Legal Services Award & Referral Legislation Introduced

Legal Services Award 2010

The award comes in on 1 January 2010.

At paragraph 141 its scope is outlined:


[141] We publish an exposure draft of the Legal Services Award 2010. The award will cover employees up to and including articled clerks/graduates at law. We have not included classifications for lawyers admitted to practice. There is some award coverage for lawyers in the private sector but this is limited and does not appear, in our view, to satisfy the criteria necessary for the making of a modern award. It may be necessary for interested persons to give consideration to what if any transitional provisions may be needed for employees who are currently covered by an industrial instrument but will not be covered by the modern award.


Also note the introduction of the Fair Work (Commonwealth Powers) and Other Provisions Bill 2009 due to commence on the same date to facilitate all private sector employees in Queensland to be covered by the Fair Work Act (Cth.), regardless of their corporate status.

Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack

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