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NSW Industrial Relations (NSW IR) works with employers and employees to achieve fair, equitable and productive workplaces. NSW IR supports the NSW Government as a participant in the national workplace relations system, by monitoring and advising on workplace relations developments and initiatives.

NSW IR ensures compliance with the new NSW Guidelines for infrastructure procurement, as well as administering state laws regulating shop trading hours, public holidays and long service leave.

NSW IR conducts compliance activities across the State in order to educate the community about New South Wales industrial relations laws as well as educating employers and employees on the Fair Work system. These compliance activities are proving to be an effective and efficient way to assist large numbers of NSW employers and employees to understand their employment rights and obligations.

Industrial relations legislation and related laws

Employers and employees have certain obligations or duties to each other under common law, statutes and their accompanying regulations.

NSW Industrial Relations, part of the NSW Treasury, administers the following legislation regulating employment matters: