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Different types of employment contracts (1 Viewer)

rolror88

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Are the different types of employment contracts:

-Formal agreements
Can take the form of:
• Award
• Enterprise agreement
o Australian workplace agreements (AWA’s)
o Certified Agreements

-Informal agreements

I'm not sure if AWA's exist.. and if that is all the employment contracts in Australia.

I'm also trying to gather information about the advantages/disadvantages of each type of emplyment contract. Anyone have any good links?
 
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I'm pretty sure that's about it. AWAs still exist because some people signed them already before Rudd decided to ban them. So in effect, the AWAs are phased out only when all contractual obligations have ended (in said AWAs).
 

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Types of Employment

Full time work
security of payment
security of entitlements
inflexibility of hours
long hours

Part time work
some benefits and entitlements of full time work (pro-rata)
flexibility of hours
possibility of exploitation
not enough pay

Casual work
flexibility of hours
no absolute commitment
possibility of exploitation
no entitlements or benefits

Self Employed
all cashed earned is yours
flexibility of hours
no security of cash flow
no fringe benefits


Types of Employment Contracts

Award
Advantages
Sets a minimum for pay
cover all employees performing a similar job
protect employees from exploitation

Disadvantages
Inflexible
prevention of recognition of initiative

Enterprise Agreement
Advantages
consultation with, and involvement of employees
possibility of improved pay and conditions
access to training
greater flexibility

Disadvantages
Undermine award standard, with some employees working longer hours
possibility of job losses
greater inequity in wage rates between employees

Individual Workplace Agreements
Advantages
Increased Pay
Flexible workplace agreements
Individual initiative rewarded

Disadvantages
Possible reduction in entitlements
Abandon the protection of an award
possible exploitation due to unfair bargaining positions

Common Law Contracts
Advantages
right to sue for compensation if the employment conditions are not met
flexibility to suit the varied needs of the individual
include informal agreements
individual initiative rewarded

Disadvantages
no union representation
possible exploitation of employees due to unfair bargaining positions
expense of any court case













That's just from my commerce notes. If you need them ? :D
 

danielleh

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sounds like your doing the same assignment as i am

the guy above has the right list of employment contracts:awards, enterprise agreements and common law contracts

if your getting your notes from a textbook, it will be out of date because the new laws have only just come in (1st July 2009)

you should go onto the fair work australia website, and it will give you an overview on awards and enterprise agreements

also cheack out this site for advantages and disadvantages: Australian Workers Union Greater NSW : Your Rights: Employment Contracts , although, it might be a bit out of date

common law is the hardest thing to find info on because its not regulated by the government, so it won't be on the fair work australia site, so you need to search the internet for info on this one - but its just a basic contract of employment


hope this helps :)
 

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