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Employment and Workplace Relations Guide in Australia 2016

02 February 2016 | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Guides – By Anthony Wood

Herbert Smith Freehills’ Employment team is pleased to publish their annual guide to Australia’s employment and workplace relations laws.

The Guide to Employment & Workplace Relations in Australia 2016 is intended to provide general counsel, senior managers, line managers and human resources professionals with a comprehensive, straightforward and up-to-date overview of all areas of employment law, both federal and state, in simple and accessible language, presented in a practical and easy to read format.

This year’s Guide focuses on key aspects of the Fair Work Act, including the National Employment Standards and the complex array of laws regulating enterprise bargaining and industrial disputes. The Guide covers individual grievances against employers under the general protections provisions of the Fair Work Act, and deals extensively with termination of employment, discrimination and diversity. There is also guidance on navigating areas such as employee privacy, superannuation, taxation, work health & safety and managing global mobility and expatriate employment.

Our companion Guide to employment laws across 21 jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region, the Herbert Smith Freehills Asia-Pacific Employment Law Guide is also available..

Obtaining a copy

If clients would like to obtain a copy of either the Australian or Asian employment law guides, they are available for purchase by emailing Tracey French.


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