EMPLOYMENT LAW - FOR EMPLOYERS
WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES TO AWARD BASED PROVISIONS?
An alternative to having employment conditions provided for by an award is to negotiate an enterprise agreement. There are several possible benefits to making an agreement of this kind. Often an employer may find that they are unhappy with the provisions in an award that would otherwise govern employment conditions. An agreement allows an employer to alter some conditions so that they are a better fit with their business. Employers may also see an advantage in having a single document which outlines all employment related rules. Agreements can contain matters such as rates of pay, dispute resolution procedures and consultative mechanisms. Under the Fair Work Act, agreements between employers and individual employees can also be made to vary certain clauses of awards. Nicholas Dibb Solicitors can assist in drafting an agreement that best suits your business’ particular needs.