Enterprise Agreement Making

EI was instrumental in implementing the first small business EA in NSW, and is today Australia’s most trusted provider of workplace agreements for SMEs.

We can help you with:

  • Drafting and lodging fair EAs tailored to your workplace
  • Good faith bargaining
  • Representation before Fair Work Australia
  • Advice on matters arising from changes to state and federal laws.

We understand that frequent regulatory changes are challenging for employers. EI’s legal team is expert in developing tailored workplace agreements that ensure you’re well positioned to navigate any future changes in the law.

What benefits could an EA bring to your business?

Stability – workplace agreements give you stability by allowing you to bed down the workplace conditions and wages for your employees for up to 4 years.

Simplicity – you can replace layers of compliance and multiple awards, including new Modern Awards, with one, easy to understand agreement.

Flexibility – Enterprise Agreements are significantly more flexible than award provisions, so you and your employees can negotiate a win-win agreement in which your staff are better able to balance their work/life commitments and you can still fulfil the operational requirements of your business.

Efficiency – consolidating rates of pay enables you to predict labour costs more easily and gives you the ability to roster more staff at busier times.

Offset award provisions – Enterprise Agreements can provide for aggregate flat rates of pay that incorporate loadings for a selection of penalties and allowances found within the award. You can provide your employees with a range of monetary and non-monetary benefits to offset award provisions.

Employee benefits – you can provide your employees with greater work and career progression opportunities.

Watch our video on Enterprise Agreement Making.

To find out more about enterprise agreements, contact us via email or call us on (02) 8030 8888.