Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlements Act 2017

4 Overview

To achieve its purposes, this Act—

(a)

extinguishes existing claims and bars future claims by support workers under the Equal Pay Act 1972; and

(b)

specifies minimum hourly wage rates payable by employers to support workers for work performed during the period starting on 1 July 2017 and ending on 30 June 2022; and

(c)

requires employers to provide support for support workers to attain qualifications; and

(d)

provides for the funders to pay additional funding to employers towards the cost of employers’ obligations under this Act.

Section 4(a): amended, on 7 August 2020, by section 6(1) of the Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlements Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 50).

Section 4(b): amended, on 7 August 2020, by section 6(1) of the Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlements Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 50).

Section 4(c): amended, on 7 August 2020, by section 6(1) of the Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlements Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 50).

Section 4(d): amended, on 7 August 2020, by section 6(2) of the Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlements Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 50).