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Modern AwardsJanuary 5, 2017
Amendments were recently made to some payment of wages provisions in certain Modern Awards. These amendments fall into two categories.
Annual leave loading provision
The annual leave provisions in the following Modern Awards have been amended.
The amendment to these three Modern Awards addresses an anomaly in the annual leave clauses and clarifies that shiftworkers under these awards are not entitled to receive both a shift loading and an annual leave loading during periods of annual leave.
Late payment of wages provisions
The late payment of wages provisions have been varied in nine Modern Awards that impose a penalty for the late payment of wages. Those Awards are:
The variation to these Awards removes the penalty for the late payment of wages when wages are being paid by EFT ie the penalty remains for late payment of wages by cheque or cash when the employee is left waiting for payment at the workplace for longer than the period specified in the Award.