Employers, workers and their negotiators are involved in the process of negotiating a proposed company agreement. An employer must inform its employees of the right to be represented by a negotiator during the negotiation of a company agreement (with the exception of an agreement in the green meadow) as soon as possible and no later than 14 days after the date of notification of the agreement (normally start of negotiations). Notification must be made to any current employee who is covered by the company agreement. The rate of pay of a worker under an undertaking agreement may not be lower than the corresponding rate of pay under the modern bonus which would apply to the worker or under a national provision of the minimum wage. Company negotiations are usually the process of negotiation between the employer, workers and their negotiators with the aim of concluding a company agreement. The Fair Work Act 2009 sets out a number of clear rules and obligations on how this process is to take place, including the rules for negotiation, the content of company agreements and how an agreement is concluded and approved. The Full Bench said: “As in this case, this can have repercussions on many procedures to determine whether or not there has been a genuine agreement under Article 186(2)(a) and whether the agreement can therefore be approved, which the Commission must try to examine more closely when the actual facts become apparent.” Organisations that are negotiators (employers, employers` organisations and trade unions) in favour of a proposed company agreement must disclose certain financial benefits that they (or certain close persons) could (or could obtain) because of the duration of the proposed agreement. PETER Robertson, Principal Workplace Relations Consultant at AMMA, reviews a recent decision by Full Bench in which the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) successfully appealed the approval of a company agreement. A company agreement enters into force seven days after the approval of the Fair Work Commission or at a later date, in accordance with the agreement. From that date, an employee`s terms and conditions derive from the company agreement. The Union`s Approach is very different with regard to companies, in particular those operating in the `Union EBA sector` (which is not clearly defined by the Union or by current market forces), without a signed agreement on trade union enterprises (EBA) having been signed at present. .