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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 - SECT 168A

Modern enterprise awards

             (1)  This Division contains additional provisions that relate to modern enterprise awards. The provisions in this Division have effect despite anything else in this Part.

             (2)  A modern enterprise award is a modern award that is expressed to relate to:

                     (a)  a single enterprise (or a part of a single enterprise) only; or

                     (b)  one or more enterprises, if the employers all carry on similar business activities under the same franchise and are:

                              (i)  franchisees of the same franchisor; or

                             (ii)  related bodies corporate of the same franchisor; or

                            (iii)  any combination of the above.

             (3)  A single enterprise is:

                     (a)  a business, project or undertaking that is carried on by an employer; or

                     (b)  the activities carried on by:

                              (i)  the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; or

                             (ii)  a body, association, office or other entity established for a public purpose by or under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; or

                            (iii)  any other body in which the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory has a controlling interest.

             (4)  For the purposes of subsection (3), if 2 or more employers carry on a business, project or undertaking as a joint venture or common enterprise, the employers are taken to be one employer.

             (5)  For the purposes of subsection (3), if 2 or more related bodies corporate each carry on a single enterprise:

                     (a)  the bodies corporate are taken to be one employer; and

                     (b)  the single enterprises are taken to be one single enterprise.

Note:          However, a modern enterprise award could just relate to a part of that single enterprise.

             (6)  A part of a single enterprise includes, for example:

                     (a)  a geographically distinct part of the single enterprise; or

                     (b)  a distinct operational or organisational unit within the single enterprise.



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