The essay analyses some of the most significant problems of employers’ associations, such as the erosion of membership and the steep increase of their number, interests and goals. In order to tackle the challenges currently facing the employers’ associations, the legal concept of «comparatively more representative sectorial associations» arose. And yet, this concept has a series of theoretical and concrete limits. Collective agreements seldom outline mechanisms in order to verify employers’ associations representativeness. The author depicts the few projects of legislation and the provisions that occurred during the history of the Republic. Afterwards, he focuses on the opportunities of a regulatory intervention; hence, he questions whether this issue should be regulated by law or collective bargaining; eventually he discusses criteria and scopes measuring employers’ associations representativeness.
Keywords: Employers’ Associations; Competition among organizations; Associations’ representativeness; Sources of regulations of representativeness; Criteria of regulations of representativeness.