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Employee

Employee

Definition

A person that’s hired to provide a service to a company either on a full-time, part-time or casual basis in exchange for payment. Other known terms: staff and worker.
Employer association

Employer association

Definition

Organisation’s for employers that are set up to help protect the interest of its members. There are many different types of employer associations available to employers based on the industry the employer is in.
Employment

Employment

Definition

Employment is the relationship between an employee and employer where an employee performs work at the employer’s direction in exchange for payment.
Employment contract

Employment contract

Definition

An employment contract is an agreement between an employer and employee that sets out terms and conditions of employment. A contract can be in writing or verbal. Other known term: contract of employment.
Enterprise agreement

Enterprise agreement

Definition

An enterprise agreement sets out minimum employment conditions and can apply to one business or a group of businesses.
See also: Registered agreement
Enterprise award

Enterprise award

Definition

An enterprise award is an award that applies to one or more businesses and its employees.
Enterprise Bargaining

Enterprise Bargaining

Definition

The process of negotiation generally between the employer, employees and their bargaining representatives with the goal of making an enterprise agreement.
Equal remuneration order

Equal remuneration order

Definition

Introduced by the Fair Work Commission to resolve the issue of pay gaps between certain types of employees that are covered by the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.