This document is a greenfields agreement. This is an enterprise agreement that is made in relation to a new enterprise of the employer or employers before any employees are employed. This can either be a single enterprise agreement or a multi-enterprise agreement. The parties to a greenfields agreement are the employer (or employers in a multi-enterprise greenfields agreement) and one or more relevant employee associations (usually a trade union).
Under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), an enterprise can mean any kind of business, activity, project or undertaking.
The agreement will be subject to the usual “better off overall” test
This document has been authored for Lexis Nexis and is authorised by Finlaysons law firm, Adelaide.
This document is prepared with the assistance of Specialist Editor Justine Turnbull, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw Australia.