Update on fixed employment contracts in the trucking industry

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Executive summary

  • Changes have been made to fixed employment contracts in the trucking industry due to recent reforms
  • Ensure compliance by reviewing and updating contract templates, limit contract terms to a maximum of two years, and avoid consecutive renewals.
  • If relevant, provide employees with a new Fixed Term Contract Information Statement.

Overview

Recent reforms to fixed term employment contracts, under the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022, introduced some significant changes.

To ensure compliance, truck operators should review and update contract templates, limit contract terms to a maximum of two years, and avoid consecutive renewals. Additionally, if relevant, members should provide employees with a new required Fixed Term Contract Information Statement.

Consider training your HR staff, if you have them, on these new rules to ensure a smooth implementation. For detailed insights and implications, please refer to a full article by legal firm Cooper Grace Ward here.

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