Miscellaneous Award; wider coverage from today

From today, the coverage (area and scope) provisions of the Miscellaneous Award 2020, a modern award of the Fair Work Commission which applies to all national system employers which employ persons who undertake work covered by the award, have been significantly amended.

The amendments potentially expose many Australian employers who have employees whose work has been traditionally award free to award coverage for the first time.

The practical effect of the amendments is that some senior employees who are  not managerial or professional employees and who were traditionally excluded from award coverage will now be covered by the amended modern award.