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Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy

Definition

A process when a business can’t pay their debts.
Base pay rate

Base pay rate

Definition

The minimum hourly pay rate an employee is entitled to for their ordinary hours of work.
Better off overall test (BOOT)

Better off overall test (BOOT)

Definition

A test the Fair Work Commission uses to assess registered agreements against awards. The registered agreement is compared to the relevant award to ensure the employee is better off overall under the registered agreement in order for it to be approved.
Breaks

Breaks

Definition

A time during a shift that an employee is given to stop work. It can be either paid or unpaid depending on the type of break taken. Other known terms: tea break, meal break and rest break.
Bullying and harassment

Bullying and harassment

Definition

Bullying and harassment at work is unreasonable and repeated behaviour directed at an individual or group of people. It can be written or verbal and includes humiliation, abuse, spreading rumours or gossip.