Unlike distinctions that provide similar standards for all workers in the entire sector covered by a given distinction, collective agreements generally apply only to workers of an employer. However, a short-term cooperation agreement (e.g. B on a construction site) occasionally leads to an agreement between several employers and workers. As a general rule, a company agreement has the following advantages: a negotiator is a person or organization that can designate any party to the company agreement to represent it during the negotiation process. The Fair Work Commission examines company agreements to determine illegal content. The Fair Work Commission cannot approve a company agreement containing illegal content. A final point with regard to contracts is that it may be desirable for certain issues to be dealt with in employers` policy and not in a formal contract. Guidelines can be changed unilaterally by an employer if they give employees reasonable notice, while contracts can only be changed by agreement (explicit or implied). To approve a company agreement, the Fair Work Commission must be satisfied that a company agreement covers a number of issues ranging from rates of pay to terms of employment to dispute resolution procedures. Based on the requirements of the FWC, a company agreement should contain the following points: For more information on how to negotiate in good faith and conduct good practice negotiations, see the Fair Work Ombudsman Best Practice Guide – Improving workplace productivity in bargaining.