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Name: Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Act 2008 (No. 8, 2008).
Country: Australia
Subject(s): Labour contracts
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2008-03-20
Entry into force:
ISN: AUS-2008-L-78680
Bibliography: Act No. 8, 2008, Commonwealth Government Printer, Australia, 21/08, ISBN: 978-1-74207-654-6, Cat. No. 08 0277 2
Act On-line Act On-line ComLaw, Attorney-General's Department, Australia (consulted on 2008-06-23)
Abstract/Citation: Amends a number of sections of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 as well as consequential amendments to a number of other Acts. In particular, amends section 326 with respect to Individual transitional employment agreements (ITEA). Replaces Division 5A which regulated the Fairness Test with a new tougher "no-disadvantage test". Started a process of "award modernisation" by introducing the ITEAs (individual employment agreements made between an employer and an employee where the employee would otherwise be covered by an award or enterprise collective agreement) to replace the Australian Workplace Agreement (AWA).
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