Enterprise Agreement Date Calculator

Since then, the decision of the CBI Constructors has been implemented by the Commission by refusing to approve other agreements that do not meet this strict seven-day requirement. For example, a company agreement was not approved in Civica BPO Pty Ltd [2018] FWC 4376 if employees were not informed seven clear calendar days in advance before the vote. In this case, the employer had the union`s assistance in obtaining approval of the agreement and had taken steps to ensure compliance with the agreement, including by invoking a “date calculator” available on the Commission`s website, in order to set an appropriate timetable for the execution of the vote. Due to the date of this application and the decision made in CBI Constructors, the date calculator has not been modified to reflect the requirement of seven “clear calendar days”. In light of the decision of the CBI Constructors, the Commission has contacted employers who have recently submitted company agreements for approval if the application does not meet the strict technical requirements. These employers have been asked to withdraw their applications, which means that the entire voting and authorization process would have to start again, which can be costly and time-consuming. The Fair Work Commission can also help employers and workers negotiate with their New Approaches programme. Read more about The New Approaches on the Fair Work Commission website. Once the negotiations have been concluded and a draft company agreement has been drawn up, it must be submitted to the vote of the employees covered by the agreement. .

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