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The national industrial relations system


The national industrial relations system is regulated by the Fair Work Act and national modern awards apply to many employers who are constitutional corporations and their employees. There is no absolute rule that determines whether a particular corporation is covered by the national industrial relations system. Generally speaking, Proprietary Limited (Pty Ltd) or Limited (Ltd) companies tend to be in the national system by virtue of their trading or financial activities.

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Important information
If you are unsure which employment regulation system covers your business, contact Wageline on 1300 655 266 or refer to commerce.wa.gov.au/wageline

For further information and assistance regarding your obligations as an employer under the national industrial relations system call the Fair Work Ombudsman on 13 13 94 or visit fairwork.gov.au