Compliance & case law (771 items)

Q&A: Workplace bullying and harassment

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Can not inviting someone to Friday drinks amount to bullying? What should HR do about informal, seemingly insignificant harassment complaints? How do you deal with behaviour that was once welcome, and is now unwelcome? Ashurst lawyer Taboka Finn answered these questions and more in our recent webinar - we have transcribed a selection for you here. » more »


Webcast: Bullying and harassment - Are you really covered?

Are your policies and practices covering workplace bullying and harassment clear, comprehensive, and easy to follow? Are they capable of protecting your organisation from these risks? This webinar, presented by Ashurst lawyer Taboka Finn, explains:

  • How bullying and harassment definitions are evolving;
  • The potential impact of proposed laws in this area;
  • Ways to handle online, social media and out-of-hours behaviour;
  • OHS issues that HR professionals must be mindful of;
  • Considerations for your anti-bullying and harassment policies; and
  • Lessons from recent case law.
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Webcast: Discrimination - Modern risks and challenges

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The discrimination landscape is constantly evolving, posing new challenges for HR professionals. Watch this webcast to learn how to guard against modern risks and meet your obligations. » more »


Webcast: Sponsoring overseas workers - HR tips and traps

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As employers increase their reliance on foreign workers to fill local skills shortages, understanding the 457-visa scheme is becoming a top HR priority. Watch this webinar to ensure that compliance errors don't jeopardise your organisation's ability to take advantage of this valuable resource. This presentation, by immigration law expert Katie Malyon, outlines:

  • The criteria for eligibility as a 457-visa sponsor;
  • The interface between employment and immigration laws;
  • How to comply with DIAC's requirements around remuneration, record-keeping, notification and more;
  • Special considerations when dismissing 457-visa holders;
  • How to transition 457-visa holders to permanent residency; and
  • Case studies of employers caught out in non-compliance.
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Podcast: What the High Court's adverse action ruling means for employers

The High Court's Barclay ruling should "put employers' minds at ease" about their ability to successfully defend an adverse action claim, say Kemp Strang employment lawyers. In this podcast, Lisa Berton and Nick Noonan discuss the importance of the case; its practical implications; and the key steps employers should take to minimise the risk of facing or losing an adverse action claim. » more »


Webcast: Managing redundancies under the Fair Work Act

If your organisation needed to make redundancies, would the process be smooth, dispute-free, and minimise the impact on employees? In this presentation, Freehills senior associate Natalie Spark covers:

  • genuine redundancy criteria;
  • employee entitlements;
  • consultation and redeployment obligations;
  • unfair dismissal, discrimination and adverse action risks;
  • how to develop selection criteria; and more.
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Webcast: Q&A - Sponsoring overseas workers

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In this Q&A session, immigration law specialist Katie Malyon answers your queries about compliance with the 457-visa scheme. The Q&A clarifies:

  • General compliance issues;
  • How to meet the training benchmark;
  • Remuneration and entitlements for sponsored workers;
  • Return travel obligations on employers;
  • Sponsorship costs and recovery;
  • DIAC notification requirements; and
  • General advice.
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