Following the election of the Labor Party into federal government in May, the employment and industrial relations landscape has already undergone several changes, with further significant changes expected in 2023.
The year started with two significant decisions from the High Court, in addition to navigating the post-COVID-19 workplace. With Labor’s strong emphasis on job security, better pay and a fairer industrial relations system, employers have had, and will have, many changes to grapple with. It is little wonder that those of you tasked with people-management responsibilities have perhaps not had as much time as you would have liked to properly digest 2022’s key employment and industrial relations changes – let alone consider what is on the agenda for 2023. That is where we come in!
During our upcoming webinar, our Labour & Employment team will review the noteworthy employment law developments of 2022 and outline the key issues that Australian employers are likely to face in 2023.
What Will You Take Away From the Session?
During the webinar, our presenters will discuss the following employment-law issues of 2022:
Independent contractors and the key learnings arising from the High Court’s decisions in Personnel Contracting and Jamsek
Changes arising from the Respect@Work Bill, including the forthcoming positive duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment
Adjusting to the “new normal” of flexible and remote working, including issues arising from employees working interstate and overseas
The introduction of paid family and domestic violence leave
Diversity, equality and inclusion developments
Changes to government-paid parental leave
Various changes proposed by the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill, including a ban on pay secrecy clauses and changes to promote gender equality
Our presenters will also provide practical tips to equip you to plan for the proposed changes, and give an overview of the employment-law issues on the horizon for 2023.
There will be an opportunity to participate in an interactive Q&A session.
Who Should Attend?
This seminar is suitable for HR personnel, in-house legal counsel and any senior manager or business owner who is responsible for the management of Australian employees.