Business Migrant Employment Relations Report
Welcome to Australia! This package has been prepared for you to familiarise yourself with Australia's Employment Relations Legislation because Australia's business legislation may differ from the one you are accustomed to. This package covers the key areas of the Employment Relations Legislation which are:
Occupational Health and Safety
Equal Employment Opportunities and Affirmative Action
Unlawful, Unfair and Wrongful Dismissal
Also included in this report:
Penalties and/or fines for breaching legislation
Prevention for breaching legislation
and Diagrams to further enhance understanding
Impacts on you, the employer/employee
After reading this report you will have a thorough understanding of Australia's Employment Relations Legislation and will be well on your way to building a successful business.
Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)
The Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 is aimed at protecting the "health, safety and welfare or people at work." It states the requirements for maintaining good health, safety and welfare.
These requirements must be met at all workplaces. The Act covers:
and self employed people
act to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees
provide and maintain safe places of work, equipment and systems of work under the Act.
take reasonable care of the health and safety of others
co-operate with employers in their efforts to comply with occupational health and safety requirements
All persons must not:
interfere with or misuse things provided for the health, safety or welfare of persons at work
obstruct attempts to give aid or attempts to prevent a serious risk to the health and safety of a person at work
refuse a reasonable request to assist in giving aid or preventing a risk to health and safety
disrupt a workplace by creating health and safety fears...