Managing ill and injured employees

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The management of ill and injured employees is extremely complex, often involving difficult operational and legal issues. This session will discuss the legal risks when managing ill and injured employees, common mistakes made by employers and lessons from recent decisions that can be applied in your workplace. We look forward to you joining in the… Read more »

The importance of early intervention following workplace accidents

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The vast majority of workplace injuries result in minimal time off work and minimal compensation payments. Why then do some modest injuries result in large compensation and damages payouts? Our team will discuss the importance of early injury treatment and return to work and what can happen when this is not effectively achieved.

The perils of social media in a workplace

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Social media has infiltrated many aspects of our lives, including workplace relationships. Difficulties emerge when workplace conflict is escalated to cyberspace. Friends become ‘unfriended’. Lines between work and social life become blurred. Our team will discuss emerging trends in cyber injuries and how employers are best advised to stop such issues arising or to deal… Read more »

Contributory negligence – the art of balancing

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Many employers feel aggrieved by injury claims arising from the reckless and foolish conduct on the part of their employees. This is particularly the case where the alleged risk of injury was obvious. This interactive session will discuss the principles associated with contributory negligence, how they have evolved over time, and how they are currently applied… Read more »

How to draft and implement effective and compliant HR policies

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This program will assist participants in drafting and implementing compliant and effective HR policies to increase workplace flexibility, set boundaries of appropriate workplace behaviour and reduce the legal risks when disciplining or terminating employees for policy breach. Topics for discussion include: Fundamentals of HR compliance The pitfalls of policies and how to remedy them Accepted boundaries… Read more »

Equal employment opportunity

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This program will assist employers in understanding their obligations under equal employment opportunity and bullying laws and manage issues associated with unacceptable workplace behaviour. The topics for discussion will include: Understanding discrimination, sexual harrasment and bullying Legal obligations of employees and employers How to prevent discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace Managing an EEO… Read more »

Performance management – tips and traps

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This interactive program will allow you to gain useful knowledge about the relevant legal risks, rights and responsibilities of employers, and how to manage legal and employment issues from a practical perspective. Topics covered include: Making the right recruitment decisions Taking positive steps to manage employees’ performance How to correct poor performance Legal risks and… Read more »

Employment law essentials – compliance for employers

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It is absolutely essential that employers comply with the legal obligations owed to employees. Failure to comply with employment laws can result in significant penalties for employers and individual decision makers. This interactive program will address the most common mistakes made by employers and give participants a working knowledge of employee wages and conditions to ensure… Read more »

Occupational health and safety compliance

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This program will assist employers to understand their rights and obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld). The program will also give employers some practical strategies to comply with their obligations. Topics for discussion include: Complying with the National Employment Standards Understanding modern awards Essential terms in contracts of employment Understanding the… Read more »

Important developments in employment law – accessorial liability risks for employment decisions

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Cooper Grace Ward invites you to attend an informal discussion that will provide corporate counsel with an update on important recent developments in employment law. Specifically, we will discuss: the legislative framework establishing accessorial liability for employment decisions an analysis of the broad application of the accessorial liability provisions to many levels of decision makers… Read more »