Issue 4 2021 - New Consultation Guidance Notes – Free Resource

Updated: Jun 28

EMA Consulting has published complimentary and user-friendly Guidance Notes on Consultation. They join the suite of useful resources available free on EMA Consulting’s webpage. The notes contain practical explanations and useful examples of when and how and employer can fulfil its obligations –and potentially avoid disputes, delays and penalties – when introducing change.


Did you know that EMA Consulting publishes a range of useful resources and guidance notes on the Resources tab of its webpage? These cover topics such as restructures, enterprise bargaining, and casual employment.

Latest in the suite is a comprehensive general guide to an employer’s obligations to consult in various circumstances.

In the last year, we have noticed a general increase in complaints and reported cases alleging non-compliance with consultation obligations in awards, agreements and legislation. We have also encountered clients reluctant to embrace them because of other pressures.

Formal consultation obligations are not merely aspirational – if they are not done correctly delays will inevitably follow and civil (pecuniary) penalties are a real possibility. Our Notes explain your obligations, the limits of consultation, and practical suggestions and examples of how to go about it effectively.

To review and download our Guidance Notes on Consultation, click this link to the Resources page on our website and explore under the heading Downloads.

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If you require further information or specific advice about your situation, please contact one of our consultants.