Fair Work Ombudsman have advised that new workplace laws about pay secrecy and what can be included in job advertisements (ads) now apply. These changes are part of the Australian Government’s new Secure Jobs, Better Pay legislation that passed in December 2022.
The new laws include:
- giving employees the right to share (or not share) information about their pay
- banning pay secrecy terms in employment contracts and other workplace instruments
- prohibiting job ads with pay rates lower than the legal minimum entitlements that apply to the job.
These changes apply now, with some transitional arrangements.
See more information from the Fair Work Ombudsman: New pay secrecy and job ad laws (fairwork.gov.au)