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One of the most controversial parts of the Federal Government’s recent workplace reforms include the introduction of multi-employer bargaining. Will these changes open the door to crippling industrial action across entire sectors? If so, how can employers best prepare themselves f

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One of the most controversial parts of the Federal Government’s recent workplace reforms include the introduction of multi-employer bargaining. Will these changes open the door to crippling industrial action across entire sectors? If so, how can employers best prepare themselves for what is coming? It’s never been more important to be across the new landscape and what they mean for the Australian workforce. This session provides a deep dive into bargaining, including:

  • Increased power of unions to initiate bargaining
  • Bargaining in ‘good faith’ – what is involved?
  • Expanding the operation of multi-employer bargaining:
    • which businesses are eligible?
    • powers of the Minister to declare an industry is eligible for supported multi-employer bargaining
    • will this new approach drag business owners into expensive and arduous bargaining negotiations?
    • businesses bargaining together – how will this work in practice? Is it anti-competitive?
  • How has the Better Off Overall Test changed?
  • Tips and traps in navigating bargaining negotiations in the new landscape

Presented By

Nick Ruskin
Partner, K&L Gates Melbourne, Vic

Nick is a Partner of K&L Gates Global Labour, Employment and Workplace Safety practice in Melbourne.

Nick practises in a range of sectors including education, health, retail, government and finance.

His experience in labour relations stretches back before his time as a lawyer when he was an industrial relations practitioner and advocate working for industrial organisations.

He has been an external consultant to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva and has delivered an address at the United Nations in New York on Australian Workplace Standards in an international context.

His practice is both litigious and advisory and he brings to it an enthusiasm for legal strategy and a practical application of the law.

Since 2008, Nick has been named by Best Lawyers (as published in the Australian Financial Review) as one of the top lawyers in Australia.  He is also a highly recommended lawyer in the PLC Which Lawyer, is recognised as a leading lawyer in employment law by Chambers Global and is named in the Guide to the World's leading Labour and Employment lawyers.

Nick was the recipient of the Australian Human Resources Institute Medal in 2013.

Who Should Attend?

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

CPD Information

Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD unit/point – substantive law . This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion. WA lawyers – Please note that TEN is unable to verify your completion of recorded webinars to the Legal Practice Board of WA. TEN is an accredited provider.

Enquiries/Assistance

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: [email protected]

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