Members are reminded that the changes that regulate the use of Fixed Term Employment came into effect on 6 December 2023.
What is a Fixed Term Employment Contract?
This is a contract which terminates at the end of a specific period, including contracts where an employee is employed for a specific period.
New limits for Fixed Term Contracts
New requirements for Fixed Term Contracts
If an employee is engaged by way of a Fixed Term Contract after 6 December 2023, the employer is required to provide a Fixed Term Contract Information Sheet (FTCIS). You can find a template of the FTCIS here.
Disputes about Fixed Term Contracts
From 6 December 2023 the Fair Work Commission may be able to resolve a dispute between an employer and employee in respect of Fixed Terms Contracts, which could not be resolved in the workplace. Members can find the relevant application forms to the Fair Work Commission here.
If you have any questions in respect of the use of Fixed Term Contracts, please contact our Workplace Relations and Legal Team on (02) 6175 5900.