Workplace Relations Advice

Providing expert advice to give you peace of mind for your business

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Master Electricians Australia is your one-stop-shop for advice regarding workplace relations issues. We’re your trusted business partner when you need help in your business.

As a Master Electrician you have unlimited Workplace Relations support when you need it – all included as part of your membership with no hidden costs.

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Supporting members with workplace relations advice for over 82 years


Across Australia, many businesses are not aware of their employment compliance obligations, whilst others struggle to comprehend and implement them.

We appreciate it is incredibly overwhelming to keep abreast of government regulations, penalties and fines, as well as compliance – all which can potentially cost you thousands of dollars.  The Australian employment compliance landscape is complex  – so let us support you to achieve peace of mind and protect your business.

We support you with:
  • Access to COVID-19 resources including advice, processes and procedures, webinar updates and check lists
  • Unlimited access to our WR Hotline Advice service at no extra cost
  • Advice covering complex employment relations and work, health and safety issues
  • Interpreting Awards and legislation
  • Advice on the Fair Work Act and your obligations
  • Negotiation assistance and advice for:
    • Enterprise agreements
    • Industrial disputes
    • Matters before the Fair Work Commission
  • Employment contracts, workplace policies, dismissal process, dispute matters and relevant documentation
  • Legislation and industry updates as and when they happen
  • Understanding (wage) rates of pay, minimum wage and employee entitlements
  • Other workplace relations matters

Our members also have access to a suite of fact sheets and employment guidance reports which have been developed to equip you with the tools you need to successfully manage your employees.

We have employment advice ready for you, so that you can get on with the job.

Not yet a member and need advice?

MEA members have unlimited access to our workplace relations, safety and technical advice hotline plus exclusive savings and tools to improve your business performance.
  • Don’t get caught out paying for workplace relations services that you get for FREE, as part of your membership. Click to compare >>

    If you are approached by organisations providing Workplace Relations services, before signing anything, please call MEA. It has been reported that members have signed expensive ($9,000 pa+) 5 year, locked-in contracts for services that they already receive as a Master Electrician.

    Call MEA before you sign so we can discuss the options with you!

    Master Electricians vs Market Competitor

    Master Electricians  *Market Competitor (from $9,000+ pa)
    Advice Unlimited calls to our Workplace Relations, Technical and Safety hotline. Advice on employment relations and workplace health and safety.
    Award Summary Provided at no cost – and posted to you upon request. Limited summary notes.
    Advocacy Local, state and federal advocacy and representation with regulators and government. Not included.
    Australian Standards 14 Australian Standards (including AS/NZS 3000:2018). Not included.
    Representation Unlimited advice on dismissals and redundancy processes. Legal assistance and representation provided. Legal assistance and representation provided.
    Fair Work Representation Included as part of your membership. Not included.
    SWMS 10 SMWMs available to all members. Not included.
    Workplace Relations Advice Wages updates via email and 24/7 access via Members’ section of our website.

    Tailored documents are available including employee contracts, handbooks, policies and forms, and provide guidance on using them.

    Documents and processes are reviewed to identify areas of non-compliance.

    Tailored documents are available including employee contracts, handbooks, policies and forms, and provide guidance on using them.

     Insurance Business insurance discounts and specialised risk analysis from Comsure Insurance Brokers. e.g. Professional Indemnity and Public Liability.

    50% off Insurer’s premium rates for Management Liability.

    Not included.
     Member Benefits A range of benefits including:

    • 15% off all Telstra business plans
    • Legal advice (first 20 minutes free)
    • Xero accounting software (20% discount)
    • Fleet discounts
    • Access to business coaching + much more.
     Not included.

    *Information is for illustrative purposes, correct at time of issue and based on examples provided to us by members.
    ^Additional fees apply for ME Safety Essential and ME Safety Pro. 50% off the Insurer’s standard annual premium rate for MLI Insurance through Comsure (subject to Insurer’s underwriting acceptance).

Need help?

An unexpected issue arises which you need advice or information

On the spot advice

We will provide you with advice as well as follow up with any relevant documentation

Webinars

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Contact the MEA Workplace Relations Team

Call 1300 889 198 or Email workplacerelations@mea.asn.au