Tag Archives: enterprise agreements

Australia: The new NERR – another bargaining stumbling block?

From 3 April 2017, there is a new look to the most controversial form in enterprise bargaining – the notice of employee representational rights (NERR). The NERR is the form an employer must use to notify employees, when enterprise bargaining … Continue reading

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Australia: The right to vote – casual academics and enterprise bargaining

In brief Two recent decisions have provided some important guidance on the obligation for employers to include, or not include, casual employees in enterprise bargaining processes under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Act).1 These cases are of particular relevance to … Continue reading

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Australia: Full Bench in Aurizon turns tide on enterprise agreement terminations

In brief A recent decision of the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has overturned previous authority and rejected the notion that it will generally be inappropriate to terminate an expired enterprise agreement during bargaining. Rather, the Full Bench … Continue reading

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Australia: Enterprise bargaining – recent trends and issues

  In brief Two issues relating to collective bargaining – the variation of enterprise agreements and requirements relating to the content of notices of employee representational rights – are currently before the Federal Court and the full bench of the … Continue reading

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