Employment Law Webinars

Gain a practical working understanding of employment law matters that impact you and your clients with these 1 hour webinars.

1. Protecting your business from unfair competition
Presenter: Lucia Vincent, Janet Copeland Law

Protect your clients, staff and information by preventing unfair competition through contracts and courts. Understand the tools employers can use to protect their business before relationships go sour. Recognise how employment law helps to prevent and fix damage done to your business.
  • Could employees take confidential information, other staff and clients when they leave?
  • Can employers stop staff competing?
  • What steps can you take to protect you business and safeguard important information?
  • Enhance employment relationships and protect business by using robust agreements.
  • Consider case law examples and consequences for businesses and ex-employees.
Who should attend?
All employers, management and professional advisors including accountants and HR consultants involved in providing advice on work relationships.


2. Managing Staff Social Networking - For Reputation and Productivity!
Presenter: Julia Shallcrass, Janet Copeland Law

Social networking like Facebook has changed the face of communication, business reputation and productivity.  Curb employees from divulging confidential information about your business or making disparaging comments on Facebook. Find out how you can protect your business against legal pitfalls.
  • Cutting-edge webinar to keep you up with employee’s use of social networking in and out of work
  • Find out how to protect your business reputation and productivity – and your clients’ businesses!
  • When you can take disciplinary action against employees commenting on social media sites
  • Tips for managing risks of social networking
  • Social media policy 
Who Should Attend?
All Employers, Owner/Operators, Management and Administration staff, HR Consultants, IT manager, Accountants in public practice who want to keep their clients informed on best practice for their businesses.


3. Curbing Workplace Bullying and Harassment
Presenter: Tracey Wayte, Progressive Consulting

Find out how to deal with bullying and harassment in the workplace.  Avoid any health and safety penalties or personal grievance claims that can arise from bullying and harassment allegations. 
  • How to identify workplace bullying & harassment
  • Discuss Investigating workplace bullying and health and safety issues
  • Workplace policies about harassment and bullying
  • Create an environment that curbs harassment
  • Advise when to seek  professional advice
  • Avoid employees seeking remedies or penalties
Who Should Attend?
All Employers, Owner/Operators, Management and Administration staff, HR Consultants, Accountants in public practice who want to keep their clients informed on best practice for their businesses. 


4. Sale and Purchase of Employer's Business
Presenter: Julia Shallcrass, Janet Copeland Law

Find out practical employment law information to guide your clients purchasing or selling a business.  Consider transferring employees, paying redundancy, employee benefits and disclosure of information.
  • Consider staffing equation within the business targeted for purchase
  • Transferring employees considered to be ‘vulnerable’
  • Advice for clients who are purchasing a business and due diligence, disclosure
  • What you need to know about when selling a business
  • Dealing with redundancy compensation and leave entitlements
  • Avoid employees seeking remedies or penalties
Who Should Attend?
All Employers, Owner/Operators, Management, Supervisors, HR Consultants, Accountants in public practice who want to keep their clients informed on best practice for their businesses. 

5. Engaging the right kind of employee - casual, fixed term or full time?
Presenter: Lucia Vincent, Janet Copeland Law

Choose the right employment relationship from the outset to avoid holiday pay and personal grievance issues when employment ends.
  • Identify who to engage as casual or seasonal staff.
  • Consider consequences for holiday pay and ending employment.
  • Examine the real nature of relationships in light of legal tests.
  • Understand the risks of getting it wrong with case law examples.
Who Should Attend?
All employers, owner/operators, management and administration staff, professional advisors including accountants and HR consultants involved in providing advice on work relationships


6. Investigating Staff Misconduct and Fraud
Presenter: Julia Shallcrass, Janet Copeland Law

Reduce the risk of personal grievances by finding out how to investigate misconduct.  Focus on dealing with criminal matters including fraud, for your practice and for your clients.  Keep up with the latest in legislation and case law.
  • How do you investigate misconduct in criminal matters?
  • New legislative requirements on misconduct
  • Role of third party in independent investigations
  • Investigating misconduct in criminal matters including fraud, real case law examples, focus on accountants
  • Reduce risk of employees seeking remedies for personal grievances
Who Should Attend?
All Employers, Owner/Operators, Management, Supervisors, HR Consultants, Accountants in public practice who want to keep their clients informed on best practice for their businesses.

7. Factoring Farming into Employment Law
Presenter: Lucia Vincent, Janet Copeland Law

Find out what you need to know when employing staff in a farming environment to make it easy right from the start.
  • Avoid problem staff by asking the right questions at the outset.
  • Know when to engage seasonal or permanent staff.
  • Value your accommodation and perks.
  • Consider common issues that arise when ending employment.
  • Understand the risks of getting it wrong with case law examples.
Who Should Attend?
All employers, owner/operators, management and administration staff, professional advisors including accountants and HR consultants involved in providing advice on work relationships, particularly in the rural sector.

8. Managing the Cost of Sick Leave
Presenter: Julia Shallcrass, Janet Copeland Law

Sick employees can cost employers in leave and in reduced productivity.  Get it right from the outset by protecting yourself pre-employment.  Find out your legal obligations with sick leave, and your employees’ obligations.
  • Identify sick leave obligations
  • Dealing with pre-employment screening
  • How to deal with intermittent sickness
  • Medical incapacity
  • When you can now ask for and need to pay for medical certificates
Who Should Attend?
All Employers, Owner/Operators, Management and Administration staff, HR Consultants, Accountants in public practice who want to keep their clients informed on best practice for their businesses. 

9. Dealing with Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
Presenter: Lucia Vincent, Janet Copeland Law

Drugs, alcohol and work don’t mix well together.  Improve productivity and safety standards by getting rid of the influence at work.
  • Find out how to target testing towards job applicants, staff and contractors.
  • Understand health and safety obligations and human rights issues.
  • Discuss how policies can promote safety and prevent abuse.
  • Understand the risks of getting it wrong with case law examples.
Who Should Attend?
All employers, owner/operators, management and administration staff, professional advisors including accountants and HR consultants involved in providing advice on work relationships.
 

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