Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Protecting Worker Entitlements) Bill 2023 [Provisions]

17th Apr 2023



The ALA made a submission to the Senate Education and Employment Committees supporting the proposed amendments under the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Protecting Worker Entitlements) Bill 2023, which will afford workers greater protection of their entitlements and improve fairness in our workplace relations system. In particular, we welcome the protection of workers' superannuation entitlements by including superannuation in the National Employment Standards. These laws will help to end the problem of lost super payments, which is currently costing Australians billions a year collectively in wage theft. This form of default cover is a crucial safety net for an uninsured public who rely on these benefits to support workers and their dependents in the event of premature death or medical retirement.

The ALA also strongly supports the amendment to ensure workers can recover both superannuation and wages in an underpayment claim under the Act.

Read more via the following links:

ALA submission | Inquiry website

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