Building Workplace Agreements

Four useful examples of enterprise agreements recently found to be compliant by the FWBC have been published on its website and are available on the following link: There are three types of employment contracts in the federal system: Please note that construction workers who pay their employees only under an arbitration award or a common law contract are not required to obtain a letter of compliance from the FWBC. The decision to reach a work agreement depends on the impact of the corresponding bonus on your company`s employment needs. Since formally filed employment contracts are instead of bonuses, employers are able to change certain premium conditions that do not meet the needs of their business, provided that workers are not financially worse off than the supplement. This can be particularly useful for dairy farmers, as this work is not part of the usual hours. The 2013 Construction Code (Code), a procurement policy with legal effect, imposes the federal government`s expectations that participants in the construction sector comply with labour laws. Fair Labour Laws, which came into force in 2008, created individual transitional employment contracts or ITEAs (special agreements that could only be concluded until the end of 2009) and amended collective agreements in July 2009 in enterprise agreements. Before and during good faith negotiations with workers and their unions, it will be necessary for participants in the construction industry to carefully consider the issue of compliance with the code if they intend to demonstrate or offer interest in Commonwealth construction projects. If a job has a registered contract, the premium does not apply. However, federal labour laws on enterprise agreements have changed several times in recent years.

Prior to the WorkChoices Act in March 2006, employment contracts were referred to as certified employment contracts (agreements between an employer and a group of workers) and Australian employment contracts or AWAs (agreements between an employer and a single worker).