A contravention is when there is a failure to adhere to the requirements set out in the Fair Work Act 2009, awards, or registered agreements. It is also commonly referred to as a breach.

Contravention in the workplace context refers to not meeting the legal obligations under employment laws, awards, or agreements. This could include not paying the correct wages, not providing entitled leave, or not adhering to safety regulations. A breach of these rules can lead to legal consequences for the employer.

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