Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining Seminar

Registrations are now open

Federal enterprise bargaining: Current trends and future issues


The Industrial Relations Society invites members and guests to attend an evening seminar hosted by WALGA and Sparke Helmore.


Enterprise bargaining has become a mine-field for employers trying to navigate the various provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009. This seminar will provide you with insight on:

  • recent statistics on enterprise bargaining—what does the data tell us?;
  • factors leading to the decline in enterprise bargaining;   
  • issues employers need to consider when determining if employees are better off overall; and
  • recent cases that are shaping the future of enterprise bargaining.

Speaker: Layla Langridge, Senior Associate, Sparke Helmore


Layla provides advice to government and private sector clients on employment, safety, contractual and regulatory matters. Her experience includes undertaking workplace investigations into conduct issues and whistleblower complaints as well as appearing and instructing in state and federal tribunals.


Layla provides proactive advice to clients on a range of matters, including compliance and due diligence obligations, contract reviews and advising key stakeholders on responding to regulatory issues. She recently completed a secondment with a Commonwealth Government agency in its employment and dispute resolution team. Layla takes a collaborative approach to her practice—she frequently works with and assists her interstate colleagues across various practice groups.


Layla is the Pro Bono and Community Coordinator in our Perth office and plays an active role in the firm’s pro bono program. She regularly assists vulnerable members of the community and not-for-profit organisations with employment and estate matters.


Before she joined Sparke Helmore in 2015, Layla worked in human resources, including for a national human resources consultancy in Perth and in-house for law firms in London. Layla’s earlier experience includes workplace investigations, policy development, people management and recruitment.


Seminar Details


Date: Thursday 10 October 2019


Time: Registrations open at 5:30pm, event commencing at 5:45pm.


Location: WALGA, Level 1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville


Cost: This event is free of charge for IRSWA members. There is a small cost for non-members.


Registration: Please register online via the IRSWA website. 


CPD: This event is CPD approved and attendees will receive 1 CPD point in Competency area 4 - Substantive Law

Light refreshments will be served. 


October 10th, 2019 5:30 PM   through   8:00 PM
WALGA, Level 1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville
Member $ 0.00
General public price (For payment by cheque or bank transfer only) $ 20.00
General public price w/ Surcharge (For payment by credit card) $ 21.00
General public Students / Unemployed / Retired (For payment by cheque or bank transfer only) $ 5.00
General public Students / Unemployed / Retired w/ Surcharge (For payment by credit card) $ 5.25