Australian Business Employment Relations Law : Directed at Business Migrants (report style format) appendices and bib. included

Essay by jackal8High School, 10th gradeA, June 2004

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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

Workers Compensation

Anti Discrimination

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

OH&S Regulation:

Employers must:

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.

Employees must:

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...