Zombie agreements given an end date
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has released the details of over 100,000 ‘zombie agreements’. These zombie agreements will automatically be terminated (referred to as sunsetting) on 7 December 2023, unless an extension is approved by the FWC. Employers with employees covered under a ‘zombie agreement’, must give each such employee a written notice on or before 6 June 2023, containing the following:
- The employee is covered under the ‘zombie agreement’; and
- The ‘zombie agreement’ will terminate on 7 December 2023 unless an extension request is made to extend the default period; and
- This sunsetting process commenced on 7 December 2022
Employers who wish to apply for an extension of a ‘zombie agreements’ must do so through the FWC before 6 December 2023.
Once a zombie agreement ‘sunsets’ on 7 December 2023, any employees who remained covered by the Agreement will be have their minimum terms and conditions determined by the relevant Modern Award.
Mazars are able to assist employers work through the sunsetting process for these zombie agreements, including seeking an extension if required. If you would like assistance please contact our HR consulting division on 1300 200 725.
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