Amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 commenced on 1 January 2013.
Fair Work Australia has been renamed the Fair Work Commission.
The time limit for lodging Unfair Dismissal Applications has increased from 14 to 21 days. The amendments also introduce additional circumstances in which the Commission may make a costs order against a party or Lawyer in Unfair Dismissal matters.
The time limit for lodging a General Protections (or adverse action) Application arising out of a dismissal has been reduced from 60 days to 21 days.
The changed time limits noted above apply to all employees dismissed on or after 1 January 2013.
The Employment Law Guide which includes a detailed commentary on how to bring and conduct unfair dismissal and adverse action matters before the Fair Work Commission with links to relevant forms is available online.
For more information, speak to the experienced employment law lawyers at Rockliffs Lawyers in Sydney.