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Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014

2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Employment)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Fair Work Act 2009 , and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 4

Part 1—Extension of period of unpaid parental leave                                  4

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                      4

Part 2—Payment for annual leave                                                                           5

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                      5

Part 3—Taking or accruing leave while receiving workers’ compensation             6

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                      6

Part 4—Individual flexibility arrangements                                                       7

Division 1—Modern awards (genuine needs statements)                                     7

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                      7

Division 2—Modern awards (other matters)                                                           7

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                      7

Division 3—Enterprise agreements                                                                            8

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                      8

Part 5—Greenfields agreements                                                                             11

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    11

Part 6—Transfer of business                                                                                     18

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    18

Part 7—Protected action ballot orders                                                                19

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    19

Part 8—Right of entry                                                                                                 20

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    20

Part 9—FWC hearings and conferences                                                             26

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    26

Part 10—Unclaimed money                                                                                      28

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    28

Schedule 2—Application and transitional provisions                                     29

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    29

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Fair Work Act 2009 , and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Fair Work Amendment Act 2014 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Parts 1, 2 and 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 4, Division 1

The day after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 1, Part 4, Divisions 2 and 3

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

5.  Schedule 1, Parts 5, 6 and 7

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 1, Part 8

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

7.  Schedule 1, Part 9

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 1, Part 10

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

9.  Schedule 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.