Are you prepared for the new workplace gender equality requirements?

By Brett Feltham and Mandi Xu

If your organisation has 100 or more employees, unless it is a public sector employer, it will have annual gender reporting obligations to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth) (WGE Act).

The introduction of the WGE Act brought about significant changes to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency and introduced more onerous requirements than that previously existed under the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 (Cth) (EOWW Act).

Employers covered by the WGE Act are currently required to complete and submit an annual report to the agency, which comprises the following…

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