The Fair Work Act has changed collective bargaining dynamics in fundamental ways, giving employers an opportunity to negotiate for their own benefit as much as for employees, says employment lawyer Chris Gardner. In this presentation he outlines:
the good faith bargaining laws;
the power of premise in a negotiation;
how to use good faith bargaining to maximise your negotiating position; and
the key levers in any collective bargaining negotiation.
Any report of unsatisfactory workplace conduct or performance needs to be investigated, says employment lawyer Brad Petley. This presentation outlines the steps to take to ensure your investigations meet the Fair Work Act's procedural fairness requirements. Petley covers:
The role of the HR investigator;
Your legal obligations during investigations;
How to gather evidence and take statements from employees;
How to conduct effective interviews;
How to deal with evasive or untruthful witnesses;
When not to conduct interviews;
The impact of the Fair Work Act on investigation obligations;
How to manage employees post-investigation; & more.
During the "silly season" HR professionals must be extra vigilant about managing workplace behaviour and culture issues. Watch this webinar to learn a framework for minimising your organisation's risks. People+Culture Strategies managing principal Joydeep Hor describes a compliance model for managing workplace behaviour risks, including sexual harassment and bullying.
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The model workplace safety laws commence in January, but employers that wait until then to comply could find themselves at risk of fines, prosecutions, or worse. According to Kemp Strang partner Lisa Berton and lawyer Ben Urry, OHS professionals should be preparing by addressing five key areas:
Every organisation is potentially at risk of damage - to its reputation, assets, morale and much more - from its employees' use of social media. In this presentation, employment lawyer Nick Noonan outlines:
Employers' rights to monitor and regulate employees' social media use;
Employees' obligations when using social media;
What to include in a social media policy;
Employer risks in using social media in the recruitment process;
The interaction between social media and privacy laws; and
Recent case law involving social media issues in the workplace.
The employment and industrial relations space continues to be a hive of activity, with further legal reforms and important court rulings imminent. This webinar will discuss the most crucial developing issues.