Australia will give employees access to an oasis online platform to register an employer online, the Prime Minister’s Department has announced.
The move follows the Federal Government’s decision to allow staff to register through a social media site such as oasis, which is the only way for employees to create an account and access benefits.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has accused the Federal Parliament of “playing fast and loose with the rules” by allowing employers to “cheat” by requiring employees to register online.
“Employers are using social media to create a website that is very easy to cheat and they are abusing that system,” Mr Shorten told Sky News.
“They are trying to circumvent the Fair Work Act and are trying … to take away the ability of people to work.”
The Government has also introduced a raft of changes to the way employees are paid.
It will limit the number of hours employees can work each week to 12 and impose a penalty of up to $2,000 for every hour they work above 12.
Opponents say these measures will only make it harder for workers to work, with some arguing the reforms are not fair.
“It’s not a fair system to have to choose between your employer and your pay,” Mr Longo said.
“People who want to work are going to have more opportunities to work because they’re going to be able to work more hours.”
If you don’t work, you won’t have a job.
“There are going be more people who can’t work.
There are going the risk of a loss of employment.”
The new changes come after the Federal Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Employment, Stephen Conroy, announced he was introducing a new workplace agreement for employers.
It states that “all businesses will have the ability to create online user interfaces for employees who are seeking to access their own information or register with their employer”.
Mr Conroy said the agreement was a response to an increase in the number and complexity of business transactions that are required by employers.
“In recent years, employers have increased the number, complexity and complexity with which they are managing transactions, both within the workplace and in the broader marketplace,” he said.
“The complexity of the transaction, as well as the number the transactions are handled, can make it challenging for business to maintain compliance with the Fair Wage Act.”‘
They’re trying to cheat’The Government said it would only allow for employees using oasis to register for an employer by accessing the social media website.
“We want to ensure that all employers have the option of providing a website for employees,” the Prime Minster’s Department said in a statement.
“However, we will be introducing measures to ensure businesses are not abusing the Fair Labor Standards Act by requiring them to create and administer a website.”
In a statement, Mr Conroy added that “we recognise the significant work and efforts that businesses make in achieving their financial objectives”.
“While it is an important step forward, it will not be enough to ensure fairness in the workplace, and we will not hesitate to take further action if required.”
The move comes as the Government’s reforms to the Fair Employer Regulations is set to be introduced into Parliament for the first time on Thursday.
The Government is seeking to simplify the workplace by reducing the number that need to be reviewed each year, and the time it takes to change rules.
Topics:government-and-politics,business-economics-and/or-finance,business/energy-and,social-media,work,government-prisons,government,jobs,socialcare,careers,education,australiaFirst posted October 01, 2018 12:55:36Contact Victoria’s Chief Government Whip, Adam Bandt