The Australian Government regularly seem to be introducing changes to various workplace laws including the Fair Work Act, National Employment Standards and Award Modernisation.
Many businesses today are finding it hard to keep up to date with the ever changing requirements in these legislation’s.
In addition to this, awards can be very ambiguous and can sometimes lack the specific explanation employers require.
One of the biggest changes seen in recent years is the introduction of the Fair Work Act 2009, which has seen all private sector employers covered by Modern Awards (except those in WA).
An employee’s Modern Award classification is primarily determined according to skill or competency level that they are required to exercise in the work they perform.
Employees are not classified according to the actual duties they perform.
Typically, a Level 1 in a Modern Award is the level at which employees learn & gain experience in the competencies of basic skills required by the employer. In most cases, this would then lead to a progression through the classification structure, as their competency & skills increase.
The Modern Award classification often only provide a list of typical duties & skills, but these are for guidance only.
Tipping Points offers an Award Interpretation service, which can assist businesses through the jungle of legislation and separate the forest from the trees.
With our wealth of experience and knowledge we can offer you not just a solution, but a best practice solution as well.