A scope order defines which employer(s) and employees are covered by a proposed single-enterprise agreement. If a bargaining representative has concerns about the bargaining process, they can apply for a scope order using Form F31.
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Before you start
Have this information ready before you begin. You will need to give or tell us:
- your details
- your organisation's details (if applying on behalf of an organisation)
- your representative's details, such as a lawyer or paid agent (if you are using one)
- details of the person or business you want the order against (the 'respondent')
- details of the group of employees you want the scope order to cover
- proof that you are meeting, or have met, the good faith bargaining requirements
- how the order will help make the bargaining process fair and efficient
- a copy of the written notice of concerns you gave the other bargaining representative(s).
Who can use this form
Only use this form if you are:
- a bargaining representative for a proposed single-enterprise agreement
And you have:
- already given your concerns in writing to the relevant bargaining representatives for the agreement AND
- already given the relevant bargaining representatives a reasonable time to respond AND
- not received an appropriate response.
You cannot apply if there is a single interest employer authorisation in place for the agreement.
What happens next?
You must send (‘serve’) a copy of your application to each respondent listed in the application.
After we receive your application, we will contact you to explain the next steps in the process.
Rules and regulations for this form
Fair Work Act 2009: Section 238
Fair Work Commission Rules 2013: Rule 29