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A voluntary and confidential process where a mediator helps parties negotiate with each other to resolve workplace complaints.

A wage in an award or registered agreement that sets out the minimum amount of money an employee has to receive for work performed.

Miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of an embryo or foetus before 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The standard transitional provisions that appear in most modern awards.

Modern awards are industrial instruments that set out minimum conditions including wages, overtime, penalty rates and hours of work. There are 122 awards in the Fair Work system that covers employers and employees in a particular industry or occupation. Other known term: award.

An agreement that sets out minimum employment conditions applying to multiple and related businesses or employers.