Australia: Enterprise Bargaining under the Fair Work Act - Register your interest
Last Updated: 1 April 2014
Date: 31 Dec 2014
Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm
Location: Level 27, QV1 Building, 250 St. George's Terrace, Perth
Presenter(s): Glen Bartlett
Contact: Elizabeth Lugg, 03 9286 6722, Contact Client Training
Cost: $1,183 per person
$1,065 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$1,006 per person if in a group of three or more
Register for Enterprise Bargaining under the Fair Work Act - Register your interest

Dates are scheduled on a needs basis. To register your interest please contact us.

Under the Fair Work Act employers face new and complex challenges in the way they approach enterprise bargaining. Many critical changes have been made to the legal framework, including:

  • How bargaining may commence
  • The ability of each and every employee to appoint a bargaining representative
  • Various applications bargaining representatives can make to the Fair Work Commission
  • Content which may be included in enterprise agreements
  • Changes to the safety net (National Employment Standards and Modern Awards)
  • The requirement to bargaining in good faith
  • The process to have agreements by the Fair Work Commission.

Unions have trained their delegates who are responsible for bargaining and in some cases produced comprehensive bargaining manuals. The right people within your organisation must be equipped with the skills to both understand the enterprise bargaining regime in Australia and maximise opportunities for the business to effectively negotiate with its workforce.

What we'll cover

This workshop will explore the critical changes to the Fair Work Act and include:

  • Informative sessions with a negotiation expert
  • A guest speaker on "inside the Fair Work Commission" and bargaining
  • IR strategy, bargaining related industrial action and the process for registration of enterprise agreements.

Particular consideration will be given to the Fair Work Commission's perspective on enterprise bargaining, including the approach it takes towards the approval of enterprise agreements and which employees should be covered by an agreement.

What you'll learn

  • A hands on practical approach to understanding employer requirements and responsibilities.
  • Workbook of materials including checklists, and the Clayton Utz Enterprise Bargaining booklet.

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