Is my employee covered by a Modern Award?
It can be difficult to work out if your employees are covered by an award, which award applies to their position and how to correctly apply the award to your business. As an employer it’s your responsibility to make sure you are paying employees correctly. The consequences for getting it wrong can be very costly. Our expert employment lawyers can simplify the whole process for you.
What You Get
What is an Award Determination?
An Award Determination is where a lawyer reviews and confirms the correct award (if any) which applies to a role within your business. They will take into account the industry, occupation and duties required by the role. It is a complex area of law and there are more than 120 awards (see Fair Work website). We can give you expert advice so you can move forward with confidence.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, it’s possible for an employee to be award-free, but this depends on the industry, occupation, duties of the employee and other factors. It’s not easy to work out, which is why we always recommend you get professional advice to make sure you get it right.
Even if an employee is award-free, be aware that the National Employment Standards and other legislation relevant to employment (eg. superannuation and WHS) will still apply to the employee.
Generally it takes around 1 week for an Award Determination.
If something is urgent or you are working to a deadline, please let us know ahead of time and we will do our best to meet your timeline.