This useful resource provides a summary of the issues associated with restructuring and redundancy processes and assists managers to carry out these processes lawfully and fairly.

The Guide to Managing Redundancy provides a summary of the principles of fair restructuring and redundancy processes, in the context of Australian industrial law as it currently stands following the implementation of the Fair Work Act 2009 and having regard to the referral of some state IR systems to the Commonwealth during 2010/2011.

Whilst some general rules regarding redundancy have changed since the 3rd edition of this guide, most of the guiding principles and advice for best practice remain the same. The introduction and phasing in of Modern Awards has led to more consistency in the approach to redundancy across the Australian workforce.

Before pursuing any restructure and/or redundancy process it is always advisable to contact the Jobs Australia Industrial Relations team on 1800 331 915 or email

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