Upcoming webinars

HR Daily webinars keep you updated on vital HR compliance topics, practical guidance, thought leadership and more.

You'll learn from experts and specialists without leaving your desk - watch our webinars live and participate in the Q&A via your PC, Mac, tablet or smart phone.

HR Daily Premium members receive complimentary passes to all online events, while casual registration is available for a limited number of webinars.

HR Daily Premium members should log in to register for any of the events below.

Annualised salaries and modern awards

Annualised salaries and modern awards
Summary: Modern award amendments affecting annualised salaries are among the biggest changes to impact HR in recent years. This HR Daily Premium webcast will help you understand how the modern award clauses are intended to operate, obligations, practical compliance tips, and more.
When: Thursday, 20 February, 2020
Location: Streaming on your desk computer, smart phone or tablet.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members (no casual passes available).

Modern award amendments affecting annualised salaries are among the biggest changes to impact HR in recent years.

Watch this webcast, where Gadens partner Brett Feltham will help you understand:

  • What is an annualised wage;
  • How the new modern award clauses are intended to operate;
  • Record-keeping and wage conciliation obligations;
  • Potential ramifications of breaches;
  • Alternatives to the modern award provisions; and
  • Practical compliance tips.

About the presenter:

Brett Feltham is a Law Society of New South Wales accredited specialist with more than 20 years' experience in employment, workplace relations, discrimination and workplace health and safety issues.

He regularly advises clients on complex and strategic employment matters, including C-suite level terminations. He also has particular expertise in relation to cross-border employment arrangements, and all aspects of executive remuneration and employee equity and cash incentive arrangements.

Brett has delivered previous webinars for HR Daily on topics including psychological injury risks, employee share schemes, adverse action claims, redundancies and redeployment, and the HR 'hot spots' of 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Visit the Gadens website.

HR's role in conflict resolution

HR's role in conflict resolution
Summary: Organisations often have unrealistic expectations when workplace conflicts arise, handballing problems to HR functions, but this webinar will explore what HR's role should – and shouldn't – involve.
When: Thursday, 05 March, 2020
Location: Your desk computer, smart phone or tablet. Click here to test your webinar connectivity in advance.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members (no casual passes available).

Organisations often have unrealistic expectations when workplace conflicts arise, handballing problems to HR functions in ways that undermine their expertise.

In this interactive HR Daily Premium webinar, The Zalt Group director Zandy Fell will explore:

  • What HR's role in conflict should (and shouldn't) involve;
  • How to shift organisational expectations to a better space;
  • Critical coaching skills to empower line managers;
  • The importance of diagnosing conflict before taking action; and
  • Knowing when to step in, stay out, or outsource conflict resolution.

About the presenter:

Zandy Fell is passionate about conflict resolution and, with a background in law, employee relations, industrial relations and diversity, she understands workplace issues intimately.

Known for her creative and transparent approach to problem-solving, she challenges the status quo and questions limitations. She's been described as "compassionately confronting".

Among Zandy's career highlights are changing Toyota's industrial relations culture to one of employee relations – influencing senior internal and union management to think differently and relate to each other more positively – and acting as a restorative engagement facilitator for the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce.

Visit the The Zalt Group website.

Developments in enterprise bargaining

Developments in enterprise bargaining
Summary: Recent developments in the enterprise bargaining space include a welcome law change for employers, and important rulings that clarify the negotiating landscape. This HR Daily Premium webcast will help you understand the impact of recent decisions, disputes and approvals on employers and HR.
When: Thursday, 12 March, 2020
Location: Streaming on your desk computer, smart phone or tablet.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members (no casual passes available).

Recent developments in the enterprise bargaining space include a welcome law change for employers, and important rulings that clarify the negotiating landscape.

In this HR Daily Premium webcast, Herbert Smith Freehills Partner Natalie Gaspar covers:

  • An overview of the bargaining process and reminder on critical steps;
  • Bargaining trends, on both the employer and employee side;
  • Recent developments, including FW Act amendments, and important rulings; and
  • What to expect in 2020.

About the presenter:

Natalie Gaspar is a partner in the Melbourne office of Herbert Smith Freehills, practising in the Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety Group. She advises clients in a broad range of employee relations areas, and is particularly passionate about partnering to develop tailored bargaining strategies, and to implement contingencies to protect the business from industrial action.

Natalie's secondments to Coles, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia, Myer and Jetstar have enhanced her understanding of business and the importance of delivering practical and commercial legal advice. She prides herself on knowing her clients' businesses and the industries in which they operate.

Visit the Herbert Smith Freehills website.

Personal & accessorial liability update

Personal & accessorial liability update
Summary: The ways in which HR and other leaders can be held personally liable for workplace issues continue to evolve in light of recent legislation and court rulings. This webinar will unpack the key risks and how to mitigate them.
When: Thursday, 19 March, 2020
Location: Your desk computer, smart phone or tablet. Click here to test your webinar connectivity in advance.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members, $102 for casual attendees - limited passes available.

The ways in which HR and other employees and leaders can be held personally liable for workplace issues continue to evolve in light of legislation changes and court rulings.

And, both prosecutors in workplace matters and employees pursuing claims continue to name individuals as responsible for those issues.

Join us for an HR Daily webinar, where Ashurst partner Trent Sebbens will discuss:

  • accessorial liability under the Fair Work Act, including for adverse action;
  • personal liability under anti-discrimination laws;
  • liability under the new whistleblower reforms;
  • officer and director liability under WHS laws, including for industrial manslaughter; and
  • other regulatory developments and emerging issues.

About the presenter:

Trent has extensive experience advising clients on a broad range of employment, industrial relations and work health and safety issues. He provides strategic legal advice to clients on industrial relations issues and disputes, workplace change initiatives and individual employment issues.

Trent has in-depth experience in conducting complex litigation, and regularly appears for clients in proceedings in Commonwealth and New South Wales employment tribunals and courts.

Visit Ashurst website.

Webcast: Workplace drug and alcohol issues

Webcast: Workplace drug and alcohol issues
Summary: Mismanaging drug and alcohol issues at work can have safety, legal and industrial ramifications, making it vital for HR practitioners to maintain up-to-date knowledge of the regulatory landscape. This HR Daily Premium webcast will review recent case law in this space.
When: Monday, 06 April, 2020
Location: Streaming on your desk computer, smart phone or tablet.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members (no casual passes available).

Mismanaging drug and alcohol issues at work can have safety, legal and industrial ramifications, making it vital for HR practitioners to maintain up-to-date knowledge of the regulatory landscape.

Watch this HR Daily Premium webcast, where Nick Noonan, Executive Lawyer and Director of Henry William Lawyers, reviews recent case law in this space, covering issues including:

  • D&A workplace management;
  • D&A policy implementation and disputes;
  • Effective and defensible D&A testing regimes; and
  • Disciplinary and termination disputes.

About the presenter:

Nick Noonan is one of the principals of Henry William Lawyers, a full-service commercial law firm based in Sydney. Nick's practice covers all aspects of workplace law.

Visit the Henry William Lawyers website.

Effective Performance Management

Effective Performance Management
Summary: Despite all the attention paid to performance management in recent years, both employees and employers remain largely dissatisfied with current approaches and their results. This webinar will discuss what's working, and what's not, in the performance space.
When: Thursday, 07 May, 2020
Location: Your desk computer, smart phone or tablet. Click here to test your webinar connectivity in advance.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members, $102 for casual attendees - limited passes available.

Despite all the attention paid to performance management in recent years, both employees and employers remain largely dissatisfied with current approaches and their results.

Join us for this HR Daily webinar, which will discuss:

  • Latest thinking and research on reviews, ratings and feedback;
  • Where to increase (and reduce) investment for optimal outcomes;
  • Linking performance to promotion and compensation decisions;
  • Three key strategies that improve the utility of performance management; and
  • Where performance management is headed next.

Performance-related terminations

Performance-related terminations
Summary: Even when avenues for improvement appear to be exhausted, it's crucial to follow a procedurally fair process when dismissing an employee for poor performance. This HR Daily webinar will share guiding principles that minimise legal risks when terminating for underperformance.
When: Thursday, 18 June, 2020
Location: Your desk computer, smart phone or tablet. Click here to test your webinar connectivity in advance.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members, $102 for casual attendees - limited passes available.

Even when avenues for improvement appear to be exhausted, it's crucial to follow a procedurally fair process when dismissing an employee for poor performance.

This HR Daily webinar will share guiding principles around terminating for underperformance, including with reference to:

  • Communication and warnings;
  • Performance improvement plans;
  • Psychological injury risks; and
  • Exposure to claims.