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Workplace Relations Act 1996

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Act No. 86 of 1988 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 153 of 2005 and SLI 2006 No. 52
An Act relating to workplace relations, and for other purposes
Administered by: Attorney-General's; DEWR
Registered 27 Mar 2006
Start Date 27 Mar 2006
End Date 30 Mar 2006
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1 Short title [see Note 1]
2 Commencement [see Note 1]
3 Principal object
4 Definitions
5 Employee
6 Employer
7 Employment
8 Schedules 1, 6, 7, 8 and 9 have effect
9 Schedule 10 has effect
10 Act binds Crown
11 Modifications for Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands
12 Exclusion of persons insufficiently connected with Australia
13 Extraterritorial application
14 Act not to apply so as to exceed Commonwealth power
15 Application of Criminal Code
16 Act excludes some State and Territory laws
17 Awards, agreements and Commission orders prevail over State and Territory law etc.
18 Act may exclude State and Territory laws in other cases
Expand Part 2—Australian Fair Pay CommissionPart 2—Australian Fair Pay Commission
Expand Part 3—Australian Industrial Relations CommissionPart 3—Australian Industrial Relations Commission
Expand Part 4—Australian Industrial RegistryPart 4—Australian Industrial Registry
Expand Part 5—The Employment AdvocatePart 5—The Employment Advocate
Expand Part 6—Workplace inspectorsPart 6—Workplace inspectors
Expand Part 7—The Australian Fair Pay and Conditions StandardPart 7—The Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard
Expand Part 8—Workplace agreementsPart 8—Workplace agreements
Expand Part 9—Industrial actionPart 9—Industrial action
Expand Part 10—AwardsPart 10—Awards
Expand Part 11—Transmission of business rulesPart 11—Transmission of business rules
Expand Part 12—Minimum entitlements of employeesPart 12—Minimum entitlements of employees
Expand Part 13—Dispute resolution processesPart 13—Dispute resolution processes
Expand Part 14—CompliancePart 14—Compliance
Expand Part 15—Right of entryPart 15—Right of entry
Expand Part 16—Freedom of associationPart 16—Freedom of association
Expand Part 17—OffencesPart 17—Offences
Expand Part 18—CostsPart 18—Costs
Expand Part 19—MiscellaneousPart 19—Miscellaneous
Expand Part 20—Jurisdiction of the Federal Court of Australia and Federal Magistrates CourtPart 20—Jurisdiction of the Federal Court of Australia and Federal Magistrates Court
Expand Part 21—Matters referred by VictoriaPart 21—Matters referred by Victoria
Expand Part 22—Contract outworkers in Victoria in the textile, clothing and footwear industryPart 22—Contract outworkers in Victoria in the textile, clothing and footwear industry
Expand Part 23—School‑based apprentices and traineesPart 23—School‑based apprentices and trainees
Expand Volume 2Volume 2
Volume 3

Workplace Relations Act 1996

Act No. 86 of 1988 as amended

This compilation was prepared on 27 March 2006
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 153 of 2005 and SLI 2006 No. 52

Volume 1 includes:       Table of Contents
                                    Sections 1 – 919

The text of any of those amendments not in force
on that date is appended in the Notes section

The operation of amendments that have been incorporated may be
affected by application provisions that are set out in the Notes section

Volume 2 includes:       Table of Contents
                                    Schedules 1 – 10

Volume 3 includes:       Note 1
                                    Table of Acts
                                    Act Notes
                                    Table of Amendments
                                    Repeal Table
                                    Note 2
                                    Table A
                                    Renumbering Table

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra

 

 

 


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                               1

1............ Short title [see Note 1]....................................................................... 1

2............ Commencement [see Note 1].............................................................. 1

3............ Principal object................................................................................... 1

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

5............ Employee.......................................................................................... 16

6............ Employer.......................................................................................... 17

7............ Employment..................................................................................... 18

8............ Schedules 1, 6, 7, 8 and 9 have effect............................................... 18

9............ Schedule 10 has effect....................................................................... 18

10.......... Act binds Crown.............................................................................. 18

11.......... Modifications for Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.... 19

12.......... Exclusion of persons insufficiently connected with Australia......... 19

13.......... Extraterritorial application................................................................ 20

14.......... Act not to apply so as to exceed Commonwealth power................ 21

15.......... Application of Criminal Code.......................................................... 22

16.......... Act excludes some State and Territory laws.................................... 23

17.......... Awards, agreements and Commission orders prevail over State and Territory law etc.         25

18.......... Act may exclude State and Territory laws in other cases................. 25

Part 2—Australian Fair Pay Commission                                                                27

Division 1—Preliminary                                                                                            27

19.......... Definitions........................................................................................ 27

Division 2—Australian Fair Pay Commission                                                28

Subdivision A—Establishment and functions                                                      28

20.......... Establishment................................................................................... 28

21.......... Functions of the AFPC.................................................................... 28

Subdivision B—AFPC’s wage-setting function                                                   28

22.......... AFPC’s wage-setting function......................................................... 28

23.......... AFPC’s wage-setting parameters..................................................... 29

24.......... Wage reviews and wage-setting decisions......................................... 29

25.......... Constitution of the AFPC for wage-setting powers........................ 30

26.......... Publishing wage-setting decisions etc............................................... 30

Subdivision C—Operation of the AFPC                                                                31

27.......... AFPC to determine its own procedures........................................... 31

28.......... Annual report................................................................................... 31

Subdivision D—AFPC Chair                                                                                   31

29.......... Appointment.................................................................................... 31

30.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 31

31.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 32

32.......... Engaging in other paid employment................................................. 32

33.......... Disclosure of interests...................................................................... 32

34.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 32

35.......... Termination of appointment............................................................ 32

36.......... Other terms and conditions.............................................................. 34

37.......... Acting AFPC Chair.......................................................................... 34

Subdivision E—AFPC Commissioners                                                                 35

38.......... Appointment.................................................................................... 35

39.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 35

40.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 35

41.......... Disclosure of interests...................................................................... 35

42.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 36

43.......... Termination of appointment............................................................ 36

44.......... Other terms and conditions.............................................................. 37

45.......... Acting AFPC Commissioners.......................................................... 37

Division 3—AFPC Secretariat                                                                               39

Subdivision A—Establishment and function                                                        39

46.......... Establishment................................................................................... 39

47.......... Function............................................................................................ 39

Subdivision B—Operation of the AFPC Secretariat                                          39

48.......... AFPC Chair may give directions...................................................... 39

49.......... Annual report................................................................................... 39

Subdivision C—The Director of the Secretariat                                                 40

50.......... Appointment.................................................................................... 40

51.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 40

52.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 40

53.......... Engaging in other paid employment................................................. 40

54.......... Disclosure of interests...................................................................... 40

55.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 41

56.......... Termination of appointment............................................................ 41

57.......... Other terms and conditions.............................................................. 42

58.......... Acting Director of the Secretariat..................................................... 42

Subdivision D—Staff and consultants                                                                   43

59.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 43

60.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 43

Part 3—Australian Industrial Relations Commission                                      44

Division 1—Establishment of Commission                                                     44

61.......... Establishment of Commission.......................................................... 44

62.......... Functions of Commission................................................................. 44

63.......... Appointment of Commission members etc...................................... 44

64.......... Qualifications for appointment........................................................ 45

65.......... Seniority........................................................................................... 46

66.......... Performance of duties on part-time basis......................................... 46

67.......... Dual federal and State appointments................................................ 47

68.......... Performance of duties by dual federal and State appointees............ 48

69.......... Dual federal appointments............................................................... 48

70.......... Appointment of a Judge as President not to affect tenure etc......... 48

71.......... Tenure of Commission members...................................................... 49

72.......... Acting President............................................................................... 49

73.......... Acting Vice President....................................................................... 50

74.......... Acting Senior Deputy President....................................................... 50

75.......... Acting Deputy Presidents................................................................ 51

76.......... Oath or affirmation of office............................................................. 51

77.......... Discharge of Commission’s business............................................... 52

78.......... Duty of Commission members......................................................... 52

79.......... Remuneration and allowances of Presidential Members etc............. 52

80.......... Application of Judges’ Pensions Act............................................... 54

81.......... Remuneration and allowances of Commissioners............................. 55

82.......... Removal of Presidential Member from office................................... 56

83.......... Outside employment of Commissioner............................................ 56

84.......... Leave of absence of Commissioner................................................... 56

85.......... Disclosure of interest by Commission members.............................. 57

86.......... Termination of appointment of Commissioner................................ 58

87.......... Resignation by Commission member............................................... 58

Division 2—Organisation of Commission                                                        59

88.......... Manner in which Commission may be constituted.......................... 59

89.......... Powers exercisable by single member of Commission...................... 59

90.......... Functions and powers conferred on members.................................. 59

91.......... Exercise of Commission powers....................................................... 60

92.......... Continuation of hearing by Commission.......................................... 60

93.......... Commission divided in opinion........................................................ 61

94.......... Arrangement of business of Commission......................................... 61

95.......... Panels of Commission for particular industries................................ 62

96.......... Delegation by President.................................................................... 62

97.......... Protection of Commission members................................................. 63

98.......... Co-operation with the States by President...................................... 63

99.......... Co-operation with the States by Registrar....................................... 63

Division 3—Representation and intervention                                               64

100........ Representation of parties before Commission................................. 64

101........ Intervention generally....................................................................... 66

102........ Particular rights of intervention of Minister..................................... 66

Division 4—General matters relating to the powers and procedures of the Commission          67

Subdivision A—General matters Commission to take into account                67

103........ Commission to take into account the public interest....................... 67

104........ Commission to take into account discrimination issues................... 67

105........ Commission to take account of Racial Discrimination Act, Sex Discrimination Act, Disability Discrimination Act and Age Discrimination Act.................................................................... 68

106........ Commission to take account of Family Responsibilities Convention 68

107........ Safety, health and welfare of employees.......................................... 68

108........ Commission to act quickly............................................................... 68

109........ Commission to avoid technicalities and facilitate fair conduct of proceedings        69

Subdivision B—Particular powers and procedures of the Commission         69

110........ Procedure of Commission................................................................. 69

111........ Particular powers of Commission.................................................... 69

112........ Reference of proceedings to Full Bench........................................... 72

113........ President may deal with certain proceedings.................................... 73

114........ Review on application by Minister.................................................. 74

115........ Compulsory conferences.................................................................. 75

116........ Power to override certain laws affecting public sector employment 75

117........ State authorities may be restrained from dealing with matter that is before the Commission 76

118........ Joint sessions of Commission.......................................................... 76

119........ Revocation and suspension of awards and orders............................ 77

Division 5—Appeals to Full Bench and references to Court                79

120........ Appeals to Full Bench relating to matters arising other than under the Registration and Accountability of Organisations Schedule..................................................................... 79

121........ Appeals to Full Bench relating to matters arising under the Registration and Accountability of Organisations Schedule etc..................................................................................................... 81

122........ References to Court by Commission on question of law................. 83

Division 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                      84

123........ Seals of Commission......................................................................... 84

124........ Rules of Commission........................................................................ 84

125........ President must provide certain information etc. to the Minister..... 85

126........ Annual report of Commission.......................................................... 85

Part 4—Australian Industrial Registry                                                                     86

Division 1—Interpretation                                                                                       86

127........ Definition of State industrial body.................................................... 86

Division 2—Establishment and functions of Australian Industrial Registry       87

128........ Australian Industrial Registry.......................................................... 87

129........ Functions of the Industrial Registry................................................. 87

130........ Registries.......................................................................................... 89

131........ Seals of the Registry......................................................................... 89

132........ Annual report of Industrial Registry................................................ 89

Division 3—Registrars                                                                                              90

133........ Industrial Registrar........................................................................... 90

134........ Tenure of office of Industrial Registrar............................................ 91

135........ Remuneration and allowances of Industrial Registrar....................... 91

136........ Outside employment of Industrial Registrar.................................... 92

137........ Disclosure of interests by Industrial Registrar................................. 92

138........ Leave of absence of Industrial Registrar........................................... 92

139........ Resignation by Industrial Registrar.................................................. 93

140........ Termination of appointment of Industrial Registrar........................ 93

141........ Deputy Industrial Registrars............................................................ 93

142........ Acting Industrial Registrar................................................................ 94

143........ Acting Deputy Industrial Registrars................................................ 95

144........ Oath or affirmation of office of Registrar......................................... 95

Division 4—References and appeals                                                                  97

145........ References by Registrar to Commission........................................... 97

146........ Removal of matters before Registrar................................................ 97

147........ Appeals from Registrar to Commission........................................... 97

148........ References to Court by Registrar on question of law....................... 98

Division 5—Staff                                                                                                          100

149........ Staff................................................................................................ 100

Part 5—The Employment Advocate                                                                         101

Division 1—Functions, powers etc. of the Employment Advocate  101

150........ The Employment Advocate........................................................... 101

151........ Functions of the Employment Advocate....................................... 101

152........ Minister’s directions to Employment Advocate............................ 102

153........ Staff................................................................................................ 103

154........ Delegation by Employment Advocate........................................... 103

155........ Annual report................................................................................. 103

Division 2—Appointment, conditions of appointment etc. of Employment Advocate   104

156........ Appointment of Employment Advocate....................................... 104

157........ Remuneration and allowances......................................................... 104

158........ Outside employment...................................................................... 104

159........ Recreation leave etc........................................................................ 104

160........ Resignation..................................................................................... 105

161........ Disclosure of interests.................................................................... 105

162........ Termination of appointment.......................................................... 105

163........ Acting appointment........................................................................ 106

164........ Other terms and conditions of appointment.................................. 107

Division 3—Miscellaneous                                                                                    108

165........ Identity of parties to AWAs not to be disclosed........................... 108

166........ Publication of AWAs etc. by Employment Advocate................... 109

Part 6—Workplace inspectors                                                                                     110

167........ Inspectors....................................................................................... 110

168........ Identity cards.................................................................................. 111

169........ Powers of inspectors...................................................................... 111

170........ Disclosure of information by inspectors........................................ 114

Part 7—The Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard                        116

Division 1—Preliminary                                                                                          116

171........ Purpose of Part............................................................................... 116

172........ Operation of the Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard..... 116

173........ Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard cannot be excluded. 117

174........ Extraterritorial extension................................................................. 117

175........ Model dispute resolution process.................................................. 119

Division 2—Wages                                                                                                     120

Subdivision A—Preliminary                                                                                 120

176........ AFPC’s wage-setting parameters etc............................................. 120

177........ AFPC to have regard to recommendations of Award Review Taskforce                120

178........ Definitions...................................................................................... 120

179........ Meaning of casual loading provisions........................................... 125

180........ Meaning of classification................................................................ 126

181........ Meaning of rate provisions............................................................ 126

Subdivision B—Guarantee of basic rates of pay                                                127

182........ The guarantee.................................................................................. 127

183........ An employee’s guaranteed hours for the purpose of section 182 128

184........ Modified operation of section 182 to continue effect of Supported Wage System for certain employees with a disability......................................................................................... 131

Subdivision C—Guarantee of casual loadings                                                   131

185........ The guarantee.................................................................................. 131

186........ Default casual loading percentage................................................... 133

187........ Adjustment of default casual loading percentage............................ 133

188........ Only one default casual loading percentage.................................... 133

Subdivision D—Guarantee of frequency of payment                                         134

189........ The guarantee.................................................................................. 134

Subdivision E—Guarantee against reductions below pre-reform commencement rates   135

190........ The guarantee where only basic periodic rates of pay are involved 135

191........ The guarantee where basic piece rates of pay are involved............ 136

192........ The guarantee for casual loadings that apply to basic periodic rates of pay           137

Subdivision F—The guarantee against reductions below Federal Minimum Wages (FMWs)         138

193........ The guarantee.................................................................................. 138

Subdivision G—Federal Minimum Wages (FMWs)                                         139

194........ When is there an FMW for an employee?...................................... 139

195........ Standard FMW............................................................................... 140

196........ Adjustment of standard FMW....................................................... 140

197........ Determination of special FMWs.................................................... 140

198........ AFPC to state whether special FMW is a minimum standard for APCSs              140

199........ How a special FMW is to be expressed......................................... 141

200........ Adjustment of a special FMW....................................................... 141

Subdivision H—Australian Pay and Classification Scales (APCSs): general provisions 142

201........ What is an APCS?.......................................................................... 142

202........ What must or may be in an APCS?................................................ 142

203........ How pay rates and loadings are to be expressed in an APCS........ 143

204........ When is employment covered by an APCS?.................................. 144

205........ What if 2 or more APCSs would otherwise cover an employee?... 144

206........ AFPC to remove coverage rules described by reference to State or Territory boundaries      145

207........ Deeming APCS rates to at least equal FMW rates after first exercise of AFPC’s powers takes effect  146

Subdivision I—Australian Pay and Classification Scales: preserved APCSs 146

208........ Deriving preserved APCSs from pre-reform wage instruments..... 146

209........ Notional adjustment: rates and loadings determined as for reform comparison day               148

210........ Notional adjustment: deducing basic periodic rate of pay and casual loading from composite rate        149

211........ Notional adjustment: how basic periodic rates and loadings are expressed             150

212........ Regulations dealing with notional adjustments............................... 150

213........ Certain regulations relating to preserved APCSs may take effect before registration             150

Subdivision J—Australian Pay and Classification Scales: new APCSs      151

214........ AFPC may determine new APCSs................................................. 151

Subdivision K—Australian Pay and Classification Scales: duration, adjustment and revocation of APCSs (preserved or new)                                                                                               152

215........ Duration of APCSs......................................................................... 152

216........ Adjustment of APCSs.................................................................... 152

217........ Revocation of APCSs..................................................................... 152

Subdivision L—Adjustments to incorporate 2005 Safety Net Review etc.   153

218........ Adjustments to incorporate 2005 Safety Net Review................... 153

219........ Regulations may require adjustments to incorporate other decisions 154

Subdivision M—Special provisions relating to APCSs for employees with disabilities and employees to whom training arrangements apply                                                                   154

220........ Employees with disabilities............................................................ 154

221........ Employees to whom training arrangements apply......................... 155

Subdivision N—Miscellaneous                                                                             156

222........ Anti-discrimination considerations................................................. 156

Division 3—Maximum ordinary hours of work                                           158

Subdivision A—Preliminary                                                                                 158

223........ Employees to whom Division applies........................................... 158

224........ Definitions...................................................................................... 158

225........ Agreement between employees and employers............................. 158

Subdivision B—Guarantee of maximum ordinary hours of work                  159

226........ The guarantee.................................................................................. 159

Division 4—Annual leave                                                                                       162

Subdivision A—Preliminary                                                                                 162

227........ Employees to whom Division applies........................................... 162

228........ Definitions...................................................................................... 162

229........ Meaning of nominal hours worked................................................ 163

230........ Agreement between employees and employers............................. 165

231........ Regulations may prescribe different definitions for piece rate employees              165

Subdivision B—Guarantee of annual leave                                                         166

232........ The guarantee.................................................................................. 166

233........ Entitlement to cash out annual leave.............................................. 166

Subdivision C—Annual leave rules                                                                     167

234........ Annual leave—accrual, crediting and accumulation rules............... 167

235........ Annual leave—payment rules........................................................ 168

236........ Rules about taking annual leave...................................................... 168

237........ Annual leave and workers’ compensation...................................... 169

Subdivision D—Service: annual leave                                                                 170

238........ Annual leave—service.................................................................... 170

Division 5—Personal leave                                                                                   171

Subdivision A—Preliminary                                                                                 171

239........ Employees to whom Division applies........................................... 171

240........ Definitions...................................................................................... 171

241........ Meaning of nominal hours worked................................................ 173

242........ Agreement between employees and employers............................. 175

243........ Regulations may prescribe different definitions for piece rate employees              175

244........ Meaning of personal/carer’s leave................................................. 175

Subdivision B—Guarantee of paid personal/carer’s leave                              175

245........ The guarantee.................................................................................. 175

246........ Paid personal/carer’s leave—accrual, crediting and accumulation rules 176

247........ Paid personal/carer’s leave—payment rule.................................... 177

248........ Paid personal/carer’s leave—workers’ compensation.................... 177

249........ Paid carer’s leave—annual limit...................................................... 177

Subdivision C—Guarantee of unpaid carer’s leave                                           178

250........ The guarantee.................................................................................. 178

251........ Unpaid carer’s leave—how taken................................................... 179

252........ Unpaid carer’s leave—paid personal leave exhausted.................... 179

Subdivision D—Notice and evidence requirements: personal/carer’s leave 180

253........ Sick leave—notice........................................................................... 180

254........ Sick leave—documentary evidence................................................. 180

255........ Carer’s leave—notice...................................................................... 181

256........ Carer’s leave—documentary evidence............................................ 181

Subdivision E—Guarantee of compassionate leave                                           182

257........ The guarantee.................................................................................. 182

258........ Taking compassionate leave........................................................... 183

259........ Compassionate leave—payment rule............................................. 183

Subdivision F—Personal leave: service                                                              184

260........ Paid personal leave—service.......................................................... 184

261........ Unpaid carer’s leave—service........................................................ 184

Division 6—Parental leave                                                                                    185

Subdivision A—Preliminary                                                                                 185

262........ Employees to whom Division applies........................................... 185

263........ Definitions...................................................................................... 185

264........ Meaning of eligible casual employee.............................................. 188

Subdivision B—Guarantee of maternity leave                                                   188

265........ The guarantee.................................................................................. 188

266........ Period of maternity leave................................................................ 190

267........ Period of special maternity leave.................................................... 191

268........ Transfer to a safe job...................................................................... 191

Subdivision C—Maternity leave: documentation                                               192

269........ Special maternity leave—documentation....................................... 192

270........ Ordinary maternity leave—medical certificate............................... 194

271........ Ordinary maternity leave—application.......................................... 195

Subdivision D—Maternity leave: from start to finish                                       196

272........ Maternity leave—start of leave...................................................... 196

273........ Requirement to take leave—for 6 weeks after birth....................... 197

274........ Requirement to take leave—within 6 weeks before birth............... 197

275........ End of pregnancy—effect on ordinary maternity leave entitlement 198

276........ Death of child—effect on ordinary maternity leave entitlement.... 198

277........ End of ordinary maternity leave if employee stops being primary care-giver         199

278........ Variation of period of ordinary maternity leave............................. 200

279........ Employee’s right to terminate employment during maternity leave 200

280........ Return to work guarantee—maternity leave................................... 200

281........ Replacement employees—maternity leave.................................... 201

Subdivision E—Guarantee of paternity leave                                                     202

282........ The guarantee.................................................................................. 202

283........ Period of paternity leave................................................................ 203

284........ Short paternity leave—concurrent leave taken by spouse............. 204

285........ Long paternity leave—not to be concurrent with maternity leave taken by spouse               204

Subdivision F—Paternity leave: documentation                                                205

286........ Paternity leave—medical certificate............................................... 205

287........ Short paternity leave—application................................................ 206

288........ Long paternity leave—documentation........................................... 206

Subdivision G—Paternity leave: from start to finish                                        207

289........ Short paternity leave—when taken................................................ 207

290........ Long paternity leave—when taken................................................. 207

291........ End of pregnancy—effect on paternity leave................................. 208

292........ Death of child—effect on paternity leave...................................... 208

293........ End of long paternity leave if employee stops being primary care-giver                209

294........ Variation of period of long paternity leave..................................... 209

295........ Employee’s right to terminate employment during paternity leave 210

296........ Return to work guarantee—paternity leave................................... 210

297........ Replacement employees—long paternity leave............................. 211

Subdivision H—Guarantee of adoption leave                                                      211

298........ Meaning of eligible child................................................................. 211

299........ The guarantee—pre-adoption leave................................................ 212

300........ The guarantee—adoption leave...................................................... 213

301........ Period of adoption leave................................................................. 213

302........ Short adoption leave—concurrent leave taken by spouse.............. 214

303........ Long adoption leave—not to be concurrent with adoption leave taken by spouse 215

Subdivision I—Adoption leave: documentation                                                  215

304........ Adoption leave—notice.................................................................. 215

305........ Short adoption leave—application................................................. 217

306........ Long adoption leave—application.................................................. 217

307........ Adoption leave—additional documents......................................... 218

Subdivision J—Adoption leave: from start to finish                                         219

308........ Short adoption leave—when taken................................................. 219

309........ Long adoption leave—when taken................................................. 219

310........ Placement does not proceed—effect on adoption leave................. 220

311........ End of long adoption leave if employee stops being primary care-giver 220

312........ Variation of period of long adoption leave..................................... 221

313........ Employee’s right to terminate employment during adoption leave 222

314........ Return to work guarantee—adoption leave.................................... 222

315........ Replacement employees—long adoption leave.............................. 223

Subdivision K—Parental leave: service                                                              223

316........ Parental leave and service............................................................... 223

Division 7—Civil remedies                            &nbs