MA000117 - Variation - 15 Oct 2015

MA000117  PR571827


Fair Work Act 2009

s.156 - 4 yearly review of modern awards

4 yearly review of modern awards –transitional provisions


Mannequins and modelling industry



4 yearly review of modern awards –transitional provisions –accident make-up pay.

A. Further to the Full Bench decision issued on 18 August 2015 1,the above award is varied as follows:

1. By inserting a new clause 16 as follows:

16. Accident pay

16.1 Definitions

(a) Accident pay means a weekly payment made to an employee by the employer that is the difference between the weekly amount of compensation the employee is entitled to receive pursuant to the applicable workers’compensation legislation and the employee’s weekly wage payable under this Award for the classification of work if the employee had been performing their normal duties (not including over award payments,shift loadings or overtime).

(b) Injury will be given the same meaning and application as applying under the applicable workers’compensation legislation covering the employer.

16.2 Entitlement to accident pay

The employer must pay accident pay where an employee suffers an injury and weekly payments of compensation are paid to the employee under the applicable workers’compensation legislation for a maximum period of 26 weeks.

16.3 Calculation of the period

(a) The 26 week period commences from the date of injury. In the event of more than one absence arising from one injury,such absences are to be cumulative in the assessment of the 26 week period.

(b) The termination by the employer of the employee’s employment within the 26 week period will not affect the employee’s entitlement to accident pay.

(c) For a period of less than one week,accident pay (as defined) will be calculated on a pro rata basis.

16.4 When not entitled to payment

An employee will not be entitled to any payment under this clause in respect of any period of paid annual leave or long service leave,or for any paid public holiday.

16.5 Return to work

If an employee entitled to accident pay under this clause returns to work on reduced hours or modified duties,the amount of accident pay due will be reduced by any amounts paid for the performance of such work.

16.6 Redemptions

In the event that an employee receives a lump sum payment in lieu of weekly payments under the applicable workers’compensation legislation,the liability of the employer to pay accident pay will cease from the date the employee receives that payment.

16.7 Damages independent of the Acts

Where the employee recovers damages from the employer or from a third party in respect of the said injury independently of the applicable workers’compensation legislation,such employee will be liable to repay to the employer the amount of accident pay which the employer has paid under this clause and the employee will not be entitled to any further accident pay thereafter.

16.8 Casual employees

For a casual employee,the weekly payment referred to in clause 16.1(a) will be calculated using the employee’s average weekly ordinary hours with the employer over the previous 12 months or,if the employee has been employed for less than 12 months by the employer,the employee’s average weekly ordinary hours over the period of employment with the employer. The weekly payment will include casual loading but will not include over award payments,shift loadings or overtime.

B. This determination comes into operation on and from 15 October 2015.

 1  [2015] FWCFB 3523

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