Last updated January 2024
This chapter explains when modern awards apply and how they regulate minimum employment conditions for your employees.
Does a modern award apply to your employees?
A modern award is an instrument that records the minimum conditions of employment for employees it covers. These conditions are enforceable under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act).
A modern award will apply to your employees if you are a national system employer and:
- you and your employee fall within the coverage clause of the award; and
- the employee falls within the award classification.