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Webcast: Winning strategies for good faith bargaining

The Fair Work Act has changed collective bargaining dynamics in fundamental ways, giving employers an opportunity to negotiate for their own benefit as much as for employees, says employment lawyer Chris Gardner. In this presentation he outlines:

  • the good faith bargaining laws;
  • the power of premise in a negotiation;
  • how to use good faith bargaining to maximise your negotiating position; and
  • the key levers in any collective bargaining negotiation.
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Webcast: How to conduct effective workplace investigations

Any report of unsatisfactory workplace conduct or performance needs to be investigated, says employment lawyer Brad Petley. This presentation outlines the steps to take to ensure your investigations meet the Fair Work Act's procedural fairness requirements. Petley covers:

  • The role of the HR investigator;
  • Your legal obligations during investigations;
  • How to gather evidence and take statements from employees;
  • How to conduct effective interviews;
  • How to deal with evasive or untruthful witnesses;
  • When not to conduct interviews;
  • The impact of the Fair Work Act on investigation obligations;
  • How to manage employees post-investigation; & more.
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