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SLI 2009 No. 335 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendment) Regulations 2009 to confer new requirements of a transitional nature on Fair Work Australia when assessing whether an employee who is covered by a modern award would be better off overall if an enterprise agreement applied to that employee.
Administered by: Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
General Comments: This instrument was deemed to have been tabled in the House of Representatives on Thursday 26 November 2009. The House of Representatives sitting day that began on 26 November 2009 was not adjourned until Wednesday 2 December 2009. Under standing orders, a sitting day continues until the House adjourns. As a result, all instruments tabled from Thursday 26 November 2009 until Wednesday 2 December 2009 are deemed by the House of Representatives to have been tabled on Thursday 26 November 2009.
Registered 26 Nov 2009
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Nov-2009
Tabled Senate01-Dec-2009
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Employment (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2009 No. 335

I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009.

Dated 25 November 2009

QUENTIN BRYCE

Governor-General

By Her Excellency’s Command

JULIA GILLARD


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 1 January 2010.

3              Amendment of Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2009

                Schedule 1 amends the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2009.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)

 

[1]           Part 2, after Division 2

insert

Division 3              Application of better off overall test

2.06        Modifications of the Act — better off overall test after end of bridging period if modern award contains transitional provisions

                For subitem 8 (1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 7 to the Act is modified in accordance with Schedule 2.1.

[2]           After Part 5

insert

Schedule 2.1     Modification of Schedule 7 to the Act — better off overall test after end of bridging period if modern award contains transitional provisions

(regulation 2.06)

  

[1]           Schedule 7, after Part 4

insert

Part 4A       Transitional provisions to apply the better off overall test after end of bridging period if modern award contains transitional provisions

20A         Application of the better off overall test to the making of enterprise agreements if modern awards contain transitional provisions

         (1)   This item applies in relation to:

                (a)    an enterprise agreement that is to be assessed under subsection 193 (1) or (3) of the FW Act, for the purpose of determining whether it passes the better off overall test, during the period (the transitional period):

                          (i)    starting on 1 January 2010; and

                         (ii)    ending on 31 December 2014; and

               (b)    a modern award that contains a term which makes provision for the transition:

                          (i)    from award-based transitional instruments that covered employees immediately before the modern award comes into operation; and

                         (ii)    to the terms and conditions of employment of those employees covered by the modern award.

         (2)   For the purpose of determining whether the enterprise agreement passes the better off overall test, subsections 193 (1) and (3) of the FW Act apply as if:

                (a)    FWA were required, at the test time under the relevant subsection, to compare the enterprise agreement with:

                          (i)    the relevant modern award as it operates at the test time; and

                         (ii)    the relevant modern award as it operates on 31 July in each year in the transitional period until the nominal expiry date of the enterprise agreement, that would be the first day of the first full pay period for an employee covered by the enterprise agreement; and

               (b)    FWA were required to assume, at the test time, that the modern award will not be varied before the days mentioned in subparagraph (a) (ii).

         (3)   Subsections 193 (1) and (3) of the FW Act also apply as if they provided that:

                (a)    if FWA carries out a comparison in accordance with subsection (2); and

               (b)    for 1 or more of the comparisons, FWA is not satisfied that each of the employees mentioned in subsection 193 (1) or (3) of the FW Act would be better off overall if the enterprise agreement applied to the employee than if the modern award applied to the employee;

the enterprise agreement does not pass the better off overall test.


Note

1.       All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au.