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SLI 2009 No. 166 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Federal Circuit Court of Australia Legislation (Consequential Amendments) Regulation 2013 (No. 1)
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1.01 Name of Regulations
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Schedule 1A—Varied transitional pay equity orders—rates of pay
Schedule 1—Modification of Act—redundancy or redeployment
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Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2009

Select Legislative Instrument No. 166, 2009 as amended

made under the

Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009

Compilation start date:                     12 April 2013

Includes amendments up to:            No. 51, 2013

About this compilation

The compiled instrument

This is a compilation of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2009 as amended and in force on 12 April 2013. It includes any amendment affecting the compiled instrument to that date.

This compilation was prepared on 15 May 2013.

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending Acts and instruments and the amendment history of each amended provision.

Uncommenced provisions and amendments

If a provision of the compiled instrument is affected by an uncommenced amendment, the text of the uncommenced amendment is set out in the endnotes.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for amendments

If the operation of an amendment is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision, the provision is identified in the endnotes.

Modifications

If a provision of the compiled instrument is affected by a textual modification that is in force, the text of the modifying provision is set out in the endnotes.

Provisions ceasing to have effect

If a provision of the compiled instrument has expired or otherwise ceased to have effect in accordance with a provision of the instrument, details of the provision are set out in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

1.01....... Name of Regulations........................................................................... 1

1.02....... Commencement................................................................................... 1

1.03....... Definitions.......................................................................................... 1

Part 2—Transitional provisions for Part 2 of Schedule 2 to Act (regulations about transitional matters)                                                                                                                                        5

Division 1—Matters about redundancy                                                              5

2.01....... Redundancy pay applications—continuing Schedule 6 instrument..... 5

2.02....... Redundancy pay applications—transitional instrument....................... 5

2.02A.... Retention or redeployment period—entitlement to redundancy pay.... 6

Division 2—Obligations for employee records and records for transferring employees            8

2.03....... Employer obligations for employee records made before WR Act repeal day          8

2.04....... Obligations for transfer of records concerning transferring employee 8

2.05....... WR Regulations continue to apply to records for transferring employee made before WR Act repeal day              10

2.05A.... Award‑based transitional instruments including notional agreement preserving State award   10

2.05B.... Permits, licences and authorisations issued under State industrial laws of Division 2B referring States  10

Division 3—Application of better off overall test                                        12

2.06....... Modifications of the Act—better off overall test after end of bridging period if modern award contains transitional provisions......................................................................................... 12

Division 4—Matters relating to reduction in take‑home pay                13

2.07....... Orders remedying reductions in take‑home pay................................ 13

2.08....... Avoiding likely reductions in take‑home pay.................................... 14

2.09....... Describing classes of employees and outworkers............................. 16

Part 3—Transitional provisions for Schedule 3 to Act (continued existence of awards, workplace agreements and certain other WR Act instruments)                  19

3.01....... Meaning of base rate of pay—transitional instrument applies to pieceworker          19

3.02....... Employee not award/agreement free if transitional instrument applies—meaning of pieceworker            20

3.03....... Employee to whom transitional instrument applies—usual weekly hours of work  21

3.03A.... Modification of Act—deemed date of transitional pay equity order.. 21

3.03B.... Transitional pay equity order taken to have been made by FWC—Division 2B State reference transitional awards (prescribed employers)...................................................................... 21

3.03C.... Prescribed source pay equity order................................................... 22

3.03D.... Modification of Schedule 3 to Act—base rate of pay........................ 23

3.03E..... Modification of Schedule 3 to Act—when transitional pay equity order takes effect               23

3.03F..... Payment of back pay......................................................................... 24

3.03G.... Modification of Schedule 3 to Act—relevant instrument.................. 24

3.03H.... Modification of Act—variation of transitional pay equity order........ 25

3.04....... Continued coverage of certain transitional instruments for Community Jobs Plan and Green Army       27

3.05....... Transitional instruments not to cover certain employers and employees.. 28

Part 3A—Transitional provisions for Schedule 3A to Act (treatment of State awards and State employment agreements of Division 2B referring States)        30

3A.01A. Modification of Act—relevant instrument......................................... 30

3A.01B. Modification of Act—variation of transitional pay equity order........ 30

3A.01.... Continued coverage under Division 2B State award......................... 33

3A.02.... Terms about disputes relating to matters arising under Division 2B State awards    35

Part 3B—Transitional provisions for Schedule 5 to Act (modern awards (other than modern enterprise awards and State reference public sector modern awards))  37

3B.01.... Modern awards................................................................................. 37

3B.01A. Modification of FW Act—inclusion of variation of modern award in award modernisation process       38

3B.02.... References to award‑based transitional instruments and continued coverage under award‑based transitional instruments.......................................................................................................... 38

3B.03.... Modification of subitems 8(3) and (4) of Schedule 5 to the Act....... 41

3B.04.... Modern award or transitional arrangements resulting in reduction in take‑home pay               41

3B.05.... Modernisation‑related reduction in take‑home pay from variation of modern award                45

Part 3C—Transitional provisions for Schedule 6 to Act (modern enterprise awards)   48

3C.01.... Modern enterprise award or transitional arrangements resulting in reduction in take‑home pay               48

Part 3CA—Transitional provisions for Schedule 6A to Act (State reference public sector modern awards)                                                                                                                    52

3CA.01. State reference public sector transitional awards............................... 52

3CA.02. State reference public sector modern award or transitional arrangements resulting in reduction in take‑home pay   53

Part 3D—Transitional provisions for Schedule 7 to Act (enterprise agreements and workplace determinations made under the FW Act)                                          57

3D.01.... Better off overall test in relation to transitional provisions inserted into modern awards by FWA after Division 2B State referral............................................................................................... 57

Part 4—Transitional provisions for Schedule 8 to Act (workplace agreements and workplace determinations made under WR Act)                                                  60

4.01....... When Workplace Authority Director must consider whether union collective agreement passes no‑disadvantage test.......................................................................................................... 60

4.02....... Continued application of Schedules 7A and 7B to WR Act to AWA and pre‑transition collective agreement         61

4.03....... Variation of AWA or pre‑transition collective agreement after WR Act repeal day  61

4.04....... References to Workplace Ombudsman taken to be references to Fair Work Ombudsman       62

Part 4AA—Transitional provisions for Schedule 16 to Act (Compliance)             63

4AA.01. Modification of item 7A of Schedule 16 to Act—prescribed employers  63

Part 4A—Transitional provisions for Schedule 20 to Act (WR Act transitional awards etc)     64

4A.01.... Continuing Schedule 6 instruments not to cover certain employers and employees 64

Part 5—Miscellaneous and transitional civil remedy provisions             66

5.01....... Regulation 1.1 of Chapter 2 of WR Regulations does not apply to Schedule 5 to the Act        66

5.02....... General Manager of FWA must prepare AFPC Secretariat’s annual report             66

5.02A.... Annual reports for Australian Industrial Relations Commission, Australian Industrial Registry and Workplace Authority.......................................................................................................... 66

5.03....... Powers of Fair Work Inspector—contravention of section 34 of the Independent Contractors Act 2006                67

5.04....... Continued application of provisions to documents sealed by Australian Industrial Registry    67

5.05....... Continued application of provision to award printed on or after WR Act repeal day                67

5.06....... Applications for orders in relation to contraventions of civil remedy provisions      67

5.07....... Section 557 of FW Act taken to apply to transitional civil remedy provision           69

5.08....... When a reference to a civil remedy provision taken to include transitional civil remedy provision           69

5.09....... References to employee, employer and employment taken to be reference to transitional employee, transitional employer and employment................................................................................ 69

5.11....... Item 11 of Schedule 2 to the Act does not apply to provisions of WR Act not repealed by Schedule 1 to the Act   70

5.12....... Modification of Act........................................................................... 70

5.13....... FW Act small claims procedures to apply to actions under WR Act. 70

Schedule 1A—Varied transitional pay equity orders—rates of pay            72

Schedule 1—Modification of Act—redundancy or redeployment 76

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      77

Endnotes                                                                                                                                    79

Endnote 1—Legislation history                                                                             79

Endnote 2—Amendment history                                                                           81

Endnote 3—Uncommenced amendments [none]                                          84

Endnote 4—Misdescribed amendments [none]                                             85

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1.01  Name of Regulations

                   These Regulations are the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2009.

1.02  Commencement

                   These Regulations commence on 1 July 2009.

1.03  Definitions

             (1)  In these Regulations:

Act means the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009.

amount of payments, for a retention or redeployment period, means an amount:

                     (a)  for the performance of work during the retention or redeployment period; or

                     (b)  as payment in lieu of the completion of the retention or redeployment period because the employee’s employment is terminated due to redundancy by the employer during the retention or redeployment period; or

                     (c)  a combination of the amounts mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b).

Note:          retention or redeployment period has the meaning given by modified item 5 of Schedule 4 to the Act, see item 1.1 of Schedule 1.

AWA has the meaning given by subclause 1(1) of Schedule 7A to the WR Act.

civil remedy provision has the meaning given by section 12 of the FW Act.

compliance powers has the meaning given by section 12 of the FW Act.

eligible State or Territory court has the meaning given by section 12 of the FW Act.

fairness test means the test described in Division 5A of Part 8 of the WR Act as in force immediately before the commencement of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Act 2008.

Fair Work Ombudsman means the Fair Work Ombudsman mentioned in Part 5‑2 of the FW Act.

FW Regulations means the Fair Work Regulations 2009.

national system employee has the meaning given by sections 13 and 30C of the FW Act.

national system employer has the meaning given by sections 14 and 30D of the FW Act.

NES amount means the amount an employee is entitled to be paid by the employee’s employer as redundancy pay under section 119 of the FW Act.

Note:          Section 119 of the FW Act sets out a minimum entitlement to redundancy pay for employees covered by the FW Act.

pre‑transition collective agreement has the meaning given by clause 1 of Schedule 7B to the WR Act.

public sector employee means an employee employed in public sector employment.

public sector employment has the meaning given by subsections 795(4) and (5) of the FW Act, if subregulation 6.08(5) of the FW Regulations did not exist.

redundancy pay application means an application by an employer to have an obligation to pay an amount of redundancy pay for an employee varied or set aside because:

                     (a)  the employer has obtained acceptable alternative employment for the employee; or

                     (b)  the employer cannot pay the amount.

relevant enterprise agreement means an enterprise agreement that:

                     (a)  applies to a public sector employee; and

                     (b)  is made before 1 January 2010; and

                     (c)  includes provisions about the reduction of the public sector employee’s retention or redeployment period by an amount that would be equivalent to the employee’s entitlements to redundancy pay under section 119 of the FW Act.

Note 1:       For the definition of enterprise agreement see section 12 of the FW Act.

Note 2:       Section 119 of the FW Act sets out a minimum entitlement to redundancy pay for employees covered by the FW Act.

transitional civil remedy provision means a civil remedy provision mentioned in subregulation 5.06(2).

union collective agreement has the meaning given by section 4 of the WR Act.

Workplace Authority Director has the meaning given by section 4 of the WR Act.

Workplace Ombudsman has the meaning given by section 4 of the WR Act.

WR Regulations means the Workplace Relations Regulations 2006.

             (2)  In these Regulations, a provision of the Act modified in accordance with regulation 5.12 is referred to as modified.

Example:    Item 5 of Schedule 4 to the Act is modified by item 1.1 of Schedule 1 and is referred to in these regulations as modified item 5.

Note:          Several words and expressions used in these Regulations have the meaning given by item 2 of Schedule 2 to the Act. For example:

·      bridging period

·      continuing Schedule 6 instrument

·      FW Act

·      FW (safety net provisions) commencement day

·      transitional APCS

·      transitional instrument

·      WR Act

·      WR Act repeal day.

Part 2Transitional provisions for Part 2 of Schedule 2 to Act (regulations about transitional matters)

Division 1Matters about redundancy

2.01  Redundancy pay applications—continuing Schedule 6 instrument

             (1)  For subitem 7(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, this regulation applies if:

                     (a)  an employer would be obliged under a continuing Schedule 6 instrument to pay redundancy pay for the redundancy of an employee; and

                     (b)  a term of the instrument permits the employer to make a redundancy pay application to the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.

             (2)  If the employer makes the redundancy pay application during the period starting on the WR Act repeal day and ending on 26 March 2011:

                     (a)  the functions of receiving and determining the application are conferred on the FWC; and

                     (b)  a provision in the instrument has effect as if the references in it to the Commission were references to the FWC.

Note 1:       For the definition of Commission see subsection 4(1) of the Workplace Relations Act 1996.

Note 2:       For the definition of FWC see section 12 of the FW Act.

Note 3:       For the definition of redundancy pay application see regulation 1.03.

2.02  Redundancy pay applications—transitional instrument

             (1)  For subitem 7(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, this regulation applies if:

                     (a)  an employer would be obliged under a transitional instrument to pay redundancy pay for the redundancy of an employee; and

                     (b)  a term of the instrument permits the employer to make a redundancy pay application to the Australian Industrial Relations Commission or to a State industrial tribunal.

             (2)  If the employer makes a redundancy pay application during the bridging period:

                     (a)  the functions of receiving and determining the redundancy pay application are conferred on FWA; and

                     (b)  a provision in the instrument has effect as if the references in it to the Commission or a State industrial tribunal were references to FWA.

Note 1:       For the definition of Commission see subsection 4(1) of the Workplace Relations Act 1996.

Note 2:       For the definition of bridging period see item 2 of Schedule 2 to the Act.

Note 3:       For the definition of FWC see section 12 of the FW Act.

Note 4:       For the definition of redundancy pay application see regulation 1.03.

2.02A  Retention or redeployment period—entitlement to redundancy pay

             (1)  For subitem 7(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, this regulation:

                     (a)  does not apply to a public sector employee to whom a relevant enterprise agreement applies; and

                     (b)  does apply to a public sector employee:

                              (i) to whom an enterprise agreement in relation to public sector employment made before 1 January 2010 or a transitional instrument in relation to public sector employment applies; and

                             (ii)  who is entitled under the enterprise agreement or transitional instrument to enter into a retention or redeployment period; and

                            (iii)  who enters into a retention or redeployment period under the enterprise agreement or transitional instrument; and

                            (iv)  whose employment is terminated by the employee’s employer due to redundancy during or at the end of the retention or redeployment period and on or after 1 January 2010.

             (2)  If the employee is entitled to receive from the employee’s employer an amount of payments for the retention or redeployment period that is equal to or greater than the NES amount, the employee is not entitled to the NES amount.

             (3)  If the employee is entitled to receive from the employee’s employer an amount of payments for the retention or redeployment period that is less than the NES amount, the employee is entitled to the NES amount reduced by the amount of payments the employee was entitled to receive from the employer for the retention or redeployment period.

Note 1:       For the definition of  retention or redeployment period see modified item 5 of Schedule 4 to the Act which is set out in item 1.1 of Schedule 1.

Note 2:       For the definition of transitional instrument see item 2 of Schedule 2 of the Act.

Division 2Obligations for employee records and records for transferring employees

2.03  Employer obligations for employee records made before WR Act repeal day

             (1)  This regulation is made for item 7 of Schedule 2 and subitem 19(1) of Schedule 16 to the Act.

             (2)  On and after the WR Act repeal day, subregulation 19.4(2) of Chapter 2 of the WR Regulations continues to apply to require an employer to keep, or cause to be kept, an entry in a record for any part of the period identified in that regulation that has not expired before the WR Act repeal day.

             (3)  Regulations 3.42, 3.43 and 3.44 of the FW Regulations apply to the record.

Note 1:       Subregulation 19.4(2) of Chapter 2 of the WR Regulations requires an employer to keep an employee record for a certain period, which is generally 7 years from the date on which the record was made.

Note 2:       Item 11 of Schedule 2 to the Act has the effect of continuing the operation of regulation 19.4 of Chapter 2 of the WR Regulations to conduct (failure to make or cause to be made, or keep or cause to be kept, employee records) that occurred before WR Act repeal day.

Note 3:       Regulations 3.42, 3.43 and 3.44 of the FW Regulations set out requirements relating to the inspection and copying of a record, to giving employees information about a record, and the accuracy of a record.

Note 4:       Subregulation (2) is a transitional civil remedy provision.

2.04  Obligations for transfer of records concerning transferring employee

             (1)  For subitem 7(1) of Schedule 2 and subitem 19(1) of Schedule 16 to the Act, this regulation applies if:

                     (a)  before the WR Act repeal day a person (the new employer) becomes a successor, transmittee or assignee of the whole, or a part, of a business of another person (the old employer); and

                     (b)  on and after the WR Act repeal day the new employer employs any of the following persons (a transferring employee):

                              (i)  a transferring employee within the meaning of sections 581 and 582 of the WR Act;

                             (ii)  a transferring transitional employee within the meaning of clauses 72E and 72F of Schedule 6 to the WR Act;

                            (iii)  a transferring employee within the meaning of clauses 5 and 6 of Schedule 9 to the WR Act.

             (2)  Subject to subregulation (3), the old employer must transfer to the new employer all records concerning the transferring employee that, at the time of succession, transmission or assignment, the old employer is required to keep under Divisions 2, 3 and 4 of Part 19 of Chapter 2 of the WR Regulations.

             (3)  If the old employer is a Commonwealth authority, the old employer has only to provide copies of those records to the new employer.

             (4)  If the transferring employee becomes an employee of the new employer after the time of succession, transmission or assignment, the new employer must ask the old employer to provide the new employer with the transferring employee’s records.

             (5)  If the old employer receives a request under subregulation (4), the old employer must transfer those records to the new employer.

             (6)  If the new employer receives transferred records, the new employer must keep the transferred records as if they had been made by the new employer at the time they were made by the old employer.

             (7)  The new employer is not required to make records relating to the transferring employee’s employment with the old employer.

Note:          Subregulations (2), (4), (5) and (6) are transitional civil remedy provisions.

2.05  WR Regulations continue to apply to records for transferring employee made before WR Act repeal day

             (1)  For subitem 7(1) of Schedule 2 and subitem 19(1) of Schedule 16 to the Act, this regulation applies if:

                     (a)  before the WR Act repeal day a person (the new employer) becomes a successor, transmittee or assignee of the whole, or a part, of a business of another person (the old employer); and

                     (b)  before the WR Act repeal day the new employer employs any of the following persons (a transferring employee):

                              (i)  a transferring employee within the meaning of sections 581 and 582 of the WR Act;

                             (ii)  a transferring transitional employee within the meaning of clauses 72E and 72F of Schedule 6 to the WR Act;

                            (iii)  a transferring employee within the meaning of clauses 5 and 6 of Schedule 9 to the WR Act;

             (2)  On and after WR Act repeal day, regulation 19.15 of Chapter 2 of the WR Regulations, and any other regulations of the WR Regulations that relate to that regulation, continue to apply to records made for the transferring employee.

2.05A  Award‑based transitional instruments including notional agreement preserving State award

                   For paragraph 8(3)(a) of Schedule 2 to the Act, paragraph 36(a) of Schedule 3 to the Act is modified to the extent necessary to provide that an award‑based transitional instrument that is a notional agreement preserving State awards is not to be treated as a modern award for that paragraph if it only includes a term or terms mentioned in subclause 34(2) of Schedule 8 to the WR Act.

2.05B  Permits, licences and authorisations issued under State industrial laws of Division 2B referring States

             (1)  For paragraph 7(1)(c) of Schedule 2 to the Act, this regulation applies if:

                     (a)  a permit, licence or authority (however described) made:

                              (i)  by a State industrial body; and

                             (ii)  under a State industrial law of a Division 2B referring State (within the meaning of that Schedule);

                            is in existence immediately before the Division 2B referral commencement (within the meaning of that Schedule); and

                     (b)  the effect of the permit, licence or authority is to allow an employee to be paid a base rate of pay that is less than:

                              (i)  the base rate of pay specified in a source State award or source State employment agreement, within the meaning of Schedule 2 to the Act, that applies to the employee; or

                             (ii)  the relevant minimum wage of the State that would otherwise apply.

             (2)  On and after the Division 2B referral commencement:

                     (a)  the base rate of pay specified in the permit, licence or authority continues to apply in relation to the employee; and

                     (b)  the base rate of pay to which the employee would be entitled:

                              (i)  under a Division 2B State instrument; or

                             (ii)  under a modern award; or

                            (iii)  under a national minimum wage order that applies to the employee’s employment; or

                            (iv)  under item 19 of Schedule 9 to the Act (if applicable);

                            does not apply in relation to the employment; and

                     (c)  Schedule 9 to the Act does not apply in relation to the base rate of pay specified in the permit, licence or authority.

             (3)  Subregulation (2) ceases to have effect on the earlier of:

                     (a)  the date on which the permit, licence or authority is expressed to expire; and

                     (b)  the end of the period of 12 months starting on the Division 2B referral commencement.

Division 3Application 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.

Division 4Matters relating to reduction in take‑home pay

2.07  Orders remedying reductions in take‑home pay

             (1)  This regulation is made for subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act.

             (2)  Schedule 3A to the Act is modified by inserting the following subitem after subitem 32(2).

‘(2A)   Without limiting the kind of take‑home pay order that may be made under subitems (1) and (2), one or more of the following orders may be made:

                     (a)  an order compensating a reduction in take‑home pay that has already been suffered;

                     (b)  an order requiring the payment of an amount of take‑home pay;

                     (c)  an order preventing a reduction in take‑home pay from occurring.’

             (3)  Schedule 5 to the Act is modified by inserting the following subitem after subitem 9(2).

‘(2A)   Without limiting the kind of take‑home pay order that may be made under subitems (1) and (2), one or more of the following orders may be made:

                     (a)  an order compensating a reduction in take‑home pay that has already been suffered;

                     (b)  an order requiring the payment of an amount of take‑home pay;

                     (c)  an order preventing a reduction in take‑home pay from occurring.’

             (4)  Schedule 6 to the Act is modified by inserting the following subitem after subitem 12(1).

‘(1A)   Without limiting the kind of take‑home pay order that may be made under subitem (1), one or more of the following orders may be made:

                     (a)  an order compensating a reduction in take‑home pay that has already been suffered;

                     (b)  an order requiring the payment of an amount of take‑home pay;

                     (c)  an order preventing a reduction in take‑home pay from occurring.’

             (5)  Schedule 6A to the Act is modified by inserting the following subitem after subitem 14(1).

‘(1A)   Without limiting the kind of take‑home pay order that may be made under subitem (1), one or more of the following orders may be made:

                     (a)  an order compensating a reduction in take‑home pay that has already been suffered;

                     (b)  an order requiring the payment of an amount of take‑home pay;

                     (c)  an order preventing a reduction in take‑home pay from occurring.’

2.08  Avoiding likely reductions in take‑home pay

             (1)  This regulation is made for subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act.

             (2)  Schedule 3A to the Act is modified by inserting the following item after item 31.

‘31A  Employees or outworkers to whom a modern award will apply

If:

                     (a)  a modern award does not currently apply to an employee or outworker; and

                     (b)  the modern award will apply to the employee or outworker when a Division 2B State award terminates because of item 21;

then for this Division, the Division 2B State award is taken to have terminated and the employee or outworker is taken to be a person to whom a modern award applies.’

             (3)  Schedule 3A to the Act is modified by inserting the following item after item 32.

‘32A  Orders remedying likely reductions in take‑home pay

FWA may make a take‑home pay order under item 32 if an employee or outworker, or a class of employees or outworkers, to whom a modern award applies is likely to suffer a reduction in take‑home pay attributable to the termination of a Division 2B State award.’

             (4)  Schedule 5 to the Act is modified by inserting the following item after item 9.

‘9A  Orders remedying likely reductions in take‑home pay

FWA may make a take‑home pay order under item 9 if an employee or outworker, or a class of employees or outworkers, to whom a modern award applies is likely to suffer a modernisation‑related reduction in take‑home pay attributable to the Part 10A award modernisation process.’

             (5)  Schedule 6 to the Act is modified by inserting the following item after item 11.

‘11A  Employees to whom a modern enterprise award will apply

If:

                     (a)  a modern enterprise award does not currently apply to an employee; and

                     (b)  the modern enterprise award will apply to the employee when the award comes into operation;

then for this Division, the modern enterprise award is taken to have come into operation and to have started to apply to the employee.’

             (6)  Schedule 6 to the Act is modified by inserting the following item after item 12.

‘12A  Orders remedying likely reductions in take‑home pay

FWA may make a take‑home pay order under item 12 if an employee, or a class of employees, to whom a modern enterprise award applies is likely to suffer a modernisation‑related reduction in take‑home pay attributable to the enterprise instrument modernisation process.’

             (7)  Schedule 6A to the Act is modified by inserting the following item after item 13.

‘13A  Employees to whom a State reference public sector modern award will apply

If:

                     (a)  a State reference public sector modern award does not currently apply to an employee; and

                     (b)  the State reference public sector modern award will apply to the employee when the award comes into operation;

then for this Division, the State reference public sector modern award is taken to have come into operation and to have started to apply to the employee.’

             (8)  Schedule 6A to the Act is modified by inserting the following item after item 14.

‘14A  Orders remedying likely reductions in take‑home pay

FWA may make a take‑home pay order under item 14 if an employee, or a class of employees, to whom a State reference public sector modern award applies is likely to suffer a modernisation‑related reduction in take‑home pay attributable to the State reference public sector transitional award modernisation process.’

2.09  Describing classes of employees and outworkers

             (1)  This regulation is made for subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act.

             (2)  Schedule 3A to the Act is modified by inserting the following item after item 34.

‘34A  Describing classes of employees and outworkers

(1)       Without limiting the way in which a class of employees or outworkers mentioned in items 32 to 34 may be described for the purposes of those items, the class may be described by reference to one or more of the following:

                     (a)  a particular type of employment;

                     (b)  a particular classification, job level or grade;

                     (c)  a particular entitlement;

                     (d)  a particular employer.

(2)       To avoid doubt, the description of a class is not required to include the names of the employees or outworkers, or the number of employees or outworkers, included in the class.’

             (3)  Schedule 5 to the Act is modified by inserting the following item after item 11.

‘11A  Describing classes of employees and outworkers

(1)       Without limiting the way in which a class of employees or outworkers mentioned in items 9 to 11 may be described for the purposes of those items, the class may be described by reference to one or more of the following:

                     (a)  a particular type of employment;

                     (b)  a particular classification, job level or grade;

                     (c)  a particular entitlement;

                     (d)  a particular employer.

(2)       To avoid doubt, the description of a class is not required to include the names of the employees or outworkers, or the number of employees or outworkers, included in the class.’

             (4)  Schedule 6 to the Act is modified by inserting the following item after item 14.

‘14A  Describing classes of employees

(1)       Without limiting the way in which a class of employees mentioned in items 12 to 14 may be described for the purposes of those items, the class may be described by reference to one or more of the following:

                     (a)  a particular type of employment;

                     (b)  a particular classification, job level or grade;

                     (c)  a particular entitlement;

                     (d)  a particular employer.

(2)       To avoid doubt, the description of a class is not required to include the names of the employees, or the number of employees, included in the class.’

             (5)  Schedule 6A to the Act is modified by inserting the following item after item 16.

‘16A  Describing classes of employees

(1)       Without limiting the way in which a class of employees mentioned in items 14 to 16 may be described for the purposes of those items, the class may be described by reference to one or more of the following:

                     (a)  a particular type of employment;

                     (b)  a particular classification, job level or grade;

                     (c)  a particular entitlement;

                     (d)  a particular employer.

(2)       To avoid doubt, the description of a class is not required to include the names of the employees, or the number of employees, included in the class.’

Part 3Transitional provisions for Schedule 3 to Act (continued existence of awards, workplace agreements and certain other WR Act instruments)

  

3.01  Meaning of base rate of pay—transitional instrument applies to pieceworker

             (1)  For paragraph 32(2)(a) of Schedule 3 to the Act, this regulation provides for the determination of the base rate of pay for the purposes of the National Employment Standards for an employee to whom a transitional instrument applies and who is a pieceworker.

Note:          For the definition of pieceworker see regulation 3.02.

             (2)  The base rate of pay for the employee, expressed as an hourly rate of pay, is:

                     (a)  if there is a transitional rate—that rate; or

                     (b)  if there is no transitional rate—the formula rate.

             (3)  In this regulation:

formula rate means the rate of pay worked out using the formula:

where:

TA is the total amount earned by the employee during the relevant period.

TH is the total hours worked by the employee during the relevant period.

             (4)  In this regulation:

relevant period means:

                     (a)  for an employee who was continuously employed by the employer for a period of 12 months or more immediately before the base rate of pay is to be worked out—the 12 months before the rate is to be worked out; or

                     (b)  for an employee who was continuously employed by the employer for a period less than 12 months immediately before the base rate of pay is to be worked out—that period.

transitional rate means the rate mentioned in, or calculated in accordance with, the transitional instrument or transitional APCS that applies to the employee.

Note:          For the definition of transitional APCS see subitem 5(3) of Schedule 9 to the Act.

3.02  Employee not award/agreement free if transitional instrument applies—meaning of pieceworker

             (1)  For paragraph 32(2)(c) of Schedule 3 to the Act, this regulation prescribes as pieceworkers a class of employees to whom a transitional instrument applies.

             (2)  The class is employees to whom a transitional instrument applies who:

                     (a)  are paid a rate set by reference to a quantifiable output or task; and

                     (b)  are not paid a rate set by reference to a period of time worked.

Examples of rates set by reference to quantifiable output or task:

1   A rate of pay calculated by reference to the number of articles produced.

2   A rate of pay calculated by reference to the number of kilometres travelled.

3   A rate of pay calculated by referent to the number of articles delivered.

4   A rate of pay calculated by reference to the number of tasks performed.

3.03  Employee to whom transitional instrument applies—usual weekly hours of work

             (1)  For subitem 33(6) of Schedule 3 to the Act, this regulation applies to an employee:

                     (a)  to whom a transitional instrument applies; and

                     (b)  who is not a full‑time employee; and

                     (c)  who does not have usual weekly hours of work.

             (2)  To work out the usual weekly hours of work for an employee who has been employed by the employer for at least 4 weeks:

                     (a)  identify the total number of hours that the employee has worked during the previous 4 completed weeks; and

                     (b)  divide the result by 4.

             (3)  To work out the usual weekly hours of work for an employee who has been employed by the employer for less than 4 weeks:

                     (a)  identify the total number of hours that the employee has worked during the period; and

                     (b)  divide the result by the number of completed weeks for which the employee has been employed by the employer.

3.03A  Modification of Act—deemed date of transitional pay equity order

                   For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 3 to the Act is modified by substituting subitem 43(1) as follows:

                    ‘(1)  On 27 March 2011, FWA is taken to have made an order (the transitional pay equity order) under this item.’.

3.03B  Transitional pay equity order taken to have been made by FWC—Division 2B State reference transitional awards (prescribed employers)

             (1)  For paragraph 43(2)(b) of Schedule 3 to the Act, the prescribed class of employers is the employers:

                     (a)  to whom the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 applies on or after 1 January 2010 in relation to affected employees; and

                     (b)  to whom either of the following transitional awards applied immediately before 1 January 2010 in relation to affected employees:

                              (i)  the Social and Community Services (Queensland) Award 2001 [Transitional];

                             (ii)  the Crisis Assistance Supported Housing (Queensland) Award 1999 [Transitional]; and

                     (c)  who received supplementary funding from the Government of Queensland in relation to the prescribed source pay equity order mentioned in regulation 3.03C; and

                     (d)  who were not constitutional corporations immediately before 1 January 2010.

             (2)  However, the prescribed class of employers does not include an employer in relation to an affected employee if, immediately before 1 January 2010:

                     (a)  an enterprise agreement applied to the employer in relation to the affected employee; or

                     (b)  a transitional agreement‑based instrument of the following kinds applied to the employer in relation to the affected employee:

                              (i)  a workplace agreement;

                             (ii)  a workplace determination;

                            (iii)  a preserved State agreement;

                            (iv)  an AWA;

                             (v)  a pre‑reform AWA.

Note:          See subitem 28(1) of Schedule 3 to the Act.

3.03C  Prescribed source pay equity order

                   For paragraph 43(4)(d) of Schedule 3 to the Act, the prescribed source pay equity order is the order made by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission on 12 June 2009 amending the Queensland Community Services and Crisis Assistance Award—State 2008.

Note:          The prescribed source pay equity order gave effect to the decision of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission in Queensland Services, Industrial Union of Employees AND Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Limited, Industrial Organisation of Employers and Others (A/2008/5) on 6 May 2009.

3.03D  Modification of Schedule 3 to Act—base rate of pay

                   For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, item 43 of Schedule 3 to the Act is modified by omitting subitem 43(5) and inserting:

           ‘(5)  If the transitional pay equity order applies to an employer, the employer is required to pay to each affected employee of the employer a base rate of pay, in respect of a period, that is not less than the base rate of pay that the employee would have been entitled to be paid under the Queensland Community Services and Crisis Assistance Award—State 2008 as in effect at 1 September 2011 in respect of that period, assuming that the base rate of pay had continued to be determined in whole or part by, or in accordance with, the source pay equity order in respect of that period.

Note:          The base rate of pay includes any amount required to be paid under the general ruling made by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission on 31 August 2011 in the matters of Queensland Council of Unions AND Local Government Association of Queensland Ltd and Others (B/2011/17) and The Australian Workers’ Union of Employees, Queensland AND Local Government Association of Queensland Ltd and Others (B/2011/19).’.

3.03E  Modification of Schedule 3 to Act—when transitional pay equity order takes effect

                   For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 3 to the Act is modified by substituting subitem 43(7) as follows:

           ‘(7)  The transitional pay equity order takes effect in relation to the employer on 27 March 2011.’.

3.03F  Payment of back pay

                   For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 3 to the Act is modified by inserting the following after subitem 43(7):

         ‘(7A)  An amount payable by the employer under subitem (7) in relation to the period (the backpay period):

                     (a)  commencing on 27 March 2011; and

                     (b)  ending on 29 February 2012;

                        is payable in accordance with subitem (7B).

          (7B)  The employer must pay the difference between:

                     (a)  the amount paid to an affected employee during the backpay period; and

                     (b)  the amount that the affected employee would have been entitled to receive in accordance with the transitional pay equity order during the backpay period;

                   in accordance with the following table.

 

Item

By ...

the employer must have paid at least ...

1

1 July 2012

35% of the total amount of the difference

2

1 July 2013

70% of the total amount of the difference

3

1 July 2014

the total amount of the difference

3.03G  Modification of Schedule 3 to Act—relevant instrument

                   For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 3 to the Act is modified by substituting the following for subitems 43(8) and (9):

           ‘(8)  A term of a modern award, enterprise agreement or order of FWA (a relevant instrument) is of no effect to the extent that:

                     (a)  an employee is entitled to be paid by an employer a base rate of pay under the transitional pay equity order in respect of a particular period; and

                     (b)  the term of the relevant instrument requires the employer to pay a base rate of pay, in respect of that period, that is less than the base rate of pay referred to in paragraph (a).

             (9)  However, to avoid doubt, a term of a relevant instrument continues to have effect to the extent that it requires an employer to pay a base rate of pay, in respect of a period, that is equal to or more than the base rate of pay referred to in paragraph (8)(a).’.

3.03H  Modification of Act—variation of transitional pay equity order

                   For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 3 to the Act is modified by inserting the following after item 43:

‘44       Variation of transitional pay equity order

             (1)  On 1 December 2012, FWA is taken to vary the transitional pay equity order taken to have been made under subitem 43(1) on 27 March 2011.

             (2)  The transitional pay equity order, as varied (the varied transitional pay equity order), requires the prescribed class of employers mentioned in regulation 3.03B of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2009 to pay to each affected employee, in accordance with subitem (3), a base rate of pay that is not less than the base rate of pay that the employee would be entitled to be paid if:

                     (a)  the Queensland Community Services and Crisis Assistance Award—State 2008 (the source award), as in effect at 1 December 2012, applied to the employee; and

                     (b)  the base rate of pay payable under the source award after 1 December 2012 continued to be determined in accordance with the source pay equity order.

Note 1:       The source pay equity order is the order made by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission on 12 June 2009 in the matter of Queensland Services, Industrial Union of Employees AND Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Limited, Industrial Organisation of Employers and Others (A/2008/5).

Note 2:       The base rate of pay includes any amount required to be paid under the general ruling made by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission on 16 August 2012 in the matters of Queensland Council of Unions AND Local Government Association of Queensland Ltd and Others (B/2012/14) and The Australian Workers’ Union of Employees, Queensland AND Local Government Association of Queensland Ltd and Others (B/2012/15).

             (3)  The varied transitional pay equity order takes effect, in relation to the employee, on the first day of the first pay period that starts on or after 1 December 2012.

             (4)  Schedule 1A to the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2009 sets out the base rates of pay payable under the varied transitional pay equity order.

45        Variation of modern award minimum wage applicable to varied transitional pay equity order

             (1)  If FWA varies minimum wages in the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (the SACS modern award) as part of an annual wage review for the financial years starting on 1 July 2012 and ending on 30 June 2020, the variation applies to the base rate payable under the varied transitional pay equity order as if the varied transitional pay equity order were the relevant modern award.

Note:          See sections 285 and 286 of the FW Act.

             (2)  However, any variation to the SACS modern award made as part of the annual wage review for the financial year starting on 1 July 2019 is applicable to the varied transitional pay equity order only to the extent that the increase does not result in the varied transitional pay equity order exceeding the final rate set out in clause 6.2 of the equal remuneration order made by FWA on 22 June 2012 under section 302 of the FW Act.’.

3.04  Continued coverage of certain transitional instruments for Community Jobs Plan and Green Army

                   For subclause 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 3 to the Act is modified by inserting the following Part after Part 8.

Part 9    Continued coverage of certain transitional instruments

44        Community Jobs Plan and Green Army

             (1)  Despite item 29 of Schedule 3, an award‑based transitional instrument that:

                     (a)  sets minimum terms and conditions for an employee participating in the program of the State of Queensland known as:

                              (i)  the Community Jobs Plan; or

                             (ii)  the Green Army; and

                     (b)  covered the employee immediately before 1 January 2010;

continues to cover the employee.

             (2)  The award‑based transitional instrument also covers an employee:

                     (a)  who is employed, on or after 1 January 2010, by an employer of an employee who is covered by the award‑based transitional instrument, as a participant in either of those programs; and

                     (b)  who would have been covered by the award‑based transitional instrument under subregulation (1) if the employee had been employed immediately before 1 January 2010.

             (3)  For subregulations (1) and (2), the award‑based transitional instrument also covers an employer in respect of the employee.

             (4)  Despite section 47 of the FW Act, a modern award that would, but for this subregulation, apply to the employee does not apply for the period during which the award‑based transitional instrument covers the employee.

             (5)  Despite item 11 of Schedule 9, a transitional APCS that is derived from the Training Wage Award of the State of Queensland:

                     (a)  covers an employee who is covered by the award‑based transitional instrument; and

                     (b)  covers an employer in respect of the employee.

             (6)  Despite anything in this Act or the FW Act, the National Employment Standards do not apply to:

                     (a)  an employee who is covered by the award‑based transitional instrument; or

                     (b)  an employer in respect of the employee.

             (7)  This regulation ceases to apply at the end of 30 June 2012.

3.05  Transitional instruments not to cover certain employers and employees

                   For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 3 to the Act is modified by inserting the following subitems after subitem 3(3).

            ‘(3A)    However, if:

                     (a)  an employer (an excluded employer) has ceased to be a national system employer under subsection 14(2) of the FW Act; and

                     (b)  a State industrial law includes transitional arrangements that provide for a State industrial instrument to cover (however described):

                              (i)  excluded employers in that State; and

                             (ii)  employees of the excluded employers (the excluded employees); and

                     (c)  the State industrial instrument would not cover (however described) the excluded employer and the excluded employees because of the operation of a transitional instrument; and

                     (d)  when the State industrial instrument would first cover (however described) the excluded employer and the excluded employees but for the operation of the transitional instrument, the terms and conditions that would apply to the excluded employees under the State industrial instrument would be substantially similar to the terms and conditions in the transitional instrument;

the transitional instrument does not cover the excluded employer and the excluded employees, and can never again cover them.

Note 1:       The terms and conditions may be varied or revoked by a State industrial order.

Note 2:       The transitional arrangements may provide that minimum entitlements provided for by a State industrial law are to be read into the State industrial instrument.

(3B)     The transitional instrument mentioned in subitem (3A) does not cover the excluded employer and excluded employees on and after the later of:

                     (a)  the day on which the endorsement of a declaration that the employer is not to be a national system employer commences; and

                     (b)  the day on which the transitional arrangements provide for the State industrial instrument to start to cover (however described) the excluded employer and the excluded employees.’

Part 3ATransitional provisions for Schedule 3A to Act (treatment of State awards and State employment agreements of Division 2B referring States)

  

3A.01A  Modification of Act—relevant instrument

                   For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 3A to the Act is modified by substituting the following for subitems 30A(6) and (7):

                    ‘(6)  A term of a modern award, enterprise agreement or order of FWA (a relevant instrument) is of no effect to the extent that:

                             (a)  an employee is entitled to be paid by an employer a base rate of pay under the transitional pay equity order in respect of a particular period; and

                             (b)  the term of the relevant instrument requires the employer to pay a base rate of pay, in respect of that period, that is less than the base rate of pay mentioned in paragraph (a).

                     (7)  However, to avoid doubt, a term of a relevant instrument continues to have effect to the extent that it requires an employer to pay a base rate of pay, in respect of a period, that is equal to or more than the base rate of pay mentioned in paragraph (6)(a).’.

3A.01B  Modification of Act—variation of transitional pay equity order

                   For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 3A to the Act is modified by inserting the following after item 30A:

‘30B    Variation of transitional pay equity order

             (1)  This item applies to the transitional pay equity order taken to have been made under item 30A to the extent that the order relates to the Division 2B State award derived from the source award known as the Queensland Community Services and Crisis Assistance Award—State 2008.

             (2)  On 1 December 2012, FWA is taken to vary the transitional pay equity order in relation to each affected employee of the employer.

             (3)  The transitional pay equity order, as varied (the varied transitional pay equity order), requires the employer to pay to each affected employee, in accordance with subitem (4), a base rate of pay that is not less than the base rate of pay that the employee would be entitled to be paid if:

                     (a)  the source award, as in effect at 1 December 2012, applied to the employee; and

                     (b)  the base rate of pay payable under the source award after 1 December 2012 continued to be determined in accordance with the source pay equity order.

Note 1:       The source pay equity order is the order made by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission on 12 June 2009 in the matter of Queensland Services, Industrial Union of Employees AND Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Limited, Industrial Organisation of Employers and Others (A/2008/5).

Note 2:       The base rate of pay includes any amount required to be paid under the general ruling made by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission on 16 August 2012 in the matters of Queensland Council of Unions AND Local Government Association of Queensland Ltd and Others (B/2012/14) and The Australian Workers’ Union of Employees, Queensland AND Local Government Association of Queensland Ltd and Others (B/2012/15).

             (4)  The varied transitional pay equity order takes effect, in relation to the employee, on the first day of the first pay period that starts on or after 1 December 2012.

             (5)  Schedule 1A to the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2009 sets out the base rates of pay payable under the varied transitional pay equity order.

30C     Variation of modern award minimum wage applicable to varied transitional pay equity order

             (1)  If FWA varies minimum wages in the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (the SACS modern award) as part of an annual wage review for the financial years starting on 1 July 2012 and ending on 30 June 2020, the variation applies to the base rate payable under the varied transitional pay equity order as if the varied transitional pay equity order were the relevant modern award.

Note:          See sections 285 and 286 of the FW Act.

             (2)  However, any variation to the SACS modern award made as part of the annual wage review for the financial year starting on 1 July 2019 is applicable to the varied transitional pay equity order only to the extent that the increase does not result in the varied transitional pay equity order exceeding the final rate set out in clause 6.2 of the equal remuneration order made by FWA on 22 June 2012 under section 302 of the FW Act.

30D     FWA may vary transitional pay equity orders

             (1)  In an annual wage review, FWA may make a determination varying the transitional pay equity order that is taken to have been made under subitem 30A(1).

             (2)  Division 3 of Part 2‑6 of the FW Act (other than section 292) applies to the transitional pay equity order as if the transitional pay equity order were a modern award.

             (3)  This item does not apply to the transitional pay equity order to the extent that the order relates to the Division 2B State award derived from the source award known as the Queensland Community Services and Crisis Assistance Award—State 2008.

Note:          See subitem 30B(1).’.

3A.01  Continued coverage under Division 2B State award

                   For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 3A to the Act is modified by inserting the following Part after Part 4.

Part 4A Continued application of certain transitional instruments

36A     Division 2B State awards

             (1)  Despite subitem 21(1) of Schedule 3A, a Division 2B State award that is affected, in the same way as a source State award is affected immediately before the Division 2B referral commencement, by an order, decision or determination of a State industrial body that:

                     (a)  sets minimum terms and conditions for an employee to whom a training arrangement applies; and

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  provides for competency‑based wage progression; or

                             (ii)  provides solely for the provision of tools for use by apprentices;

does not terminate at the end of 12 months after the Division 2B referral commencement.

             (2)  The Division 2B State award continues to operate only to the extent that it covers:

                     (a)  an employee to whom a training arrangement applies; and

                     (b)  an employer in respect of an employee to whom a training arrangement applies; and

                     (c)  an employee, to whom a training arrangement applies, who is:

                              (i)  an employee of an employer described in paragraph (b); and

                             (ii)  employed after the Division 2B referral commencement.

             (3)  Item 16 of Schedule 9 does not apply to the Division 2B State award.

36B     Community Jobs Plan and Green Army

             (1)  Despite subitem 21(1) of Schedule 3A, a Division 2B State award that is affected, in the same way as a source State award is affected, by an order, decision or determination of a State industrial body that sets minimum terms and conditions for an employee participating in the program of the State of Queensland known as:

                     (a)  the Community Jobs Plan; or

                     (b)  the Green Army;

does not terminate at the end of 12 months after the Division 2B referral commencement.

             (2)  The Division 2B State award continues to apply only to the extent that it covers:

                     (a)  an employee in relation to the employee’s participation in the program; and

                     (b)  an employer in relation to the employee’s participation in the program.

             (3)  The Division 2B State award also covers an employee who:

                     (a)  who is employed after the Division 2B referral commencement; and

                     (b)  to whom the Division 2B State award would have applied under subitem (1) or (2) if the employee had been employed immediately before the Division 2B referral commencement;

but only to the extent that the employee is employed as a participant in either of those programs.

             (4)  For Schedule 3A, the Division 2B State award also covers an employer after the Division 2B referral commencement, but only:

                     (a)  to the extent that the employer is a participant in either of those programs; and

                     (b)  in respect of an employee who is employed as a participant in either of those programs.

             (5)  Despite anything in this Act or the FW Act, the National Employment Standards do not apply to:

                     (a)  an employee who is covered by the Division 2B State award; and

                     (b)  an employer in respect of the employee.

             (6)  Item 16 of Schedule 9 does not apply to the Division 2B State award.

             (7)  This item ceases to apply at the end of 30 June 2012.

3A.02  Terms about disputes relating to matters arising under Division 2B State awards

                   For subitem 7(2) of Schedule 3A to the Act, the following model term is prescribed:

                     (1)  In the event of a dispute about a matter under this award, in the first instance the parties must attempt to resolve the matter at the workplace by discussions between the employee or employees concerned and the relevant supervisor. If such discussions do not resolve the dispute, the parties will endeavour to resolve the dispute in a timely manner by discussions between the employee or employees concerned and more senior levels of management as appropriate.

                     (2)  If a dispute about a matter arising under this award is unable to be resolved at the workplace, and all appropriate steps under clause (1) have been taken, a party to the dispute may refer the dispute to the Fair Work Commission.

                     (3)  The parties may agree on the process to be utilised by the Fair Work Commission including mediation, conciliation and consent arbitration.

                     (4)  Where the matter in dispute remains unresolved, the Fair Work Commission may exercise any method of dispute resolution permitted by the Act that it considers appropriate to ensure the settlement of the dispute.

                     (5)  An employer or employee may appoint another person, organisation or association to accompany and/or represent them for the purposes of this clause.

                     (6)  While the dispute resolution procedure is being conducted, work must continue in accordance with this award and the Fair Work Act 2009. Subject to applicable occupational health and safety legislation, an employee must not unreasonably fail to comply with a direction by the employer to perform work, whether at the same or another workplace, that is safe and appropriate for the employee to perform.

Part 3BTransitional provisions for Schedule 5 to Act (modern awards (other than modern enterprise awards and State reference public sector modern awards))

  

3B.01  Modern awards

                   For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 5 to the Act is modified by inserting the following Part after Part 3.

Part 4—Modern awards

14  Variation of modern award

             (1)  FWA may make an order varying a modern award if FWA considers that the variation is necessary to give effect to the award modernisation request as it was in effect immediately before 1 January 2010.

             (2)  However, FWA may make the order only:

                     (a)  if:

                              (i)  the Australian Industrial Relations Commission had received an application before 1 January 2010 to vary a modern award to give effect to the award modernisation request; and

                             (ii)  the Commission did not make a decision on the application before 1 January 2010; or

                     (b)  on its own initiative.

             (3)  For subitem (2):

                     (a)  FWA must have regard to the terms of the award modernisation request and the matters to which the Commission was required to have regard, immediately before 1 January 2010, in conducting the award modernisation process; and

                     (b)  FWA must have regard to submissions made to the Commission during the award modernisation process, if FWA considers that it is appropriate to do so.

Note:          For the purpose of making the variation, FWA may inform itself in such manner as it considers appropriate. FWA will be able to seek, and have regard to, new submissions.

             (4)  Subitems (1) to (3) cease to have effect at the end of 31 March 2010.

3B.01A  Modification of FW Act—inclusion of variation of modern award in award modernisation process

                   For subitem 7(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, section 12 of the FW Act is modified by inserting in the definition of award modernisation process, after paragraph (a), the following paragraph and note:

                  ‘(aa)  the process of varying modern awards under item 14 of Schedule 5 of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009; and

Note:          Item 14 was inserted into the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 by regulation 3B.01 of the regulations made under that Act.’

3B.02  References to award‑based transitional instruments and continued coverage under award‑based transitional instruments

                   For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 5 to the Act is modified by inserting the following item and Parts after item 14 of Part 4.

15        References to award‑based transitional instrument in term of modern award

                   To avoid doubt, a reference to an award‑based transitional instrument in a term of a modern award dealing with the transition from an award‑based transitional instrument to the modern award includes a reference to a transitional award within the meaning of Schedule 6 to the Workplace Relations Act 1996.

Part 5    Continued coverage under award‑based transitional instruments

16        Continued coverage

             (1)  Despite item 29 of Schedule 3, an award‑based transitional instrument that:

                     (a)  sets minimum terms and conditions for an employee to whom a training arrangement applies; and

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  provides for competency‑based wage progression; or

                             (ii)  provides solely for the provision of tools for use by apprentices; and

                     (c)  covered an employee or employer immediately before 1 January 2010;

continues to cover the employee or employer.

             (2)  Despite the rule in item 11 of Schedule 9, an employee who is covered by the award‑based transitional instrument is also covered by a transitional APCS that would have covered the employee immediately before 1 January 2010.

             (3)  The award‑based transitional instrument and transitional APCS also cover an employee to whom a training arrangement applies:

                     (a)  who is employed, on or after 1 January 2010, by an employer who is covered by the award‑based transitional instrument; and

                     (b)  who would have been covered by the award‑based transitional instrument and transitional APCS under subitems (1) and (2) if the employee had been employed immediately before 1 January 2010.

             (4)  For subitems (1) to (3), the award‑based transitional instrument and transitional APCS only cover an employer in respect of an employee to whom a training arrangement applies.

             (5)  Despite section 47 of the FW Act, a modern award that would, but for this subitem, apply to the employee does not apply for the period during which the award‑based transitional instrument covers the employee.

Part 6    Award‑based transitional instruments

17        Award‑based transitional instruments include transitional awards

             (1)  For the purposes of the application of paragraph 8(3)(d) of this Schedule in relation to an employee, if, immediately before the commencement of a modern award:

                     (a)  a Division 2B State reference transitional award within the meaning of Schedule 2 to the Act; or

                     (b)  a transitional award within the meaning of Schedule 6 to the Workplace Relations Act 1996;

applied in relation to the employer and employee, a reduction in the employee’s take‑home pay is taken to be attributable to the Part 10A award modernisation process.

             (2)  For the purposes of the application of paragraph 8(4)(d) of this Schedule in relation to an outworker, if, immediately before the commencement of a modern award:

                     (a)  a Division 2B State reference transitional award within the meaning of Schedule 2 to the Act; or

                     (b)  a transitional award within the meaning of Schedule 6 to the Workplace Relations Act 1996;

applied in relation to the outworker, a reduction in the outworker’s take‑home pay is taken to be attributable to the Part 10A award modernisation process.

3B.03  Modification of subitems 8(3) and (4) of Schedule 5 to the Act

                   For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 5 to the Act is modified by substituting the heading for Part 3 as follows:

‘Part 3—Avoiding reductions in take‑home pay from Part 10A award modernisation process’.

3B.04  Modern award or transitional arrangements resulting in reduction in take‑home pay

             (1)  For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, item 2 of Schedule 2 to the Act is modified by:

                     (a)  replacing ‘subitem 8(2)’ in the definition of take‑home pay with ‘subitems 8(2) and 13A(2)’; and

                     (b)  inserting in the definition of take‑home pay order, after ‘subitems 9(1) and (2)’, the words ‘and 13B(1)’.

             (2)  For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 5 to the Act is modified by inserting the following Part after Part 3.

‘Part 3A—Avoiding reductions in take‑home pay from modern award or transitional arrangements

13A  Modern award terms giving FWA power to make take‑home pay orders

             (1)  A modern award may include terms that give FWA power to make an order (a take‑home pay order) remedying a reduction in take‑home pay suffered by an employee or outworker, or a class of employees or outworkers, as a result of the making of a modern award or the operation of any transitional arrangements in relation to the award (whether or not the reduction in take‑home pay is a modernisation‑related reduction in take‑home pay).

             (2)  An employee’s or outworker’s take‑home pay is the pay an employee or outworker actually receives:

                     (a)  including wages and incentive‑based payments, and additional amounts such as allowances and overtime; but

                     (b)  disregarding the effect of any deductions that are made as permitted by section 324 of the FW Act.

Note:          Deductions permitted by section 324 of the FW Act may (for example) include deductions under salary sacrificing arrangements.

             (3)  This Part applies to an employee or outworker, or a class of employees or outworkers, to whom a modern award applies if the employee, employees, outworker or outworkers are likely to suffer a reduction in take‑home pay attributable to the making of a modern award or the operation of any transitional arrangements in relation to the award.

13B  Orders remedying reductions in take‑home pay

             (1)  If FWA makes a take‑home pay order under the terms of a modern award it must do so in accordance with this Part.

             (2)  Without limiting the kind of take‑home pay order that may be made under the terms of a modern award, one or more of the following orders may be made:

                     (a)  an order compensating a reduction in take‑home pay that has already been suffered;

                     (b)  an order requiring the payment of an amount of take‑home pay;

                     (c)  an order preventing a reduction in take‑home pay from occurring.

             (3)  FWA may make a take‑home pay order only on application by:

                     (a)  an employee or outworker who has suffered a reduction in take‑home pay; or

                     (b)  an organisation that is entitled to represent the industrial interests of such an employee or outworker; or

                     (c)  a person acting on behalf of a class of such employees or outworkers.

             (4)  If FWA is satisfied that an application for a take‑home pay order has already been made in relation to an employee or outworker, or a class of employees or outworkers, FWA may dismiss any later application that is made in relation to the same employee, employees, outworker or outworkers.

13C  Ensuring that take‑home pay orders are confined to the circumstances for which they are needed

             (1)  FWA must not make a take‑home pay order in relation to an employee or outworker, or a class of employees or outworkers, if:

                     (a)  FWA considers that the reduction in take‑home pay is minor or insignificant; or

                     (b)  FWA is satisfied that the employee, employees, outworker or outworkers have been adequately compensated in other ways for the reduction.

             (2)  FWA must ensure that a take‑home pay order is expressed so that:

                     (a)  it does not apply to an employee or outworker unless the employee or outworker has actually suffered a reduction in take‑home pay; and

                     (b)  if the take‑home pay payable to the employee or outworker under the modern award increases after the order is made, there is a corresponding reduction in any amount payable to the employee or outworker under the order.

13D  Take‑home pay order continues to have effect so long as modern award continues to cover employee, employees, outworker or outworkers

A take‑home pay order made in relation to an employee or outworker, or a class of employees or outworkers, to whom a particular modern award applies continues to have effect in relation to the employee, employees, outworker or outworkers (subject to the terms of the order) for so long as the modern award continues to cover the employee, employees, outworker or outworkers, even if it stops applying to the employee, employees, outworker or outworkers because an enterprise agreement starts to apply.

13E  Describing classes of employees or outworkers

             (1)  Without limiting the way in which a class of employees or outworkers mentioned in items 13A to 13D may be described for the purposes of those items, the class may be described by reference to one or more of the following:

                     (a)  a particular type of employment;

                     (b)  a particular classification, job level or grade;

                     (c)  a particular entitlement;

                     (d)  a particular employer.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, the description of a class is not required to include the names of the employees or outworkers, or the number of employees or outworkers, included in the class.

13F  Inconsistency with modern awards and enterprise agreements

                   A term of a modern award or an enterprise agreement has no effect in relation to an employee or outworker to the extent that it is less beneficial to the employee or outworker than a term of a take‑home pay order that applies to the employee or outworker.

13G  Application of provisions of FW Act to take‑home pay orders

                   The FW Act applies as if the following provisions of that Act included a reference to a take‑home pay order:

                     (a)  subsection 675(2);

                     (b)  subsection 706(2).

Note:          For compliance with take‑home pay orders, see item 7 of Schedule 16.’

3B.05  Modernisation‑related reduction in take‑home pay from variation of modern award

             (1)  For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, item 2 of Schedule 2 to the Act is modified by:

                     (a)  inserting in the definition of modernisation‑related reduction in take‑home pay, after paragraph (a), the following paragraph:

                  ‘(aa)  in relation to the process of varying modern awards—see subitems 8A(4) and (5) of Schedule 5; and’; and

                     (b)  replacing ‘subitems 8(2) and 13A(2)’ in the definition of take‑home pay with ‘subitems 8(2), 8A(3) and 13A(2)’.

             (2)  For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 5 to the Act is modified by:

                     (a)  omitting the words ‘if, and only’ in subitems 8(3) and (4); and

                     (b)  inserting the following item after item 8:

‘8A  Variation of modern award not intended to result in reduction in take‑home pay

             (1)  The process of varying a modern award was not intended to result in a reduction in the take‑home pay of employees or outworkers.

             (2)  In this item, varying a modern award means varying a modern award:

                     (a)  under item 14; or

                     (b)  under section 157 of the FW Act before 1 July 2010.

Note:          Item 14 was inserted into this Act by regulation 3B.01 and ceased to have effect on 31 March 2010.

             (3)  An employee’s or outworker’s take‑home pay is the pay an employee or outworker actually receives:

                     (a)  including wages and incentive‑based payments, and additional amounts such as allowances and overtime; but

                     (b)  disregarding the effect of any deductions that are made as permitted by section 324 of the FW Act.

Note:          Deductions permitted by section 324 of the FW Act may (for example) include deductions under salary sacrificing arrangements.

             (4)  An employee suffers a modernisation‑related reduction in take‑home pay if:

                     (a)  FWA made an order varying a modern award; and

                     (b)  the modern award:

                              (i)  starts to apply to the employee when the award comes into operation; or

                             (ii)  starts to apply to the employee when the order varying the award comes into operation; and

                     (c)  the employee is employed in the same position as (or a position that is comparable to) the position he or she was employed in immediately before the modern award came into operation; and

                     (d)  the amount of the employee’s take‑home pay for working particular hours, or for a particular quantity of work, after the order varying the modern award comes into operation is less than what would have been the employee’s take‑home pay for those hours, or that quantity of work, immediately before the award came into operation; and

                     (e)  the reduction in the employee’s take‑home pay is attributable to the order varying the modern award.

             (5)  An outworker who is not an employee suffers a modernisation‑related reduction in take‑home pay if:

                     (a)  FWA made an order varying a modern award; and

                     (b)  the modern award contains outworker terms and the outworker is a person to whom the outworker terms apply; and

                     (c)  the modern award:

                              (i)  starts to apply to the outworker when the award comes into operation; or

                             (ii)  starts to apply to the outworker when the order varying the award comes into operation; and

                     (d)  the outworker is performing the same work as (or work that is similar to) the work he or she was performing immediately before the modern award came into operation; and

                     (e)  the amount of the outworker’s take‑home pay for working particular hours, or for a particular quantity of work, after the order varying the modern award comes into operation is less than what would have been the outworker’s take‑home pay for those hours, or that quantity of work, immediately before the award came into operation; and

                      (f)  the reduction in the outworker’s take‑home pay is attributable to the order varying the modern award.’ ; and

                     (c)  replacing ‘modernisation process.’ in item 9A with ‘modernisation process or an order varying a modern award within the meaning of subitem 8A(2).’

Part 3CTransitional provisions for Schedule 6 to Act (modern enterprise awards)

  

3C.01  Modern enterprise award or transitional arrangements resulting in reduction in take‑home pay

             (1)  This regulation is made for subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act.

             (2)  Item 2 of Schedule 2 to the Act is modified by:

                     (a)  replacing ‘subitem 11(2)’ in the definition of take‑home pay with ‘subitems 11(2) and 16AA(2)’; and

                     (b)  replacing ‘subitem 12(1)’ in the definition of take‑home pay order, with ‘subitems 12(1) and 16AB(1)’.

             (3)  Schedule 6 to the Act is modified by inserting the following Division after Division 3 of Part 2.

‘Division 3A—Avoiding reductions in take‑home pay from modern enterprise award or transitional arrangements

16AA  Modern enterprise award terms giving FWA power to make take‑home pay orders

             (1)  A modern enterprise award may include terms that give FWA power to make an order (a take‑home pay order) remedying a reduction in take‑home pay suffered by an employee, or a class of employees, as a result of the making of a modern enterprise award or the operation of any transitional arrangements in relation to the award (whether or not the reduction in take‑home pay is a modernisation‑related reduction in take‑home pay).

             (2)  An employee’s take‑home pay is the pay an employee actually receives:

                     (a)  including wages and incentive‑based payments, and additional amounts such as allowances and overtime; but

                     (b)  disregarding the effect of any deductions that are made as permitted by section 324 of the FW Act.

Note:          Deductions permitted by section 324 of the FW Act may (for example) include deductions under salary sacrificing arrangements.

             (3)  This Division applies to an employee, or a class of employees, to whom a modern enterprise award applies if the employee or employees are likely to suffer a reduction in take‑home pay attributable to the making of a modern enterprise award or the operation of any transitional arrangements in relation to the award.

16AB  Orders remedying reductions in take‑home pay

             (1)  If FWA makes a take‑home pay order under the terms of a modern enterprise award it must do so in accordance with this Division.

             (2)  Without limiting the kind of take‑home pay order that may be made under the terms of a modern enterprise award, one or more of the following orders may be made:

                     (a)  an order compensating a reduction in take‑home pay that has already been suffered;

                     (b)  an order requiring the payment of an amount of take‑home pay;

                     (c)  an order preventing a reduction in take‑home pay from occurring.

             (3)  FWA may make a take‑home pay order only on application by:

                     (a)  an employee who has suffered a reduction in take‑home pay; or

                     (b)  an organisation that is entitled to represent the industrial interests of such an employee; or

                     (c)  a person acting on behalf of a class of such employees.

             (4)  If FWA is satisfied that an application for a take‑home pay order has already been made in relation to an employee or class of employees, FWA may dismiss any later application that is made in relation to the same employee or employees.

16AC  Ensuring that take‑home pay orders are confined to the circumstances for which they are needed

             (1)  FWA must not make a take‑home pay order in relation to an employee or class of employees if:

                     (a)  FWA considers that the reduction in take‑home pay is minor or insignificant; or

                     (b)  FWA is satisfied that the employee or employees have been adequately compensated in other ways for the reduction.

             (2)  FWA must ensure that a take‑home pay order is expressed so that:

                     (a)  it does not apply to an employee unless the employee has actually suffered a reduction in take‑home pay; and

                     (b)  if the take‑home pay payable to the employee under the modern enterprise award increases after the order is made, there is a corresponding reduction in any amount payable to the employee under the order.

16AD  Take‑home pay order continues to have effect so long as modern enterprise award continues to cover the employee or employees

                   A take‑home pay order made in relation to an employee or class of employees to whom a particular modern enterprise award applies continues to have effect in relation to the employee or employees (subject to the terms of the order) for so long as the modern enterprise award continues to cover the employee or employees, even if it stops applying to the employee or employees because an enterprise agreement starts to apply.

16AE  Describing classes of employees

             (1)  Without limiting the way in which a class of employees mentioned in items 16AA to 16AD may be described for the purposes of those items, the class may be described by reference to one or more of the following:

                     (a)  a particular type of employment;

                     (b)  a particular classification, job level or grade;

                     (c)  a particular entitlement;

                     (d)  a particular employer.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, the description of a class is not required to include the names of the employees, or the number of employees, included in the class.

16AF  Inconsistency with modern enterprise awards and enterprise agreements

                   A term of a modern enterprise award or enterprise agreement has no effect in relation to an employee to the extent that it is less beneficial to the employee than a term of a take‑home pay order that applies to the employee.

16AG  Application of provisions of FW Act to take‑home pay orders

                   The FW Act applies as if the following provisions of that Act included a reference to a take‑home pay order:

                     (a)  subsection 675(2);

                     (b)  subsection 706(2).

Note:          For compliance with take‑home pay orders, see item 7 of Schedule 16.’

Part 3CATransitional provisions for Schedule 6A to Act (State reference public sector modern awards)

  

3CA.01  State reference public sector transitional awards

             (1)  This regulation is made for subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act.

             (2)  Schedule 6A to the Act is modified by inserting the following item after item 5.

‘5A  Varying State reference public sector transitional awards on application

(1)       An employer or organisation that is covered by a State reference public sector transitional award (the current award) may apply to FWA to vary the coverage of the current award.

(2)       The application may be made only until the end of 31 December 2013.

(3)       FWA must not vary the coverage of the current award unless FWA is satisfied that, if the current award were to be varied, the employees who would cease to be covered by the current award would become covered by a modern award (other than the miscellaneous modern award) that, at the time of the variation, would be in operation and would be appropriate for them.

(4)       In deciding whether to vary the coverage of the current award, FWA must take into account the following:

                     (a)  the likely impact of a decision to make, or not to make, the variation on the persons who, if the current award were to be varied, would cease to be covered by the current award;

                     (b)  the views of the persons who would, if the variation were made, cease to be covered by the current award;

                     (c)  any other matter prescribed by the regulations.

(5)       If FWA varies the coverage of the current award, the variation operates from the day specified in the decision to vary the current award.’

3CA.02  State reference public sector modern award or transitional arrangements resulting in reduction in take‑home pay

             (1)  This regulation is made for subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act.

             (2)  Item 2 of Schedule 2 to the Act is modified by:

                     (a)  replacing ‘subitem 11(2)’ in the definition of take‑home pay with ‘subitems 11(2) and 16AA(2)’; and

                     (b)  replacing ‘subitem 12(1)’ in the definition of take‑home pay order, with ‘subitems 12(1) and 16AB(1)’.

             (3)  Schedule 6A to the Act is modified by inserting the following Division after Division 3 of Part 2.

‘Division 3A—Avoiding reductions in take‑home pay from State reference public sector modern award or transitional arrangements

18A  State reference public sector modern award terms giving FWA power to make take‑home pay orders

(1)       A State reference public sector modern award may include terms that give FWA power to make an order (a take‑home pay order) remedying a reduction in take‑home pay suffered by an employee or class of employees as a result of the making of a State reference public sector modern award or the operation of any transitional arrangements in relation to the award (whether or not the reduction in take‑home pay is a modernisation‑related reduction in take‑home pay).

(2)       An employee’s take‑home pay is the pay an employee actually receives:

                     (a)  including wages and incentive‑based payments, and additional amounts such as allowances and overtime; but

                     (b)  disregarding the effect of any deductions that are made as permitted by section 324 of the FW Act.

Note:          Deductions permitted by section 324 of the FW Act may (for example) include deductions under salary sacrificing arrangements.

(3)       This Division applies to an employee or class of employees to whom a State reference public sector modern award applies if the employee or employees are likely to suffer a reduction in take‑home pay attributable to the making of a State reference public sector modern award or the operation of any transitional arrangements in relation to the award.

18B  Orders remedying reductions in take‑home pay

(1)       If FWA makes a take‑home pay order under the terms of a State reference public sector modern award it must do so in accordance with this Division.

(2)       Without limiting the kind of take‑home pay order that may be made under the terms of a State reference public sector modern award, one or more of the following orders may be made:

                     (a)  an order compensating a reduction in take‑home pay that has already been suffered;

                     (b)  an order requiring the payment of an amount of take‑home pay;

                     (c)  an order preventing a reduction in take‑home pay from occurring.

(3)       FWA may make a take‑home pay order only on application by:

                     (a)  an employee who has suffered a reduction in take‑home pay; or

                     (b)  an organisation that is entitled to represent the industrial interests of such an employee; or

                     (c)  a person acting on behalf of a class of such employees.

(4)       If FWA is satisfied that an application for a take‑home pay order has already been made in relation to an employee or class of employees, FWA may dismiss any later application that is made in relation to the same employee or employees.

18C  Ensuring that take‑home pay orders are confined to the circumstances for which they are needed

(1)       FWA must not make a take‑home pay order in relation to an employee or class of employees if:

                     (a)  FWA considers that the reduction in take‑home pay is minor or insignificant; or

                     (b)  FWA is satisfied that the employee or employees have been adequately compensated in other ways for the reduction.

(2)       FWA must ensure that a take‑home pay order is expressed so that:

                     (a)  it does not apply to an employee unless the employee has actually suffered a reduction in take‑home pay; and

                     (b)  if the take‑home pay payable to the employee under the State reference public sector modern award increases after the order is made, there is a corresponding reduction in any amount payable to the employee under the order.

18D  Take‑home pay order continues to have effect so long as State reference public sector modern award continues to cover the employee or employees

A take‑home pay order made in relation to an employee or class of employees to whom a particular State reference public sector modern award applies continues to have effect in relation to the employee or employees (subject to the terms of the order) for so long as the State reference public sector modern award continues to cover the employee or employees, even if it stops applying to the employee or employees because an enterprise agreement starts to apply.

18E  Describing classes of employees

(1)       Without limiting the way in which a class of employees mentioned in items 18A to 18D may be described for the purposes of those items, the class may be described by reference to one or more of the following:

                     (a)  a particular type of employment;

                     (b)  a particular classification, job level or grade;

                     (c)  a particular entitlement;

                     (d)  a particular employer.

(2)       To avoid doubt, the description of a class is not required to include the names of the employees, or the number of employees, included in the class.

18F  Inconsistency with State reference public sector modern awards and enterprise agreements

A term of a State reference public sector modern award or enterprise agreement has no effect in relation to an employee to the extent that it is less beneficial to the employee than a term of a take‑home pay order that applies to the employee.

18G  Application of provisions of FW Act to take‑home pay orders

The FW Act applies as if the following provisions of that Act included a reference to a take‑home pay order:

                     (a)  subsection 675(2);

                     (b)  subsection 706(2).

Note:          For compliance with take‑home pay orders, see item 7 of Schedule 16.’

Part 3DTransitional provisions for Schedule 7 to Act (enterprise agreements and workplace determinations made under the FW Act)

  

3D.01  Better off overall test in relation to transitional provisions inserted into modern awards by FWA after Division 2B State referral

                   For paragraph 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 7 to the Act is modified by inserting the following Part after Part 4A.

Part 4D—Better off overall test in relation to transitional provisions inserted into modern awards by FWA after Division 2B State referral

20B     Better off overall test

             (1)  This item applies in relation to:

                     (a)  an enterprise agreement, or an enterprise agreement that is proposed to be varied, 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:

                                        (A)  a Division 2B State award that covered employees immediately before the modern award comes into operation; or

                                        (B)  a transitional award, within the meaning of Schedule 6 to the Workplace Relations Act 1996, 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, or the enterprise agreement as proposed to be varied, 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, or the enterprise agreement as proposed to be varied, 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 subitem (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, or the enterprise agreement as proposed to be varied, applied to the employee than if the modern award applied to the employee;

the enterprise agreement, or the enterprise agreement as proposed to be varied, does not pass the better off overall test.

Part 4Transitional provisions for Schedule 8 to Act (workplace agreements and workplace determinations made under WR Act)

  

4.01  When Workplace Authority Director must consider whether union collective agreement passes no‑disadvantage test

             (1)  This regulation is made for subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act.

             (2)  Despite paragraph 4(1)(a) of Schedule 8 to the Act, the Workplace Authority Director must consider whether a union collective agreement passes the no‑disadvantage test under section 346D of the WR Act if:

                     (a)  the agreement is made under paragraph 333(c) of the WR Act before the WR Act repeal day; and

                     (b)  before the WR Act repeal day the agreement is signed by the employer or employers and organisation or organisations of employees with which the employer or employers made the agreement; and

                     (c)  the agreement is approved by employees under subsection 340(2) of the WR Act and lodged with the Workplace Authority Director in the period starting on the WR Act repeal day and ending 3 months after the WR Act repeal day.

             (3)  For paragraph (2)(b), a signature to the agreement must be accompanied by:

                     (a)  the full name and address of each person signing the agreement in accordance with paragraph (2)(b); and

                     (b)  an explanation of the person’s authority to sign the agreement; and

                     (c)  the date on which the person signed the agreement.

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  the agreement is lodged with the Workplace Authority Director; and

                     (b)  the requirements mentioned in subregulation (2) are not met;

the Workplace Authority Director must give written notification to the employer or employers and organisation or organisations for the agreement that the agreement cannot come into operation.

4.02  Continued application of Schedules 7A and 7B to WR Act to AWA and pre‑transition collective agreement

             (1)  For subitem (7)(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, this regulation applies in relation to:

                     (a)  an AWA to which Schedule 7A to the WR Act applied before the WR Act repeal day; or

                     (b)  a pre‑transition collective agreement to which Schedule 7B to the WR Act applied before the WR Act repeal day.

             (2)  On and after the WR Act repeal day, Schedule 7A to the WR Act continues to apply to the extent necessary to authorise a decision about whether the AWA passes the fairness test and to provide for consequences for that decision.

             (3)  On and after the WR Act repeal day, Schedule 7B to the WR Act continues to apply to the extent necessary to authorise a decision about whether the pre‑transition collective agreement passes the fairness test and to provide consequences for that decision.

4.03  Variation of AWA or pre‑transition collective agreement after WR Act repeal day

             (1)  For subitem 7(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, this regulation applies to:

                     (a)  an AWA to which Schedule 7A to the WR Act applied before the WR Act repeal day; or

                     (b)  a pre‑transition collective agreement to which Schedule 7B to the WR Act applied before the WR Act repeal day.

             (2)  Despite subitem (9)(1) of Schedule 3 to the Act, on and after the WR Act repeal day:

                     (a)  the AWA may be varied under section 346R of the WR Act as it is continued in operation by Schedule 7A to the WR Act; and

                     (b)  the pre‑transition collective agreement may be varied under section 346R of the WR Act as it is continued in operation under Schedule 7B to the WR Act.

4.04  References to Workplace Ombudsman taken to be references to Fair Work Ombudsman

             (1)  For subitem 7(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, this regulation applies if regulation 4.02 or 4.03 applies to an AWA or a pre‑transition collective agreement.

             (2)  A reference to the Workplace Ombudsman in a provision continued by Schedule 7A or 7B to the WR Act mentioned in regulation 4.02 or 4.03 is taken to be a reference to the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Part 4AATransitional provisions for Schedule 16 to Act (Compliance)

  

4AA.01  Modification of item 7A of Schedule 16 to Act—prescribed employers

                   For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 16 to the Act is modified by inserting the following after subitem 7A(1):

                 ‘(1A)  However, if the person mentioned in subitem (1) is an employer prescribed in regulations made for paragraph 43(2)(b) of Schedule 3, item 48A of the table in subitem 16(1) of this Schedule only applies to the person on and after 1 March 2012.’.

Part 4ATransitional provisions for Schedule 20 to Act (WR Act transitional awards etc)

  

4A.01  Continuing Schedule 6 instruments not to cover certain employers and employees

                   For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, Schedule 20 to the Act is modified by adding the following subitems at the end of item 1.

‘(4)      However, if:

                     (a)  an employer (an excluded employer) has ceased to be a national system employer under subsection 14(2) of the FW Act; and

                     (b)  a State industrial law includes transitional arrangements that provide for a State industrial instrument to cover (however described):

                              (i)  excluded employers in that State; and

                             (ii)  employees of the excluded employers (the excluded employees); and

                     (c)  the State industrial instrument would not cover (however described) the excluded employer and the excluded employees because of the operation of a continuing Schedule 6 instrument; and

                     (d)  when the State industrial instrument would first cover (however described) the excluded employer and the excluded employees but for the operation of the continuing Schedule 6 instrument, the terms and conditions that would apply to the excluded employees under the State industrial instrument would be substantially similar to the terms and conditions in the continuing Schedule 6 instrument;

the continuing Schedule 6 instrument does not cover the excluded employer and the excluded employees, and can never again cover them.

Note 1:    The terms and conditions may be varied or revoked by a State industrial order.

Note 2:    The transitional arrangements may provide that minimum entitlements provided for by a State industrial law are to be read into the State industrial instrument.

(5)       The continuing Schedule 6 instrument mentioned in subitem (4) does not cover the excluded employer and excluded employees on and after the later of:

                     (a)  the day on which the endorsement of a declaration that the employer is not to be a national system employer commences; and

                     (b)  the day on which the transitional arrangements provide for the State industrial instrument to start to cover (however described) the excluded employer and the excluded employees.’

Part 5Miscellaneous and transitional civil remedy provisions

  

5.01  Regulation 1.1 of Chapter 2 of WR Regulations does not apply to Schedule 5 to the Act

                   For paragraph 5(2)(b) of Schedule 2 to the Act, regulation 1.1 of Chapter 2 of the WR Regulations does not apply to Part 10A of the WR Act as continued by Schedule 5 to the Act.

5.02  General Manager of FWA must prepare AFPC Secretariat’s annual report

             (1)  For subitem 7(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, the General Manager of FWA must prepare the AFPC Secretariat’s annual report for the financial year ending on 30 June 2009.

             (2)  The report must include details of the operations of the AFPC and the AFPC’s secretariat for the period starting on 1 July 2009 and ending on 31 July 2009.

5.02A  Annual reports for Australian Industrial Relations Commission, Australian Industrial Registry and Workplace Authority

             (1)  For subitem 7(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, the General Manager of FWA must prepare:

                     (a)  the annual report for the Australian Industrial Relations Commission for the financial year ending on 30 June 2010; and

                     (b)  the annual report for the Australian Industrial Registry for the financial year ending on 30 June 2010.

             (2)  For subitem 7(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, the Fair Work Ombudsman must prepare the annual report for the Workplace Authority for the financial year ending 30 June 2010.

5.03  Powers of Fair Work Inspector—contravention of section 34 of the Independent Contractors Act 2006

                   For subitem 7(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, a Fair Work Inspector may exercise compliance powers (other than a power under section 715 or 716 of the FW Act) for the purpose of investigating an alleged contravention of section 34 of the Independent Contractors Act 2006.

Note:          Section 34 of the Independent Contractors Act 2006 prohibits certain coercive conduct in relation to reform opt‑in agreements that may be entered into by parties to service contracts under the transitional provisions of that Act.

5.04  Continued application of provisions to documents sealed by Australian Industrial Registry

             (1)  This regulation is made for subitem 7(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, on and after the WR Act repeal day, subsections 123(4) and 131(4) of the WR Act continue to apply to documents sealed by the Australian Industrial Registry under the WR Act.

5.05  Continued application of provision to award printed on or after WR Act repeal day

             (1)  This regulation is made for subitem 7(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, on and after the WR Act repeal day, section 575 of the WR Act continues to apply to a document purporting to be a copy of a reprint of an award as varied and purporting to have been printed by the Government Printer on or after WR Act repeal day.

5.06  Applications for orders in relation to contraventions of civil remedy provisions

             (1)  For item 7 of Schedule 2 to the Act and item 19 of Schedule 16 to the Act, Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part 4‑1 of the FW Act applies as if the items in the table in subregulation (3) are:

                     (a)  civil remedy provisions for the purpose of section 539 of the FW Act; and

                     (b)  included in the table to subsection 539(2) of the FW Act.

Note:          See also paragraph 7(2)(a) of Schedule 2 to the Act.

             (2)  For each transitional civil remedy provision in an item of the table, the table sets out:

                     (a)  the persons who would be referred to in column 2 of the table in subsection 539(2) of the Act if there were an item for the transitional civil remedy provision in that table; and

                     (b)  the courts that would be referred to in column 3 of that table; and

                     (c)  the maximum penalty that would be referred to in column 4 of that table.

 

Item

Column 1

Civil remedy provision

Column 2

Persons

Column 3

Courts

Column 4

Maximum penalty

1

Subregulation 2.03(2)

An employee

An inspector

Federal Court

Federal Circuit Court

An eligible State or Territory Court

20 penalty units

2

Subregulation 2.04(2)

An employee

An inspector

Federal Court

Federal Circuit Court

An eligible State or Territory Court

20 penalty units

3

Subregulation 2.04(4)

An employee

An inspector

Federal Court

Federal Circuit Court

An eligible State or Territory Court

20 penalty units

4

Subregulation 2.04(5)

An employee

An inspector

Federal Court

Federal Circuit Court

An eligible State or Territory Court

20 penalty units

5

Subregulation 2.04(6)

An employee

An inspector

Federal Court

Federal Circuit Court

An eligible State or Territory Court

20 penalty units

5.07  Section 557 of FW Act taken to apply to transitional civil remedy provision

                   For item 7 of Schedule 2 to the Act, section 557 of the FW Act is taken to apply to a transitional civil remedy provision as if the transitional civil remedy provision were included in subsection 557(2) of the FW Act.

5.08  When a reference to a civil remedy provision taken to include transitional civil remedy provision

                   For item 7 of Schedule 2 to the Act, a reference to a civil remedy provision in Division 4 of Part 4‑1 of the FW Regulations is taken to include a reference to a transitional civil remedy provision.

 5.09  References to employee, employer and employment taken to be reference to transitional employee, transitional employer and employment

                   For item 7 of Schedule 2 to the Act:

                     (a)  a reference to an employee in Division 3 of Part 3‑6 of the FW Regulations is taken to include a reference to a transitional employee within the meaning of Schedule 6 to the WR Act as it is continued in operation by Schedule 20 to the Act; and

                     (b)  a reference to an employer in Division 3 of Part 3‑6 of the FW Regulations is taken to include a reference to a transitional employer within the meaning of Schedule 6 to the WR Act as it is continued in operation by Schedule 20 to the Act; and

                     (c)  a reference to employment in Division 3 of Part 3‑6 of the FW Regulations is taken to include a reference to employment within the meaning of Schedule 6 to the WR Act as it is continued in operation by Schedule 20 to the Act.

5.11  Item 11 of Schedule 2 to the Act does not apply to provisions of WR Act not repealed by Schedule 1 to the Act

             (1)  This regulation is made for subitem 8(4) of Schedule 2 to the Act.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, item 11 of Schedule 2 to the Act does not apply to provisions of the WR Act that are not repealed by Schedule 1 to the Act.

5.12  Modification of Act

                   For subitem 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the Act, subitem 5 of Schedule 4 to the Act is modified as set out in Schedule 1.

5.13  FW Act small claims procedures to apply to actions under WR Act

             (1)  This regulation is made for item 13 of Schedule 2 to the Act.

             (2)  The operation of section 724 of the WR Act, as it continues to apply under item 11 of Schedule 2 to the Act, is modified as if the section read as follows:

 ‘724  Plaintiffs may choose small claims procedure

             (1)  An action under section 720 or 721 is to be dealt with as small claims proceedings under section 548 of the Fair Work Act 2009 if:

                     (a)  the action is started in a magistrate’s court or the Federal Circuit Court; and

                     (b)  the person starting the action indicates, in a manner prescribed by regulations under the Fair Work Act 2009 or by the rules of the court, that he or she wants the small claims procedure to apply to the proceedings.

             (2)  In regulations mentioned in paragraph (1)(b), a reference to paragraph 548(1)(c) of the Fair Work Act 2009 is taken to be a reference to paragraph (1)(b).’

Note:          Item 25 of Schedule 17 to the Act confers jurisdiction on the Federal Circuit Court in relation to any civil matter arising under the WR Act as it continues to apply because of the Act.

 

 


Schedule 1AVaried transitional pay equity orders—rates of pay

(regulations 3.03H and 3A.01A)

   

 

Classification

Base rate payable on 1 December 2012

Community services worker—weekly ($)

Level 1

 

Paypoint 1

775.59

Paypoint 2

807.31

Paypoint 3

839.30

Level 2

 

Paypoint 1

839.30

Paypoint 2

870.17

Paypoint 3

902.35

Paypoint 4

934.20

Level 3

 

Paypoint 1

934.20

Paypoint 2

976.92

Paypoint 3

997.69

Paypoint 4

1 029.41

Level 4

 

Paypoint 1

1 093.89

Paypoint 2

1 114.65

Paypoint 3

1 157.13

Paypoint 4

1 189.21

Level 5

 

Paypoint 1

1 251.60

Paypoint 2

1 284.15

Paypoint 3

1 315.73

Level 6

 

Paypoint 1

1 376.78

Paypoint 2

1 397.45

Paypoint 3

1 418.38

Level 7

 

Paypoint 1

1 482.31

Paypoint 2

1 513.79

Paypoint 3

1 545.35

Level 8

 

Paypoint 1

1 609.79

Paypoint 2

1 640.68

Paypoint 3

1 673.17

Crisis accommodation worker Category A—weekly ($)

Level 1

 

Paypoint 1

934.20

Paypoint 2

976.92

Paypoint 3

997.69

Paypoint 4

1 029.41

Level 2

 

Paypoint 1

1 093.89

Paypoint 2

1 114.65

Paypoint 3

1 157.13

Paypoint 4

1 189.21

Level 3

 

Paypoint 1

1 251.60

Paypoint 2

1 284.15

Paypoint 3

1 315.73

Level 4

 

Paypoint 1

1 376.78

Paypoint 2

1 397.45

Paypoint 3

1 418.38

Crisis accommodaton worker Category B—weekly ($)

Level 1

 

Paypoint 1

1 014.58

Paypoint 2

1 061.07

Paypoint 3

1 083.73

Paypoint 4

1 118.29

Level 2

 

Paypoint 1

1 188.42

Paypoint 2

1 211.08

Paypoint 3

1 257.34

Paypoint 4

1 292.27

Level 3

 

Paypoint 1

1 361.15

Paypoint 2

1 395.73

Paypoint 3

1 430.10

Note 1:    Weekly wage rates were calculated by dividing the annual salary by 52.1667. Hourly rates are calculated by dividing the weekly wage rate by 38.

Note 2:    The base rates for Community service worker, levels 6, 7 and 8, and Crisis accommodation worker Category A, level 4, do not include the 7.5% loading mentioned in clause 3.1.3 of Schedules 1 and 2 to the Queensland Community Services and Crisis Assistance Award—State 2008.

Note 3:    The base rates payable on 1 December 2012 include the annual Equal Remuneration Component (ERC) increases of 1% for 2010–2012, as derived from the source pay equity order.

Note 4:    The base rates payable under the varied transitional pay equity orders after 1 December 2012 can be determined by calculating and adding the following, in the following order:

(a)    ERC increases of 1% for 2013–2015;

(b)    any increases to the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 as part of an annual wage review determined by FWA under paragraph 285(2)(b) of the FW Act.

Schedule 1Modification of Act—redundancy or redeployment

(regulation 5.12)

  

1.1  Schedule 4 to the Act, after subitem 5(4)

insert

             (5)  In this item:

an entitlement to redundancy pay includes an entitlement for an employee to enter into a retention or redeployment period.

retention or redeployment period means a period of employment (however described) performed by an employee for an employer as an alternative to:

                     (a)  the employment of the employee being terminated immediately due to redundancy; and

                     (b)  the employee receiving redundancy pay from the employee’s employer.

Schedule 2.1Modification 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, or an enterprise agreement that is proposed to be varied, 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, or the enterprise agreement as proposed to be varied, 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, or the enterprise agreement as proposed to be varied, 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, or the enterprise agreement as proposed to be varied, applied to the employee than if the modern award applied to the employee;

the enterprise agreement, or the enterprise agreement as proposed to be varied, does not pass the better off overall test.


Endnotes

 

Endnote 1—Legislation history

This endnote sets out details of the legislation history of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2009.

 

Number and year

Gazettal or FRLI registration date

Commencement
date

Application, saving and transitional provisions

2009 No. 166

30 June 2009 (see F2009L02566)

1 July 2009

 

2009 No. 335

26 Nov 2009 (see F2009L04328)

1 Jan 2010

2009 No. 337

27 Nov 2009 (see F2009L04339)

rr. 1–3 and Schedule 1:
28 Nov 2009
Remainder: 1 Jan 2010

2009 No. 364

16 Dec 2009 (see F2009L04520)

rr. 1–3 and Schedule 1:
1 July 2009
Remainder: 1 Jan 2010

2009 No. 391

16 Dec 2009 (see F2009L04604)

1 Jan 2010

2010 No. 77

11 May 2010 (see F2010L01199)

rr. 1–3 and Schedule 1:
1 Jan 2010
Schedule 2: 12 May 2010

2010 No. 113

8 June 2010 (see F2010L01507)

1 July 2010

2010 No. 224

21 July 2010 (see F2010L02111)

rr. 1–3 and Schedule 1:
1 Jan 2010
rr. 4, 5 and Schedules 2 and 3: 22 July 2010

2011 No. 144

8 Aug 2011 (see F2011L01611)

(a)

as repealed by

 

 

 

2011 No. 178

30 Sept 2011 (see F2011L02002)

30 Sept 2011

2011 No. 153

19 Aug 2011 (see F2011L01701)

1 Jan 2010

2012 No. 3

10 Feb 2012 (see F2012L00230)

1 Mar 2012

2012 No. 270

26 Nov 2012 (see F2012L02260)

1 Dec 2012

2012 No. 321

11 Dec 2012 (see F2012L02417)

1 Jan 2013 (see s. 2 and F2012L02450)

51, 2013

11 Apr 2013 (see F2013L00649)

Schedule 1 (items 50, 51): (b)

 

(a)             The Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Amendment 2011 (No. 1) (SLI 2011 No. 144) was to commence on 1 October 2011 but was repealed before it commenced.

(b)             Section 2 (item 2) of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Legislation (Consequential Amendments) Regulation 2013 (No. 1) provides as follows:

                      2  Each provision of this regulation specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

2.  Schedule 1

Immediately after the commencement of Schedules 1 and 2 to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Legislation Amendment Act 2012.

12 April 2013

 

 

 

Endnote 2—Amendment history

This endnote sets out the amendment history of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2009.

 

ad. = added or inserted    am. = amended    rep. = repealed    rs. = repealed and substituted    exp. = expired or ceased to have effect

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

r. 1.03...............................

am. 2009 No. 337

Part 2

 

Division 1

 

Heading to Div. 1 of Part 2

rs. 2009 No. 337

r. 2.01...............................

am. 2012 No. 321

Note 2 to r. 2.01................

am. 2012 No. 321

Note 3 to r. 2.02................

am. 2012 No. 321

r. 2.02A............................

ad. 2009 No. 337

r. 2.06...............................

ad. 2009 No. 337

Renumbered r. 2.05A........

2009 No. 364

r. 2.05B.............................

ad. 2009 No. 391

Division 3

 

Div. 3 of Part 2.................

ad. 2009 No. 335

r. 2.06...............................

ad. 2009 No. 335

Division 4

 

Div. 4 of Part 2.................

ad. 2010 No. 77

r. 2.07...............................

ad. 2010 No. 77

r. 2.08...............................

ad. 2010 No. 77

r. 2.09...............................

ad. 2010 No. 77

Part 3

 

r. 3.03A............................

ad. 2012 No. 3

Heading to r. 3.03B...........

am. 2012 No. 321

r. 3.03B.............................

ad. 2012 No. 3

r. 3.03C.............................

ad. 2012 No. 3

r. 3.03D............................

ad. 2012 No. 3

 

rs. 2012 No. 270

r. 3.03E.............................

ad. 2012 No. 3

r. 3.03F.............................

ad. 2012 No. 3

r. 3.03G............................

ad. 2012 No. 3

r. 3.03H............................

ad. 2012 No. 270

r. 3.04...............................

ad. 2009 No. 391

r. 3.05...............................

ad. 2011 No. 153

Part 3A

 

Part 3A..............................

ad. 2009 No. 364

r. 3A.01A..........................

ad. 2012 No. 270

r. 3A.01B..........................

ad. 2012 No. 270

r. 3A.01............................

ad. 2009 No. 391

r. 3A.02............................

ad. 2009 No. 391

 

am. 2012 No. 321

Part 3B

 

Part 3B..............................

ad. 2009 No. 364

r. 3B.01.............................

ad. 2009 No. 364

r. 3B.01A..........................

ad. 2010 No. 77

r. 3B.02.............................

ad. 2009 No. 391

r. 3B.03.............................

ad. 2010 No. 77

r. 3B.04.............................

ad. 2010 No. 77

 

am. 2010 No. 224

R.3B.05.............................

ad. 2010 No. 77

Part 3C

 

Part 3C..............................

ad. 2010 No. 224

r. 3C.01.............................

ad. 2010 No. 224

Part 3CA

 

Part 3CA...........................

ad. 2010 No. 224

r. 3CA.01..........................

ad. 2010 No. 224

r. 3CA.02..........................

ad. 2010 No. 224

Part 3D

 

Part 3D..............................

ad. 2009 No. 391

r. 3D.01............................

ad. 2009 No. 391

Part 4AA

 

Part 4AA...........................

ad. 2012 No. 3

r. 4AA.01..........................

ad. 2012 No. 3

Part 4A

 

Part 4A..............................

ad. 2011 No. 153

r. 4A.01............................

ad. 2011 No. 153

Part 5

 

r. 5.02A............................

ad. 2009 No. 337

r. 5.06...............................

am. No. 51, 2013

r. 5.10...............................

rep. 2009 No. 391

r. 5.12...............................

ad. 2009 No. 337

r. 5.13...............................

ad. 2010 No. 113

 

am. No. 51, 2013

Schedule 1A

 

Schedule 1A......................

ad. 2012 No. 3

 

rs. 2012 No. 270

Schedule 1

 

Schedule 1........................

ad. 2009 No. 337

Schedule 2.1

 

Schedule 2.1.....................

ad. 2009 No. 335

 

am. 2009 No. 391

 

Endnote 3—Uncommenced amendments [none]

There are no uncommenced amendments.

 

 

Endnote 4—Misdescribed amendments [none]

There are no misdescribed amendments.