At the law firm NJORD, we have extensive experience in legal advice in relation to collective agreements. We support you by giving you an overview of the conditions of your employees. Our lawyers advise on both collective agreement rights and rights arising from other countries. Collective agreements also include decisions on working time and overtime pay. Trade Union Pro`s collective agreements include, for example, agreements on shift work differences, travel allowances, sick pay, maternity leave benefits, leave pay and child care benefits. In Fibreboard, the Supreme Court held that an employer`s decision to allocate part of its activities, after its three-part analysis, was a mandatory bargaining topic. First, subcontracting is in the literal sense of the NLRA`s term “conditions of employment.” Second, the fact that subcontracting is a subject of compulsory bargaining has an impact on the objectives of the NRL, putting “a crucial problem for work and management in the framework most conducive to industrial peace by Congress” – collective bargaining. Third, other employers in the same sector have looked at contract awarding in negotiations, rather than leaving it to the discretion of management. In his agreement, Justice Potter Stewart added that issues “at the heart of corporate control,” such as decisions on “investment capital commitment and the fundamental volume of the business,” are not mandatory bargaining topics. Sections 8(a) (5) and 8 (b) (3) of the LNRA define the absence of collective bargaining as an unfair labour practice (29 U.S.C.A.
158, [b]). The aggrieved party may submit a fee for unfair labour practices to the NNRB, which has the power to prevent or stop the practice of unfair labour practices. Collective agreements are used to supplement legislation or to negotiate scope-specific contracts. The main principle is that collective agreements cannot contain terms that are less than the statutory requirements. When the employer offers individual terms to the employee, the employer must negotiate in good faith and give the worker the time and opportunity to advise himself independently, such as when an employer offers an individual employment contract to a worker.