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New rules for fixed term contracts

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New rules for fixed term contracts
New rules for fixed term contracts

Published 6 November 2023 | Updated 5 December 2023

Changes to fixed term contracts apply from 6 December 2023.

Key points

  • From 6 December 2023, new rules apply when engaging employees on fixed term contracts.
  • A fixed term contract terminates at the end of a set period (for example, the contract ends after a set date or period of time or a season). This includes contracts where the employee is employed for a specific period
  • The new rules include a requirement for employers to give any employees they’re engaging on a new fixed term contract a Fixed Term Contract Information Statement (FTCIS)
  • There are limitations on how fixed term contracts can be used.
  • There are some exceptions to who these limitations apply to.

View Fixed term contract employees for more information.

Other upcoming workplace law changes

There are other upcoming changes to the Fair Work Act, including:

  • changes to authorised employee deductions
  • the right to superannuation in the National Employment Standards.

Find out more at Fair Work Act changes: Protecting Worker Entitlements.

You can also access our visual timeline covering recent and upcoming workplace laws changes: Upcoming workplace law changes affecting you.

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