Work Commission are available online. Decisions and orders are available as soon as they are issued by the Commission, including decisions and orders issued outside of standard business hours. Major cases have a dedicated section on this website.