United States: Enterprise Bargaining: Can Employers Still Grow A Forest From A Few Seeds?

Last Updated: November 17 2017
Article by Ben Dudley and Stephen Crilly
Most Read Contributor in United States, January 2018

Employers will need to be prepared for close scrutiny of enterprise agreements that use a "small group" or "seed group" approach, following a number of recent developments in enterprise bargaining. The recent Federal Court decision in CFMEU v One Key sounds a cautionary note for the "seed group" strategy that some employers have been using in recent years.

In recent blogs, we have been looking at recent trends in enterprise bargaining including issues about how the group of employees covered by an agreement is selected. The trends include:

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