Enterprise agreements contain minimum terms of employment for a collection of employees in the workplace. These terms are often more favourable than those found in the National Employment Standards or a modern award.
An enterprise agreement can govern notice payments, redundancy payments, dispute resolution, leave entitlements, minimum rates of pay, flexible working arrangements and much more. Employees are sometimes unaware they are covered by an enterprise agreement and therefore unaware of some of the rights and entitlements that they may be able to access.
If you believe that your employer has contravened an enterprise agreement that applies to your employment, you may be entitled to recover compensation from the Fair Work Commission or the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
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