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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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Webcast: Managing workplace psychological injury risks

Most HR policies fail to deal with modern bullying, discrimination and harassment challenges - including after-hours misconduct and misuse of social networks - says workplace lawyer Brad Swebeck. In this presentation, he and fellow Hicksons Lawyers partner Stewart Cameron outline:

  • How to detect, prevent and manage bullying, discrimination and harassment;
  • New psychological injury risks posed by misuse of social networks/media;
  • What to include in bullying and harassment policies;
  • Your rights and responsibilities when managing employees' out-of-hours behaviour;
  • Appropriate responses to employee complaints;
  • Lessons to be learned from successful claims brought against employers;
  • How to defend spurious claims;
  • How to avoid claims arising from performance management; and
  • HR managers' liability for psychological injury under the existing and new OHS national framework.
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