A Greenfields agreement is an enterprise agreement for a new employer or employer business before the workers are employed. This can be either an individual enterprise agreement or an agreement with several companies. The parties to a Greenfields agreement are the employer (or employer in a Greenfields agreement with several companies) and one or more workers` organizations involved (usually a union). The Fair Work Commission must settle for a negotiating decision: before the employer can vote on the employee agreement, it must ensure that, for the first time, compulsory severance pay is included as a basic condition for all workers from 1 January 2010. Redundancies occur when an employer no longer needs a particular task. This means that all tasks of an organization are removed or that the obligations are distributed among existing staff members. A worker may have an individual employment contract or, if unionized, is covered by a relevant collective agreement. If necessary, the Commission for Fair Work can adopt a negotiating decision on the proposed agreement. A negotiating settlement will include measures that the Fair Work Commission must take, measures that should not be taken and other issues that the Commission deems necessary for fair work to promote fair and effective negotiations. Premiums cover an entire sector or occupation and, together with National Employment Standards (NES), provide a safety net for minimum wages and conditions of employment.
Business agreements can be tailored to the needs of some companies. An enterprise agreement is an agreement on permissible issues: an individual enterprise agreement is concluded between a single employer (or more than two employers with only one interest) and workers who are employed at the time of the agreement and who are covered by the agreement. Employers with a common interest are employers who are in a joint venture or joint venture or who are related companies. They may also be employers approved by the Commission for fair work as an employer with a single interest, which can be either franchised or by other employers, if the Minister of Labour has made a statement.