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.
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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
What risks arise from "Googling" job applicants during a recruitment process? What questions can you ask about a candidate's medical history? Are you obliged to provide access to an employee's personnel file? Hicksons Lawyers partners Brad Swebeck and Sarah Jones answered these questions and more in our recent webinar.
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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.
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.
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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;
consultation and redeployment obligations;
unfair dismissal, discrimination and adverse action risks;
With no signs that the #metoo movement is slowing down, high-profile sexual harassment cases continue to shine a spotlight on employers' inactions and failings in this area. Understand how to plug the gaps between legal obligations and best practices by attending this HR Daily Premium webinar.