Section 22


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Coercive, unfair or deceptive recruitment Discrimination Employment contracts Health and safety Reporting Wage manipulation, non-payment or withholding of wages

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(1)  The number of ordinary working hours of an employee when set by an award must not exceed 40 hours per week, averaged over a 12 week period.
(2)  However, those ordinary hours may be averaged over a period not exceeding 52 weeks in the case of seasonal employment.
(3)  The ordinary working hours of an employee cannot be reduced by an award unless the reduction is made by a Full Bench of the Commission.

Law / 13th June 1996 / Australia / Industrial Relations Act 1996 (NSW)

The objects of this Act are as follows:
(a)  to provide a framework for the conduct of industrial relations that is fair and just,
(b)  to promote efficiency and productivity in the economy of the State,
(c)  to promote participation in industrial relations by employees and employers at an enterprise or workplace level,
(d)  to encourage participation in industrial relations by representative bodies of employees and employers and to encourage the responsible management and democratic control of those bodies,
(e)  to facilitate appropriate regulation of employment through awards, enterprise agreements and other industrial instruments,
(f)  to prevent and eliminate discrimination in the workplace and in particular to ensure equal remuneration for men and women doing work of equal or comparable value,
(g)  to provide for the resolution of industrial disputes by conciliation and, if necessary, by arbitration in a prompt and fair manner and with a minimum of legal technicality,
(h)  to encourage and facilitate co-operative workplace reform and equitable, innovative and productive workplace relations.