Masterclass for directors, executives and managers – new ‘chain of responsibility’ regime

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To assist the road transport industry and other participants in the supply chain comply with their new obligations, we are running a specialised half-day training course on Thursday 26 October. This course is interactive with a maximum number of 20 participants, so that there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions. The course covers… Read more »

Super changes – do you understand the risks for your practice?

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The 2016 Budget made sweeping changes to Australia’s superannuation system, the direct impact of which has been widely publicised. There are significant implications for lawyers’ practices that are not so widely acknowledged, with many potential traps. In this workshop we will illustrate these, including the effect on:  family law settlements estate planning and administration conveyancing… Read more »

So you have dealt with the 1 July super changes – now what about the estate planning implications? – Afternoon session

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Advisers have been very busy in the lead up to the 1 July superannuation changes and the new transfer balance cap. For many clients, their superannuation will now look different as a result of these changes. Have you considered the impact on their estate plan? Changes to pensions, commuting pensions and withdrawing money from super… 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.

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 »

Complying with bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination laws – an employer’s perspective

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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 impact of mental… 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 »