From the first full pay period on or after Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 31 Modern Awards will be varied as per changes set out from the Fair Work Commission.

You can find the list of awards that are changing here:

Awards Changing from 4 February 2020

The bulk of these changes reflect an easier-to-read layout with simpler wording. You’ll still need to review and understand these changes, even if they aren’t ‘major’.

Importantly, if you employ staff under the Quarrying Award and the Cement and Lime Award, these awards will be merged into one award, the Cement, Lime and Quarrying Award [MA000055] from 4 February 2020.

If your business employs staff under any of these awards, you will need to be sure you understand and have implemented any of these changes before 4 February 2020.

Still unsure of what you need to do? Contact our Workplace Partners for further info.


*This is general information only and doesn’t take your specific circumstances into account.