The Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 was enacted on 22 July 2015 and came into force on 1 August 2015. The Act makes provision for three main areas, namely:
- it creates a new regime for registered employment agreements (“REAs”);
- it makes provision for sectoral employment orders (“SEOs”); and
- it adjusts the Labour Court’s jurisdiction, created by the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2001, to make legally binding determinations affecting employers who do not engage in collective bargaining with trade unions.