Best practice guides

Award flexibility

Due to the impacts coronavirus is having on the community, a number of unions and employer associations are applying to the Fair Work Commission to increase award flexibility.

This may affect the information about entitlements on both this page and in the best practice guides found on this page.

For a list of determinations and to see if your award is affected go to Temporary changes to workplace laws during coronavirus.

JobKeeper changes to the Fair Work Act

On 9 April 2020, the Fair Work Act was amended to support the implementation and operation of the JobKeeper scheme in Australian workplaces.

For information about the changes and how they apply, go to JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme.

Our best practice guides aim to help small businesses and employees with a range of workplace issues. By adopting best practice initiatives, employers and employees can achieve happier, fairer and more productive workplaces.

Each guide has a checklist to help achieve best practice.

Our best practice guides cover the following topics:

Help for small business

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