Introduction – AM2021/54
The Fair Work Commission is required to review relevant terms in modern awards on the basis of their interaction with the new casual employee definition and casual conversion arrangements, under clause 48 of Schedule 1 to the Fair Work Act 2009.
The Commission must complete its review by 27 September 2021.
Where the review finds an inconsistency, difficulty or uncertainty, the Commission must vary the modern award as soon as possible.
The Casual terms award review 2021 will be conducted in 2 stages:
- Stage 1: a 5 member Full Bench will consider the nature and scope of the review, and will review relevant terms in a small group of modern awards that raise a range of possible interaction issues. The Full Bench will issue a decision on the outcome of its review of the initial group of awards, and also determine the process for the second stage of the review.
- Stage 2: a Full Bench of 3 members of the inital Full Bench will review the remaining modern awards in convenient groupings.
Statement issued 9 April 2021 [2021 FWC 1894]
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