August conference looking at current labour law

News

August conference looking at current labour law

The changes to employment law brought about by the Fair Work industrial relations system have confused some employers — resulting in their not understanding the source of employment entitlements and not meeting obligations.

WantToReadMore

Get unlimited access to all of our content.

The changes to employment law brought about by the Fair Work industrial relations system have confused some employers — resulting in their not understanding the source of employment entitlements and not meeting obligations.

One of many recent examples involved a receptionist at a Canberra production facility who has been reimbursed $17,400 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman. The employee lodged a complaint with the Fair Work Ombudsman after she was not paid accrued annual leave and long service leave entitlements at the time her employment ceased. When Fair Work inspectors contacted the company and explained its obligations, the employer immediately back paid all money owed.
 
One of the topics addressed at an upcoming conference is: ‘How are companies responding to the Fair Work System?’

19th Annual Labour Law Conference, 1 August, Hilton Sydney
 
A high quality line-up of experts will present the significant issues facing labour today at the 19th Annual Labour Law Conference. These topics and speakers include:
  • The Impact of Labour Market Informalisation on Labour Law — Judy Fudge, Lansdowne Chair in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, Canada
  • The Labour Law Challenges Facing Australian Workers —  Joel Fetter, Policy and Industrial Director, ACTU
  • Sham Contracting — Leigh Johns, Australian Building and Construction Commissioner
  • State of Executive Contracts and Executive Pay — Jennifer Hill, Professor of Corporate Law, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney
  • Discrimination — Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner and Race Discrimination Commissioner
  • Bullying and Harassment — Michael Harmer, Chairman and Senior Team Leader, Harmers Workplace Lawyers
  • How are companies responding to the Fair Work System? — Joellen Riley, Professor of Labour Law, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney
  • Unions and collective bargaining — Rae Cooper, Research Fellow, University of Sydney; John O'Brien, Head of Industrial Relations, National Australia Bank
  • An OHS Update — Directors and officers liabilty issues — Ingmar Taylor, Barrister, State Chambers
  • An OHS Update — An update on the Harmonisation of OHS laws — Michael Tooma, Partner, Norton Rose

To book, visit the Workplace Research Centre website. Sydney Uni staff and student rates are also available. Contact Karen Treacy for more information.

 
Post details