Industrial relations, disputes & unions (353 items)

Webcast: Common law contracts in the Fair Work era

When and how should you use common law contracts? What issues can arise when negotiating contracts with employees? This presentation answers these questions and more. Kemp Strang partner Stephen Godding and lawyer Ben Urry provide a practical guide to understanding:

  • the interaction between contracts, the NES and Modern Awards;
  • when and how to use common law employment contracts;
  • flexibility options to vary the application of Modern Awards;
  • issues for employers in negotiating employment contracts with employees;
  • case law decisions concerning common law contracts; and
  • tips and tricks for avoiding litigation.
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Webcast: A (practical) dismissal checklist

Employers that don't tick all the right boxes prior to dismissing someone are more likely to face an unfair dismissal, adverse action or other claim, says Hicksons partner Brad Swebeck. HR Daily Premium presentation, he covers the factors to consider in relation to:

  • the nature of your business;
  • the circumstances of the proposed dismissal;
  • policies, procedures and contractual issues;
  • disciplinary, misconduct and performance-related dismissals;
  • dismissal of injured workers;
  • redundancies;
  • remedies; and
  • jurisdictional frameworks.
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Q&A: Adverse action - Know your risks

Could you face an adverse action claim for sacking someone for "poor cultural fit"? Can an employee claim adverse action after being made redundant? What adverse action risks arise during the recruitment process? Kemp Strang employment lawyers Lisa Berton and Nick Noonan answered these questions and more in our recent webinar. » more »


"Sensitive" investigations require extra preparation

A recent workers' compensation decision involving an employer's bungled inquiry into a workplace conflict of interest should ring alarm bells for employers, and highlights some important do's and don'ts for investigating personal or sensitive matters. » more »