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Industrial & Workplace Relations Conference 2023

Create a fair workplace for your employees

3rd August - Sydney & Online

2023 Industrial Relations Reforms - Major Minefields for Employers

The Federal Government’s new Industrial Relations legislative reform roll outs in 2023 are large scale and are likely to create additional and significant impositions and costly reset for many businesses.

How to navigate through and operate in these new minefields will be extremely challenging for employers as they are legally required to address, for example:

  • Multi-Employer Bargaining
  • Roping-In to Existing Agreements
  • Underpayment Small Claims ceiling expansion to $100,000
  • Zombie Enterprise Agreements
  • Fixed-Term and Maximum-Term Contracts
  • Pay Secrecy Ban
  • Wage Theft – Unpaid and Underpaid
  • Workplace safety and protection of Staff and Employers

To assist employers with these highly challenging and costly reforms, Thompson Reuters is bringing together a group of exceptionally skilled, best practice I.R. Specialists. The emphasis is on:

  • What are the challenges,
  • How to address the complexities, and
  • Critical requirements to help employers navigate through this new minefield of IR reforms.

Who should attend?

HR practitioners, Lawyers, Risk Managers, B and C Level Stakeholders

For more information, please email us at eventsanz@thomsonreuters.com or call us +61 2 9171 9768.

Date & Location

Sydney & Online:
Thursday, 3rd August 2023

Thursday, 24rd August 2023


Registration: 8.30am - 9.00am AEST
Conference: 9.00am - 3.00pm AEST


Face to face & Online:
 $675 + GST

6 CPD points

Event agenda


Welcome Address by the Chair
The Honourable Pru Goward, AO


What does the new Fair Work legislation mean for workplace safety?

  • - Employer and the treatment of Staff
  • - How has it changed and what are the unknowns



What does a respectful workplace look like?

  • -Some simple test to run over your workplace protocols and procedures to make sure you are meeting the mark.



Structured Workplace Arrangements to provide best protection for staff and employers

  • - Contracts

AI Group


Morning tea


Panel Session
What would you do if


Seyfarth, Maddocks, AI Group


Networking Lunch


Secure Jobs Better Pay

  • - What are the changes and due dates?
  • - How is bargaining changing?
  • - What is/ will be the impact on small business for bargaining etc
  • - Multi - Employer bargaining
  • - Zombie Enterprise Agreements

Kingston Reid 


Case Law Developments

  • - What is the aftermath of the High Court cases from 2022 on contractors and labour hire - How is the law playing out.
  • - What is the interaction between the cases and Secure Jobs Better Pay?

Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors 


Hypothetical – Case Situation – working afternoon tea

Hypothetical Case Situation: Dismissal / After-hours conduct /Working from Home


Close of Conference by Chair
The Honourable Pru Goward,