The Fair Work Ombudsman also provides some useful information about Australia`s labour laws. For example, if workers` rights are changed (e.g. B by changing their sick leave or annual leave entitlements), the employer may take into account all applicable work assignments or company agreements, as well as national employment standards under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Commonwealth). National employment standards apply to many employees in Australia and set different minimum employment standards. 2. – Trade union request to adapt the conditions: this method must be applied according to the labour relations process which requires the filing of a claim which can be made either by an employer or by a worker. After one of the parties has filed a request, the parties negotiate the solution to the problem within three (3) days. If the parties reach an agreement, they will conclude in writing a new agreement on working conditions which must be signed by the parties (e.g. .