Victoria Legal Aid Enterprise Agreement

Flexible work will be clarified and protected by the merger of all existing provisions into a specific part of the new agreement. Workers no longer have to work for 12 months before requesting flexible working time arrangements. If the agreement is approved, it will be submitted to the Fair Work Commission for formal approval. If you have any questions about the VPS contract, please email vpsagreement2020@dpc.vic.gov.au (External Link). The VLA Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020 sets the terms and conditions for VLA staff. The agreement was certified by the Fair Work Commission in July 2017. If you would like an alternative and accessible format, please contact Resourcing and Recruitment on (03) 9269 0602. A full list of changes to the current agreement and a copy of the final agreement are attached. Our professional legal training program provides training and learning opportunities to equip our lawyers with the skills and knowledge they need to provide our preferred clients with a holistic and quality service. The program helps lawyers keep abreast of legal knowledge and developments and meet their obligations for local certificates of practice. Benefits for workers under the new enterprise agreement include annual wage increases, a new mobility premium, higher overtime rates and night work allowances, as well as more parental leave.

The community and public sector union and the government have agreed on a package that aims to reward you for your important work, while ensuring that public services can be made more responsive. Take some time to review the proposed agreement before the vote. There are many opportunities for professional development at Victoria Legal Aid. These include: You can name to package up to $15,899 per year for general expenses such as your mortgage, rent, credit card or even phone and electricity bill. Another amount can be packaged for entertainment/meeting place and accommodation meals. We also support our lawyers who apply to be accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a specialist lawyer by taking course and application fees and offering study leave. We support you through organized study groups and presentations by our in-house team of specialized lawyers.