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Webcast: Performance management in the Fair Work era

Poor performers are an unfortunate reality for many workplaces, so employers need a process that mitigates their legal risks when managing employees "up or out". In this webcast, employment lawyer Natalie Spark outlines:

  • How to minimise the legal risks associated with performance management (including adverse action, unfair dismissal, bullying and stress claims);
  • Options for managing poor performance - and how to decide which to take;
  • Lessons learned from successful claims against employers; and
  • Case studies of performance management-related claims.
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Webcast: Contractor clarity - on paper and in practice

When contracting arrangements aren't clear on paper and are murky in practice, they become like the proverbial "ticking bomb", potentially resulting in massive back-pay orders for wages, superannuation contributions, and other modern award or NES entitlements. This webcast covers how to:

  • determine whether to engage workers as contractors or employees;
  • ensure arrangements satisfy established principal/contractor tests;
  • review existing arrangements to clarify your liability;
  • adapt contracts and practices to reverse the risk; and
  • avoid the risks associated with long-term contracting arrangements.
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Webcast: How to handle flexible work requests

Employees with children have a right to request flexible working arrangements. Do you know how to manage and respond to them? This presentation explains:

  • Employers' Fair Work Act obligations, and how they interact with parental leave entitlements and anti-discrimination laws;
  • The implications of failing to comply with the flexibility provisions, and how you can avoid them; and
  • What to include in a flexible working arrangements policy, and how to communicate relevant procedures to employees.
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Webcast: How to manage ill, injured and absent employees

Managing workers on extended sick leave, or with long-term injuries, requires carefully balancing business needs with your rights and obligations as an employer. Watch this webcast to learn:

  • The major risks in taking action on long-term injured, sick or absent employees;
  • A step-by-step process for managing employees on unauthorised absence;
  • What to do when an injured worker is unable to return to work or perform pre-injury duties; and
  • Tips for defending unfair dismissal and other claims arising from absenteeism.
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Webcast: How to handle difficult employees

When an employee is under-performing, or their conduct is unsatisfactory, they can have a "rotten apple" effect on other workers, damaging productivity, engagement, and retention levels, says employment lawyer Brad Petley. In this webcast he explains:

  • how difficult employee behaviour can manifest;
  • why employers must manage unsatisfactory conduct or performance;
  • employers' rights and obligations when managing difficult workers;
  • how to minimise your exposure to legal claims associated with difficult employees; and
  • tips and traps along the way.
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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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Webcast: Managing workplace behaviour risks

During the "silly season" HR professionals must be extra vigilant about managing workplace behaviour and culture issues. Watch this webinar to learn a framework for minimising your organisation's risks. People+Culture Strategies managing principal Joydeep Hor describes a compliance model for managing workplace behaviour risks, including sexual harassment and bullying. » more »


Webcast: OHS Harmonisation - Five areas to address now

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The model workplace safety laws commence in January, but employers that wait until then to comply could find themselves at risk of fines, prosecutions, or worse. According to Kemp Strang partner Lisa Berton and lawyer Ben Urry, OHS professionals should be preparing by addressing five key areas:

  • Documentation;
  • Related risks;
  • Consultation;
  • Training; and
  • Incident response.
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Webcast: Protect your organisation from social media risks

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Every organisation is potentially at risk of damage - to its reputation, assets, morale and much more - from its employees' use of social media. In this presentation, employment lawyer Nick Noonan outlines:

  • Employers' rights to monitor and regulate employees' social media use;
  • Employees' obligations when using social media;
  • What to include in a social media policy;
  • Employer risks in using social media in the recruitment process;
  • The interaction between social media and privacy laws; and
  • Recent case law involving social media issues in the workplace.
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