The Australian Competition Authority releases its class exemption program allowing small businesses to collectively bargain

Collective bargaining by small business facilitated by class exemption* From today, small businesses, franchisees and fuel retailers can use the ACCC’s class exemption for collective bargaining. This class exemption, which is the first made by the ACCC, will allow collective negotiation without first having to seek ACCC approval. The class exemption applies to businesses and independent contractors who form, or are members of, a bargaining group, and who each had turnover of less than $10 million in the financial year before the bargaining group was formed. This covers more than 98 per cent of Australian

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Australian Competition Authority, The Australian Competition Authority releases its class exemption program allowing small businesses to collectively bargain, 3 June 2021, e-Competitions June 2021, Art. N° 101014

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