Legislation & regulation (437 items)


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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457-visa dismissals could be deemed harsh by FWA

Summary dismissal of a 457-visa holder could be deemed harsh by Fair Work Australia - even if the reason for dismissal is valid - if it forces the worker to leave the country under difficult circumstances, warns specialist corporate immigration lawyer Katie Malyon. » more »



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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