The Fair Work Commission has recently published updated versions of all benchbooks. These updated versions reflect recent legislative changes, including changes to the high income threshold, and the amount payable for pecuniary penalties.
The Commission's benchbooks provide plain language guides to the Fair Work legislation. The benchbooks set key principles of case law on topics including unfair dismissal, anti-bullying, general protections, agreement making, and industrial action.
The benchbooks are designed to help parties prepare material for matters before the Commission, and contain information on how the legislation and case law are applied in Commission decisions.