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Bullies beware — new protections added to the Fair Work Act

The federal government has introduced significant amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) including new powers for the Fair Work Commission to stop workplace bullying and new rules regulating flexible work arrangements, union right of entry and roster changes.

The Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 is the second tranche of the Government’s response to the recommendations of the Fair Work Act Review Panel from 2012 and its response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment’s report “’Workplace Bullying’ We just want it to stop”…

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