The right to equal pay is an essential component of a just and equitable workplace.
Employees now have the freedom to discuss and disclose their remuneration and other employment terms, following the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act of December 2022. This amendment has abolished pay secrecy rules, resulting in greater transparency in workplaces and the potential for improved remuneration outcomes through better-informed negotiations.
The elimination of pay secrecy rules is expected to promote fair pay between genders and different job roles. Effective from 7 December 2022, pay secrecy clauses in new employment contracts are prohibited. Furthermore, from 7 June 2023, this prohibition will also apply to all existing employment contracts.
At Greenhalgh Pickard, we understand the significance of this amendment and its implications for employees in the workplace.
Our team of Employment Law Solicitors is available to assist you in understanding your workplace rights and handling the elimination of pay secrecy rules.
Schedule a consultation with us today and take the first step towards attaining fair treatment in your workplace.
Contact our Employment Law team today to discuss your employment rights.
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Greenhalgh Pickard’s Employment Law & Litigation Team