better off overall test (BOOT)

The better off overall test (BOOT) is a check to make sure employees are as well off or better under a registered agreement compared to the standard award.

The Better Off Overall Test (BOOT) is used by the Fair Work Commission to ensure that any registered agreement provides employees with conditions that are at least equivalent to, or better than, those in the relevant award. This means considering factors like pay rates, work hours, and other entitlements. If the agreement doesn't pass the BOOT, it won't be approved.

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