Home and Community Support (Payment for Travel Between Clients) Settlement Act 2016

Part 1 Preliminary provisions

3 Purposes

(1)

The purposes of this Act are—

(a)

to facilitate the settlement of civil proceedings about the payment of wages to HCS employees at the minimum rate prescribed under the Minimum Wage Act 1983 for travel between clients; and

(b)

to provide for payment by HCS employers to HCS employees for travel between clients from 1 July 2015.

(2)

To those ends, this Act—

(a)

extinguishes claims by HCS employees for wages payable under the Minimum Wage Act 1983 for travel between clients before the commencement of this Act; and

(b)

amends the Minimum Wage Act 1983 to disapply the requirement to pay wages at the minimum rate prescribed under that Act for travel between clients; and

(c)

provides a minimum level of required payments to be made to HCS employees for travel between clients.