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Fixed-term employment contracts limited to 2 years

Pay secrecy, job ads and flexible work amendments

From 6 December 2023, employers can no longer employ an employee on a fixed-term contract that:

  • is for 2 or more years (including extensions)

  • may be extended more than once, or

  • is a new contract:

    • that is for the same or a substantially similar role as previous contracts

    • with substantial continuity of the employment relationship between the end of the previous contract and the new contract, and either:

      • the total period of the contracts is 2 or more years,

      • the new contract can be renewed or extended, or

      • a previous contract was extended.

The changes were introduced as part of the Pay secrecy, job ads and flexible work amendments. See the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website for more details.

How to contact us

It's important to speak to a financial professional before taking any action. Contact Collins Hume Accountants & Business Advisers in Ballina or Byron Bay on 02 6686 3000.


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