Guides and more: parental leave; history of FWAct

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Guides and more: parental leave; history of FWAct

FWO releases best practice guide to parental leave; Chronology of Fair Work: background, events and related legislation.

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FWO releases best practice guide to parental leave; Chronology of Fair Work: background, events and related legislation.

FWO releases best practice guide to parental leave
 
A new guide from the Fair Work Ombudsman — on best-practice parental leave policies and practices — has been released.

The eight-page best practice guide contains a best practice parental leave policy checklist and outlines five steps to implement a best-practice policy.

Best practice guide: Parental leave, Fair Work Ombudsman, February 2011.
 

Chronology of Fair Work: background, events and related legislation

The chronology of the Fair Work system to date has been published by the federal Department of Parliamentary Services

It commences with the Australian Council of Trade Unions’ (ACTU) 2006 report of its overseas delegation reviewing international bargaining systems. The then ACTU secretary Greg Combet reflected at the launch of the delegation’s report, that a potential endorsement of WorkChoices’ constitutional basis by the High Court would prompt the national union movement to have an incoming Australian Labor Party administration utilise the new constitutional base for its industrial legislation. From there, the new workplace regime developed to one that dominates the Australian IR scene today.

This detailed Background Note is available from the Department of Parliamentary Services.
 
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