Award Interpretation

What is Award Interpretation?

Minimum Pay And Conditions

Award interpretation is the process all Australian businesses need to undertake in order to determine the minimal legal pay rates and conditions for your workforce as determined by Fair Work Australia.

The purpose of Fair Work Australia’s modern award is to provide a safety net for employees based on age, industry and occupation.

The modern award encompasses a range of entitlements including Base wage: the legal minimum remuneration that employees receive for their work within ordinary hours.

Penalties and overtime: the higher rates of pay awarded to employees for working outside ordinary hours. This includes weekends, public holidays, or late nights.

Allowances: compensation to employees for costs incurred due to their job. This often includes a meal allowance, uniform allowance, accommodation allowance and more.

Finding Your Award

Get it Right

The challenge for most Australian business is that, Fair Work Australia has over 122 different awards covering a range of different industries.

For instance, if your business operates as a cafe or restaurant the Hospitality Industry General Award 2010 will apply, but if you run a florist store, the General Retail Industry Award 2010.

If you’re in doubt as to which award your business falls under, RosterElf highly recommends using Fair Work Australia’s “Find My Award” tool below.

Non-Compliance

Big Penalties

Whilst the Fair Work award system in Australia is complex, if you fail to comply or make a mistake, the penalties can be big. Fines of up to $51,000 from Fair Work Australia can apply plus also a huge backpay charge. So it is definitely worth spending the time to get awards in your business compliant.

Information about Aged Care Award

Aged Care Award

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Information about Airport Employees Award

Airport Employees Award

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Information about Amusement, Events and Recreation Award

Amusement, Events and Recreation Award

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Information about Animal Care and Vet Services Award

Animal Care and Vet Services Award

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Information about Australian Government Industry Award

Australian Government Industry Award

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Information about Car Parking Award

Car Parking Award

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Information about Children’s Services Award

Children’s Services Award

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Information about Cleaning Award

Cleaning Award

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Information about Clerks Award

Clerks Award

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Information about Commercial Sales Award

Commercial Sales Award

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Information about Education Services (Teachers) Award

Education Services (Teachers) Award

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Information about Electronic and Communications Award

Electronic and Communications Award

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Information about Fast Food Award

Fast Food Award

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Information about Fitness Industry Award

Fitness Industry Award

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Information about Food, Beverage & Tobacco Award

Food, Beverage & Tobacco Award

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Information about Gardening and Landscaping Award

Gardening and Landscaping Award

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Information about Hair and Beauty Award

Hair and Beauty Award

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Information about Health Professionals Award

Health Professionals Award

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Information about Horse and Greyhound Training Award

Horse and Greyhound Training Award

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Information about Horticulture Award

Horticulture Award

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Information about Hospitality Award

Hospitality Award

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Information about Manufacturing and Associated Industries

Manufacturing and Associated Industries

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Information about Meat Industry Award

Meat Industry Award

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Information about Miscellaneous Award

Miscellaneous Award

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Information about Nurses Award

Nurses Award

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Information about Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award

Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award

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Information about Pharmacy Award

Pharmacy Award

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Information about Port Authorities Award

Port Authorities Award

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Information about Professional Employees Award

Professional Employees Award

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Information about Rail Award

Rail Award

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Information about Registered & Licensed Clubs Award

Registered & Licensed Clubs Award

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Information about Restaurant Award

Restaurant Award

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Information about Retail Award

Retail Award

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Information about Road Transport & Distribution Award

Road Transport & Distribution Award

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Information about Security Award

Security Award

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Information about Social, Community, & Disability Services Award

Social, Community, & Disability Services Award

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Information about Storage Services & Wholesale Award

Storage Services & Wholesale Award

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Information about Wine Industry Award

Wine Industry Award

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Industries.

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Retail Retail

Retail

Hospitality Hospitality

Hospitality

Aged Care Aged Care

Aged Care

Healthcare Healthcare

Healthcare

Catering Catering

Catering

Security Security

Security

Non-Profit Non-Profit

Non-Profit

Education Education

Education

Entertainment Entertainment

Entertainment

Support Support

Support

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