Published by Sydney Morning Herald, 4 August 2016
Under the changes, workers will only be able to cash out two weeks of annual leave every 12 months. Employers will also receive greater powers to force staff who have excessive leave balances to take paid leave.
The new clauses affect nearly 2 million Australians covered by modern awards – the basic pay and conditions safety nets for most occupations. The changes were introduced this week, and come after the Fair Work Commission last year delivered the findings of a sweeping inquiry into annual leave provisions.
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