Fair Work Australia confirms legitimacy of set-off clauses

In a decision with important implications for employers, the Full Bench of Fair Work Australia (FWA) recently confirmed that the use of set-off clauses in contracts of employment is not inconsistent with modern awards.1

Set-off clauses in employment contracts operate so that over-award earnings are set-off against specific requirements in an award.

Prior to the decision, there had been some uncertainty about whether set-off clauses can be used to satisfy modern award entitlements.

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