Can your business benefit from the Better Offer Overall Test (BOOT)?

On December 6, 2022 the Fair Work Act was amended through the introduction of the ‘Secure Jobs, Better Pay’ Act 2022. The amendments include reassessment of how the Better Off Overall Test is applied, to reflect a global assessment of pay and conditions.

The amendments also provide for the replacement of overly technical pre-approval steps where a genuine agreement has been reached between employers and employees that is in line with the principles of the Fair Work Commission.

There were also changes made to improve the process for initiating bargaining and accessing support when bargaining.

Join Business Chamber Queensland’s webinar in partnership with Gilchrist Connell to understand how bargaining can be initiated, changes in the Better Off Overall Test (BOOT) and how employers can take advantage of these changes. The webinar will cover:

  • changes to the Better Off Overall Test (BOOT)
  • how to initiate bargaining by a single bargaining representative
  • what Fair Work Commission (FWC) will consider when approving agreements
  • simplifying enterprise agreement approval requirements
  • ‘Supported Bargaining Stream’ – previously the low-paid bargaining stream

Hear from experts and apply this information in practice when making changes in the workplace.


Webinar details:

Topic: Can your business benefit from the Better Off Overall Test (BOOT)?

Date: Friday, May 19

Time: 10:00am to 11:00am

Zoom webinar

Business Chamber Queensland member price: FREE

Non-member: $75

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Mark Curran – Principal - Gilchrist Connell

Mark is a highly experienced employment lawyer, advising and assisting employers of all types across a wide range of industries. Mark appears as an advocate in the Fair Work Commission, both at first instance and on appeal. He is known for approaching matters practically and pragmatically, in a timely fashion and his leading expertise is widely recognised in the profession.

Ezra Pyers – Senior Workplace Relations Consultant

Ezra is an experienced Workplace Relations and Human Resources Advisor across multiple industries including hospitality, fuel retail, government and not-for-profit.

Prior to joining Business Chamber Queensland, Ezra was the Employment Relations Manager with the Queensland Trucking Association, the peak employer association for the Queensland Road transport sector. In this role, he also supported Queensland businesses in the bus and waste sectors, advocating for members at both state and national levels.

Alex Greig – Workplace Relations Consultant

Alex brings a diverse range of knowledge and experience to the Workplace Services team at Business Chamber Queensland. He holds a Bachelor in Laws from Queensland University of Technology and has previously worked for the Fair Work Ombudsman providing a wide range of technical knowledge to employers, as well as experience in the Enforcement Division as an Assessment Officer, assessing complaints made to the Ombudsman's Office.

Acknowledgement of Country

Business Chamber Queensland respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands from across Queensland and the Torres Strait. We acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal people as the Traditional Custodians of Meanjin (Brisbane), the lands where our office is located and the place we meet, work and learn. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.