If a job has a registered contract, the premium does not apply. However, the Fair Work Commission can also help employers and workers who take their “New Approaches” program. Learn more about the new approaches on the Fair Labour Commission website. Registered contracts apply until they are terminated or replaced. The rate cap has imposed greater financial moderation on boards, which is why many are looking for efficiencies in enterprise agreement negotiations. This goal was achieved through close coordination with negotiators and collaborators, with strong support and informed advice from HR Legal, namely Dan Feldman and Phoebe Tolich. In 2016, the Alpine Shire Council successfully negotiated a three-year wage freeze with its employees as part of the enterprise agreement process. In addition, HR Legal always advises in a timely manner on a wide range of industrial relations issues. We continue to use HR Legal and I would recommend their services to other boards.