From 6 December 2023, there are new rules that apply to fixed-term employment contracts in Australia. You can find more detail about this on the Fair Work Ombudsman website
Importantly, the new rules:
- Limit the maximum length of a fixed-term employment contract to two years.
- Limit the maximum number of consecutive fixed-term employments to two (four years).
There are some exceptions to this.
As we are not employment lawyers, we cannot advise clients about the changes or how they might impact your employment arrangements, however, the changes would create a potential immigration issue if your business is seeking to sponsor an employee on a TSS visa for more than two years and intends to use a fixed-term contract.
If you use fixed-term employment contracts for TSS visa holders please contact us.
If you would like more information about the impact of the changes on your business, you should contact your employment lawyer or we can provide you a referral.
As always please contact us if you require more information.