Workplace Relations Legislation (interpretation and advice)

Australia's workplace relations system is designed to promote flexibility, productivity and efficiency to enable industries to compete on a national and global level. Reforms that came about as a result of global economic conditions in the 1970s shaped the industrial relations landscape to enable pay and working conditions negotiations to occur at the workplace level as opposed to a centrally determined system.

The Federal government make laws about matters in the Constitution, the responsibility of imposing other laws rests with State governments. As a result, workplace legislation can be subject to change from different levels and within varying timeframes.

Currently, the Federal and State Governments are working towards a uniform workplace relations system. The current system includes:


HRM Consulting help businesses to interpret any changes to existing legislation, and offer advice and support in rolling out the required industrial relations changes within expected timeframes – as lack of compliance can be subject to hefty penalties.

If you need help with workplace relations legislation, please contact us.