Fair Work Amendment (Small Business—Penalty Rates Exemption) Bill 2012

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
XENOPHON, Sen Nick
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the
Fair Work Act 2009
to provide that businesses in the restaurant and catering or retail industries with fewer than 20 full-time and full-time equivalent employees are only required to pay penalty rates where an employee has worked more than 10 hours in a 24-hour period, or more than 38 hours in a seven-day period.

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 16 Aug 2012
Second reading moved 16 Aug 2012
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12 Nov 2013

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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