VECCI running free WorkChoices seminars

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VECCI running free WorkChoices seminars

The Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) has teamed with the Federal Department of Employment and Workplace Relations to present a series of 55 free employer briefings on the new workplace relations system.

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The Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) has teamed with the Federal Department of Employment and Workplace Relations to present a series of 55 free employer briefings on the new workplace relations system. Other employer groups are offering similar sessions in other States.

The VECCI briefings commence on Monday (29/5) and will run throughout June at venues in the Melbourne CBD, suburbs and throughout regional Victoria.

VECCI’s workplace relations consultants will explain what the changes are all about and focus on some of the key WorkChoices issues in the media spotlight at the moment.

For example:

  • what are the new options for agreement making? What can be included in an agreement offered to new employees? What sorts of businesses should be considering the new options?
  • what are reasonable additional working hours? Can hours be regularly rostered for more than 38 a week?
  • can seasonal businesses in regional Victoria and elsewhere now base rosters on a 12-month cycle?
  • unfair dismissal - what do the changes involve? What changes to internal policies and procedures should employers consider in response? What protections remain for employees? How do you determine whether a business has 100 employees or fewer? What are related companies?
  • when can unlawful termination cases be pursued?
  • what changes to minimum rates can we expect from the new Fair Pay Commission in 2006? What level of increase should employers be budgeting for?
  • the expanded Office of Workplace Services has been given an enhanced budget to monitor compliance with the new framework. It has already initiated its first employer prosecution under WorkChoices. What obligations are associated with the new framework?

There is no limit on the number of people from any one organisation who can attend.

For details of your nearest briefing, visit the VECCI website or phone: 1800 672 731 (free call).

NSW sessions

ABL State Chamber is conducting similar sessions in NSW. Once you have attended a free WorkChoices Employer Advisor Programme event, you will have the opportunity to ask an ABL State Chamber workplace relations specialist your individual WorkChoices question. For details, see the ABL WorkChoices website.

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