The conference and workshop will explore the implications of the reforms which organisations have had to grapple with during the last twelve months and also contemplate the third tranche of changes to the Fair Work legislation.
DAY 1 - Conference: F2F & Online
Thursday, 15th February 2024
The passing of two key Federal workplace bills in November 2022 heralded the start of major industrial relations and workplace reforms in Australia. The last 12 months have witnessed unprecedent and dynamic changes to the employment law landscape, not seen since the inception of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). With further reforms on the horizon, it is necessary for organisations to reflect on how they have navigated the challenges and opportunities of the new regulatory environment and what do they still need to do to proactively address the reforms.
This conference will examine the emergence of a raft of codes, regulations and other legislative and guidance material regarding psychological health and safety and the implications of the much anticipated report by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disabilities.
Who Should Attend
- HR professionals
- IR practitioners
- Employment lawyers and in-house counsel
- Employee and workplace relations professionals
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Date & Location
Duxton Hotel Perth
Thursday, 15th February 2024
8:30am - 4:30pm
Registration opens at 8AM
Conference: F2F & Online*
[ Early bird ] $950+ GST*
[ Full price ] $1250.00 + GST
6 CPD points
* Save $300. Early bird closes 22 January 2024
Welcome Address by the Chair
The Status of Industrial Relations in 2023 and Beyond
The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022 (Cth) (Amendment Act) was passed by the Commonwealth Parliament on 2 December and received Royal Assent on 6 December 2022.
The Amendment Act introduced major changes to the FW Act and other laws. Many changes took effect from 7 December 2022, while others have taken effect throughout 2023.
This seminar will explore common workplace issues that employers have grappled with and continue to grapple with in 2023 as a consequence of the reforms and what employers can do to minimise risk and exposure.
Shannon Walker, Special Counsel, Kingston Reid
Interactive Round Table Discussions
Participants will have an opportunity to discuss 2 of the major changes as a result of the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Protecting Worker Entitlements) Act 2023 (Cth) which was passed through Parliament on 22 June 2023.
- Enterprise Bargaining Updates
Further, participants will have an opportunity to discuss the practical implications of the changes to modern awards regarding shut downs and leave entitlements and how to manage same.
- Managing shutdowns, leave entitlements, overtime and TOIL.
Panel Session: Further Reforms: What does the future industrial and employment law landscape look like?
The Government is planning further reforms to the Fair Work laws in late 2023 and 2024 and has been engaging in public consultation in relation to a number of proposals, including the much-campaigned Same Job, Same Pay and the recently announced Closing Loopholes
The panel, consisting of 3 emerging thought leaders will be interviewed by Chair, Kate Walawski to provide commentary on anticipated reforms and what businesses can and should do in preparation for same.
Strategic and Operational Implications of the Respect@Work Reforms
The seminar will focus on the following:
- an examination of the key changes arising from the Respect@Work Act and the consequential amendments and intersection with the Fair Work Act and the Sex Discrimination Act;
- what does the new positive duty look like in practice and what is the increased liability for failure to take positive action;
Kate Walawski, Barrister
The Emergence of Psychological Health and Safety as a New Workplace Risk
The questions will explore:
- the regulatory position on psychosocial hazards and the likely impact of the changes;
Risks in the Era of ChatGPT and AI
The use of AI platforms and ChatGPT presents significant risks and challenges for employers, including security and data leakage, confidentiality and liability concerns, intellectual property complexities, privacy issues as well as compliance with international laws. As an internationally renowned tactical cyber security and intelligence officer, Dr Jreige will explore these risks and share examples that illustrate how these risks could manifest in your everyday enterprise activities and what can be done to minimise risk and exposure.
Reform of the ESOP regime for private companies
This seminar will:
- provide a legal overview of the new regulatory regime;
- explain how the new regulatory regime applies to ESOPs offered by private companies; and
Stephanie Rowland, Partner, Allion
The Implications of the 2023 Disability Royal Commission Report
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