Australia’s Fair Work Commission has produced a guide to assist employers and employees to ensure their enterprise agreements are fully compliant with current legislation before they are lodged.
The guide offers information on the 20 most common mistakes made in enterprise agreements and explains how to avoid them. It also outlines changes to the statutory framework, the time it takes for the FWC to approve agreements, explains the Commission’s Agreement Triage Process and provides other tools to help streamline the process.
“The volume of non-compliant agreement applications has more than doubled since 2016,” the Fair Work Commission explained. “While it takes time and resources, the Commission routinely seeks to work with parties to remedy these defects rather than the alternative option of dismissing the applications, which would require the parties to recommence bargaining.”