What Happens When An Enterprise Agreement Expires

For more information on how to negotiate in good faith and conduct business negotiations on best practices, see the Fair Work Ombudsman`s Best Practices Guide – Improving Workplace Productivity in Bargaining. This result continues the trend that the termination of a company agreement becomes a realistic option for employers facing difficult negotiations and a market environment where the terms of a company agreement are a major obstacle for the company. While this type of request remains an important legal case and requires convincing evidence, the status quo reflected in an expired corporate agreement should no longer be seen as set in stone. The SWC recognized that this outcome would change the context of the negotiations and favour the employer.

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