ITEAs

Individual Transitional Employee Agreements (ITEAs) were a type of workplace agreement established in March 2008 after the abolition of the ability to make new Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs). AWAs were a central feature of the previous WorkChoices system and allowed a workplace agreement to be made between an employer and an individual employee. ITEAs applied to federal system employers.

Individual Transitional Employee Agreements (ITEAs) were a type of workplace agreement established in March 2008 after the abolition of the ability to make new Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs). AWAs were a central feature of the previous WorkChoices system and allowed a workplace agreement to be made between an employer and an individual employee. ITEAs applied to federal system employers and individual employees.
 
ITEAs were introduced as an interim measure prior to the commencement of the Fair Work Act which returned the focus of the system to awards and collective agreements, rather than individual agreements. They were only available where the employer, as at 1 December 2007, employed at least one employee engaged on an AWA, a preserved individual State agreement, or a Victorian employment agreement. An ITEA had to pass a No Disadvantage Test against any collective agreement that would otherwise have applied to the employee or, if there was no such agreement, against an applicable pre-reform federal award or NAPSA.
 
The latest nominal expiry date which was allowed was 31 December 2009. However, note that an ITEA continues to exist after this date until terminated or replaced.
 
Sample documentation
 
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