Company agreements are collective agreements concluded at company level between employers and employees on working and employment conditions. The Fair Work Commission can provide information on the process of establishing company agreements and evaluate and approve agreements. We can also look at disputes that arise over the terms of the agreements. Company agreements are agreements concluded at company level which lay down the minimum working conditions applicable to a group of workers and to an employer. Fair Work Commission publishes company agreements on this website. If you have searched and cannot find an agreement, first go to our document search and try to search for full-text agreements. Modern awards are a safety net of minimum conditions for an entire industry or job, for example the General Retail Industry Award 2010 applies to retail. If a job has a company agreement, the modern price does not apply. Company agreements and bonuses apply in conjunction with National Employment Standards (“NES”). The NES applies to all employees (with the exception of staff of the Land Government and municipal councils) and they cannot be superseded by an arbitration award or agreement. For example, the rate of pay contained in a company agreement cannot be legally lower than the minimum set in the bonus in question and your entitlement to annual leave under a bonus or company agreement must not be less than the right to annual leave under the NES. The SDA is highly experienced in negotiating corporate agreements and has been doing so for over 20 years with major retailers, fast food operators, storage and distribution chains and manufacturers.
Among the agreements negotiated by the SDA in operation are: contact the Ombudsman for Fair Work to understand the minimum wages and conditions that apply to you. Many workers in retail, fast food, and warehousing and distribution are covered by company agreements negotiated by the SDA. Modern distinctions span an entire industry or profession and provide a safety net of minimum wage rates and terms and conditions of employment. . . .