Recorded Webinar: A Deep Dive into Enterprise Agreements: From Negotiations to Certification


18th June 2019

Duration:  approx.  90 minutes

Getting an Enterprise Agreement approved by the Fair Work Commission is a technical, time consuming and difficult process.  This session will review what employers and lawyers should know when drafting an Enterprise Agreement, including:

  • Rules of engagement: initiating bargaining, appointing representatives, good faith obligations

  • Getting the NERR right:

    • when do you need to give a NERR?

    • working through the technical requirements

    • consequences of a flawed NERR

  • Who can be a bargaining representative?

  • Permitted versus unpermitted matters for enterprise agreements

  • How to review Enterprise Agreements to ensure they are consistent with the National Employment Standards

  • Applying the better off overall test:

    • identifying the most appropriate award

    • what is a designated class of employees?

  • Dispute resolution options when the parties can’t agree:

    • Section 240 application to the FWC

    • FWC “New Approaches” stream

    • external mediation

  • Case study - A practical study of the Fair Work Commission checklist published with the BJS Labour Hire Pty Ltd Enterprise Agreement, what learnings can we apply?

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Alison Baker, Partner, Hall & Wilcox, Melbourne

Alison has 18 years’ experience in a wide-ranging employment practice, advising private sector and public sector clients on all aspects of employment, industrial relations and human resources law, and work health and safety law. She also advises private and public sector organisations on the application of privacy legislation.

Alison has been recognised in The Best Lawyers in Australia in employee benefits law every year since 2014 and as a recommended employment lawyer in Victoria in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession and the 2018 edition of the Legal 500 Asia Pacific.  She has been a finalist in 2016 and 2017 for the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards, Workplace Relations.

Clients appreciate the easy-to-deal-with and solutions-focused approach that Alison brings when assisting them to navigate a complex and highly regulated legal environment.  Alison provides legal advice and assistance that is technically excellent but which always gives consideration to a client’s goals and imperatives, including financial, commercial and reputational considerations.


This webinar is suitable for HR professionals, lawyers practising in employment law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

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 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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