Event | Webinar

Employment Law Fundamentals – Getting it Right in Australia!

Region: Asia Pacific
23 June 2021
Related Professionals:

Are you:

  • An international business with a workforce in Australia?
  • Responsible for people management in Australia or you remotely provide people management support from overseas?
  • An HR professional in Australia looking for a refresher?

Our Australian Labour & Employment team will deliver a two-part webinar series, designed to equip you with practical knowledge to navigate the complex and heavily regulated Australian employment law landscape.

The series will consist of:

  • Part 1 – Australian employment law 101
  • Part 2 – Termination of employees in Australia

Part 1 – Australian Employment Law 101

Providing an overview of the Australian employment law framework, we outline the fundamental “need-to-knows” for those looking after a workforce in Australia from offshore, or as a refresher for those already managing employees in Australia.

Why Should I Attend?

The Australian employment law landscape is governed by a complex combination of federal and state legislation, industrial instruments (including awards and, in some cases, enterprise (collective) agreements) and the common law. All employers have an obligation to ensure that their employment practices align and comply with all applicable workplace laws.

While there may be a tendency to simply replicate the practices of your own jurisdiction when it comes to your employees in Australia, we have some unique quirks. The stakes are high when it comes to ensuring compliance with Australian employment law, with the risk of fines being imposed of up to AU$66,600 per breach of the overarching Australian workplace legislation, the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

What Will You Take Away From the Session?

You will take away an understanding or renewed understanding of:

  • An overview of the Australian employment regulatory framework
  • Your responsibilities under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and the National Employment Standards
  • Modern awards and enterprise agreements
  • The different types of employment in Australia
  • Contracts of employment – tips and traps for ensuring your contracts are providing sufficient protection

Event Timings

  • 10 – 11:15 a.m. BST
  • 7 – 8:15 p.m. AEST
  • 5 – 6:15 p.m. SST

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