On 24 July 2017, Ai Group filed a detailed submission in a Senate Penalty Rates Inquiry. The submission argues that:
- Claims that enterprise agreements give large employers a competitive advantage over smaller businesses are not correct.
- Claims that many enterprise agreements in the retail and fast food industries disadvantage the employees covered by these agreements are false.
- The Better Off Overall Test (BOOT) under the FW Act is not working effectively. Section 193 of the Act needs to be amended to restore a workable approach.
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