The attached circular provides an update about the most recent developments.
The good news is that businesses with pre-24 April 2014 enterprise agreements do not have to create a new enterprise agreement to become Code compliant. However, for businesses with agreements made after that time, or proposing to make a new agreement, the current processing delays means that we strongly recommend acting sooner rather than later to get a Code assessment. We have already had several clients involved in protracted negotiations who are now in ‘limbo’ awaiting Code assessments. When tied in with union activity (including protected industrial action), and increasing employee dissatisfaction as these processes drag on, this can become a serious IR consideration.
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