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Get Ready for the Future of Workplace Bargaining!

With the introduction of the Secure Jobs Better Pay Act, Closing Loopholes Act, and Closing Loopholes No. 2 Act, the way employers and employees negotiate and finalise agreements is evolving. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know: 1. Delegates’ Rights Term Starting 1 July 2024, all agreements must include a delegates’ rights term, ensuring workplace delegates have the rights outlined in section 350C of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). If the term in your agreement is less favourable than that in a modern award, the award term will apply. 2. Genuine Agreement Changes Effective from 6 June 2023, new principles ensure that employees genuinely agree to enterprise agreements. Employers must follow a Statement of Principles to confirm that employees have a sufficient interest and are representative of the agreement's coverage. 3. Better Off Overall Test (BOOT) For agreements made on or after 6 June 2023, the BOOT is getting a makeover! The Commission can amend or reconsider agreements to ensure they pass the BOOT, considering an assessment of whether employees are better off under the enterprise agreement than the modern award. 4. Multi-Enterprise Agreements From 6 June 2023, there are three types of multi-enterprise agreements: Supported bargaining agreements Single interest employer agreements Cooperative workplaces agreements Before requesting a vote on a multi-enterprise agreement, employers need written agreement from all relevant employee organisations or a voting request order from the Commission. 5. Transitioning Agreements Starting 27 February 2024, employers can transition from a supported bargaining agreement or a single interest employer agreement to a single enterprise agreement before its nominal expiry date. Written agreement from all relevant employee organisations or a voting request order is required before requesting a vote. About Essential HR Simplify HR processes, stay compliant & maximise performance Unlock the full potential of your business by harnessing the power of Essential HR. We understand the intricate demands that arise when you bring talented individuals on board, and we're here to guide you every step of the way.   Managing a workforce can be a daunting task, but with our proven HR solutions, you can navigate the complexities with ease. Our team of HR & recruitment professionals boasts an impressive track record, having excelled in senior management roles across various organisations.   No matter the scale or urgency of your HR needs, we've got you covered. Our flexible services can be customised to suit your unique requirements, whether it's a one-time project, an immediate workplace issue, or a long-term HR partnership.   email us now at hr@esshr.com.au

Get Ready for the Future of Workplace Bargaining!
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