Code covered entity

A code covered entity is a building contractor or building industry participant that has submitted an expression of interest (EOI) or tender (howsoever described) for Commonwealth funded building work on or after 2 December 2016, and therefore become subject to the Building Code 2016.

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There are important differences between contractors and employees in the building industry. We’ve outlined these differences below. Most independent contractors:
19 August 2018
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Long service leave entitlements
19 August 2018
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What is a ‘minimum pay rate’ or ‘base rate of pay’ for the construction industry?The minimum or base rate of pay is the minimum amount that employees must be paid for their ordinary hours of work. An employee’s base rate depends on their:
19 August 2018
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The Federal Circuit Court has penalised Brisbane labour hire company ADADN Pty Ltd $33,300 for failing to provide documents during separate ABCC investigations into alleged underpayment of wages and unlawful industrial action.
12 August 2021
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The ABCC has taken court action against the CFMMEU and its officials, Andrew Blakeley and Luke Gibson, after they allegedly prevented a concrete pour at a Redbank construction site because a labour hire provider was not covered by a CFMMEU enterprise agreement.
20 October 2021
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The ABCC has taken court action against the CFMMEU and its officials, Andrew Blakeley and Luke Gibson, after they allegedly prevented a concrete pour at a Redbank construction site because a labour hire provider was not covered by a CFMMEU enterprise agreement.
20 October 2021
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Copyright licence The Commonwealth of Australia owns the copyright in all material the ABCC has created on our website. 
12 September 2018
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Industrial action is primarily regulated under the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act). But industrial action in relation to building work is subject to more rules under the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 (BCIIP Act).
19 August 2018
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How much annual leave are employees entitled to? Full-time and part-time employees are entitled under the NES to receive four weeks' paid annual leave each year. Your annual leave accrues under the NES throughout the year and from year to year.
19 August 2018
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How to use this guide This information is written in a way that is easy to read.We use pictures to explain some ideas. We've also provided a PDF of this document so you can read this information offline – Know Your Rights (PDF)
12 May 2021

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