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

The minimum hourly pay rate an employee is entitled to for their ordinary hours of work.

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.

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 at work happens when a person, or group of people, repeatedly behave unreasonably towards another worker or group of workers. This behaviour creates a risk to health and safety.