Ai Group is strongly opposing arguments of the unions and employer group Australian Business Industrial that the standard award clause which enables an employer to deduct monies for notice of termination not given by an employee, is inconsistent with the Fair Work Act 2009 and must be removed from awards.

Ai Group has filed five detailed submissions in the proceedings; the most recent one on 18 December 2017. The matter was the subject of a hearing before a Full Bench of the Commission on 15 December 2017.

The Full Bench issued a lengthy decision on 18 October 2017 expressing preliminary views on a number of relevant matters about the standard clause.

If you would like more information about the standard clause, please contact Ai Group’s Workplace Advice Service on 1300 55 66 77.

Alternatively, if you would like assistance in understanding and applying the legislative and award requirements relating to pay deductions, please contact your local employment, workplace and industrial lawyer in Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Melbourne or Brisbane or email Ai Group Workplace Lawyers at

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