Important Information for all Uniting Church employees

The Fair Work Commission has inserted a model clause into a number of awards.  Effective from 1 November 2018, the following model clause takes effect:

Payment on termination of employment

The employer must pay an employee no later than 7 days after the day on which the employee’s employment terminates:

  • The employee’s wages under this award for any complete or incomplete pay period up to the end of the day of termination; and
  • All other amounts that are due to the employee under this award and the NES.

 The requirement to pay wages and other amounts under paragraph (a) is subject to further order of the Commission and the employer making deductions authorised by this award or the [Fair Work] Act.

The following awards have been impacted by the insertion of the above clause: 

  • Banking, Finance and Insurance Award 2010
  • Cleaning Services Award 2010
  • Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010
  • Commercial Sales Award 2010
  • Fitness Industry Award 2010
  • General Retail Industry Award 2010
  • Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010
  • Legal Services Award 2010
  • Local Government Industry Award 2010
  • Medical Practitioners Award 2010
  • Miscellaneous Award 2010
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Award 2010
  • Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010
  • State Government Agencies Award 2010
  • Storage Services and Wholesale Award 2010
  • Telecommunications Services Award 2010 

It is important that every employer checks whether any of these awards apply to their employees and if they do ensure that the termination payments referred to in the new clause are made to departing employees no later than 7 days after their employment terminates. 

If you have any queries regarding this please call or e-mail Vicki Roper – Employment and Industrial Relations Manager on 02 8267 4365 or