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Enterprise bargaining is the process of negotiation generally between the employer, employees and their bargaining representatives with the goal of making an agreement. The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) establishes an often confusing set of rules and obligations about how an enterprise bargaining process is to occur, including rules about bargaining, the content of enterprise agreements, and how an enterprise agreement is made and approved. This process is often very overwhelming for employers and HR managers.

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There are many things that can go wrong during this process which may lead to bargaining disputes – a risk for businesses financially and legally. You may not know where to begin and need help developing agreements that can be used to set a precedent, or help developing HR and retention strategies. Going through weeks and maybe even months of discussion to create a fair enterprise agreement takes a lot of industrial knowledge and negotiation skills to work effectively through the issues of both sides – it’s a massive task.

NRA Legal supports your business and provides advice that is tailored to your needs, including acting as your bargaining agent in future negotiations and assisting with strategy, communications, negotiation and implementation.

Our industry insights and experience bargaining in highly unionised workforces mean we can assist you to achieve effective outcomes for your business.

It's no secret that these agreements can often be misunderstood, so with a team of experienced lawyers on your side, you can feel confident knowing that you always have experts acting on your behalf.

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