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How Australia’s industrial relations bill will affect you and your workplace – The Guardian

Already being compared to WorkChoices, the Coalition’s legislation risks casual backpay, criminalises serious wage theft and creates a path for employers to cut…

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The Coalitions industrial relations omnibus bill, introduced on Wednesday, is already being compared to WorkChoices.
The bill creates a path for employers to cut pay due to the impact of Covid-19 on their business, wipes out backpay claims for misclassified casuals, and proposes new flexibility for part-time workers to pick up shifts without overtime rates.
But despite the strong objections from Labor and the unions to those provisions, employers did not get it all their own way.
The attorney general,…

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