Labour Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2006
|Long Title||This Bill will amend various Acts; namely to - |
(a) provide for reasonable hours of work under the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 (MCE Act); (b) make minor amendments to the right of entry provisions under the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (IR Act); (c) enable the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) to independently set wages for State-based employees under awards and the MCE Act; (d) enable an employer or a union seeking to make a federal collective agreement to initiate good faith bargaining under the IR Act; (e) prohibit employers from requiring or unduly pressuring employees to contract-out of annual leave under the MCE Act; (f) improve minimum parental leave, sick leave, carer's leave and bereavement leave entitlements under the MCE Act; (g) improve long service leave entitlements under the Long Service Leave Act 1958 (LSL Act) and the Construction industry Portable Paid Long Service Leave Act 1985 (Construction Act); (h) abolish the Long Service Leave General Order of the WAIRC; (i) enhance Industrial Inspectors' powers under the LSL Act; and
(j) designate the MCE Act's and LSL Act's record-keeping provisions as civil penalty provisions, instead of offence provisions.
|Status||Assented to 07/04/2006|
This Act came into operation on Royal Assent - Royal Assent given 4 Jul 2006 as Act No. 36 of 2006
|Previous Versions of this Bill|