The Fair Work Commission has published an updated version of the Anti-bullying benchbook and the Industrial action benchbook.
The updated version of the Anti-bullying benchbook reflects recent case law and rules changes, including information on amending applications, rescheduling or adjourning matters, bias, representation by lawyers and paid agents and orders the Commission can make.
The updated version of the Industrial action benchbook reflects recent case law including information on interim orders, covert industrial action and employer response action.
The benchbooks contain plain English summaries of the key principles of the relevant case law and how these have been applied in Commission decisions. It is designed to provide information to parties to assist in the preparation of material for matters before the Commission.
The benchbooks are designed to be read online and can be accessed from the Benchbooks page of the Commission's website. PDF versions of the benchbooks are also available for download.