With Federal Government Industrial Relations policy coming increasingly under the spotlight, QSR Media asked regular contributor, Steve Champion, Director of employee relations consultancy ER Strategies, to explain what opportunities and limitations existed in relation to enterprise agreements under the Fair Work Act. Champion replied that, in his view, there was little logical scope for QSR operators to want to enter into enterprise agreements. “The first and biggest hurdle is that an enterprise agreement must leave every employee ‘better-off-overall’ than the award. This BOOT test is primarily a financial test. So any agreement is most likely going to cost the operator more than the award.