With small business accounting for more than 9 out of every 10 employers in Australia, the Fair Work Commission wants to make sure the voice of small business employers is heard loud and clear.
Mr Bruce Billson, small business advocate and former Commonwealth Minister for Small Business, is seeking ideas and feedback to advise the Commission on how it can best meet the needs of small business. Consultation meetings were held across the country in the first half of 2017 to hear candid observations, practical insights and real-life experiences from small business employers.
A discussion paper provides background information to the types of issues and ideas that small business employers may have views about.
A report of consultation findings and recommendations is due to be published on the Commission’s website in March 2018. The Commission will consider the recommendations and respond publicly in relation to feasibility and implementation plans before the end of 2018.
Unfair dismissal user-design research is being conducted with small business employers by Cube Group in 2017.
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