The dotted line … What your employment contracts should look like

You should be reviewing and updating your employment contracts regularly, but the question is – what has to be in them and what can be taken out? Join us as we discuss:

  • Why are contracts needed
  • Unique terms you should consider
  • Drafting contracts to suit different types of employees
  • How policies, handbooks and manuals interact with the employment contract
  • A look at recent case law
  • Best practice for varying contracts

Australian Votes: PCS 2016 Election Special

Following the announcement of the Federal Election to be held on 2 July 2016, join us as we take a look at:

  • What the upcoming election will mean for your organisation
  • Key policy platforms in IR and HR
  • Briefing your stakeholders
  • Auditing your IR strategy

So you like to watch

As technology advances, so does the ways which an organisation can track employee activities. With so many variables available, how do you decide which is right for your organisation? In this webinar we discussed:

  • Perceptions and trust issues in surveillance.
  • Surveillance laws across the various jurisdictions.
  • Auditing and assessing your organisation’s current practices.
  • The link between privacy and workplace surveillance.
  • Surveillance beyond the workplace (social media, workers compensation investigations and tracking devices).
  • Common pitfalls and mistakes and how to avoid or remedy them.

Today’s Workplace Part 2

Following on from March’s webinar, we continued our examination of topical issues including:

  • best practice strategies for understanding your diversity obligations;
  • when can you “refuse” to employ someone;
  • working from home… making it work for all involved;
  • temporary working visas and sponsorship of employees.

Today’s Workplace Part 1

As society grows and changes, technology evolves and, new generations enter the workforce, what policies and procedures have worked in the past may not be relevant in today’s and tomorrow’s workplace. In this webinar we discussed:

Managing the risks of adverse action and unlawful discrimination in recruitment:

  • can you trust what social media says about a candidate and what are the risks of relying on it?;
  • the do’s and do not’s of drafting job advertisements; and
  • how interview notes may lead to a legal claims.

Social media:

  • understanding when a post has a connection to employment;
  • ownership of social media contacts after termination; and
  • humour vs harassment and knowing where to draw the line.

The ageing workforce:

  • discrimination in recruitment;
  • workers compensation issues; and
  • making reasonable adjustments.

Getting the most out of Gen Y:

  • investing in training and development;
  • tapping into a unique skill set;
  • specific retention strategies; and
  • is there a culture of entitlement?

Can I have wine with that?

Drugs and alcohol may be “introduced” into the workplace through a variety of means ranging from your staff’s attendance at company events or work-related functions (conferences, client gatherings, etc) where alcohol might be served, to personal use of recreational drugs, self-medication with alcohol or even more commonly, prescription medicines.

Given the risks that intoxication and impairment may pose to your brand or organisation, what rights and obligations do you have in relation to drugs and alcohol in the workplace?

We will explore:

  • why you should draw the line and where to draw the line;
  • how to implement and enforce zero tolerance policies;
  • case law on drug and alcohol testing in the workplace; and
  • best practice tips on managing drugs and alcohol in the workplace.