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Legal Fundamentals in HR


Thursday 9 & Friday 10 September, 2021


Session 1: Overview of the Australian Labour & Employment Law System

  • surveying the Australian employment law landscape, and understanding why we have our current laws
  • the foundations of minimum employee entitlements
  • the role of Courts and Tribunals within employment relationships
  • the fundamentals of bargaining and making enterprise agreements

Session 2: Employment Documentation and Management

  • different kinds of employment contracts and best practice terms
  • drafting effective restraint of trade provisions
  • recruitment and screening risks and pitfalls
  • policies and procedures in the employment relationship
  • employees, contractors and legislative changes for casuals

Session 3: EEO, Harassment, Discrimination and Work, Health & Safety

  • discrimination, reasonable adjustments and the inherent requirements of the role
  • harassment and the respect@work report about workplace sexual harassment
  • bullying, reasonable management action and the jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission
  • employers’ obligations with WHS and workplace surveillance matters (at work and at home)

Session 4: Termination and Litigation

  • how the termination of employment can be affected including redundancies, misconduct and performance
  • the management and impact of organisational change and restructures
  • understanding legal claims arising from termination of employment
  • understanding the litigation process and an organisation's responsibilities


Legal Fundamentals in HR is a two day program held from 9am-5pm (Sydney time) each day. The program is complimentary for PCS Partnership and PCS Partnership Plus clients (limits apply), otherwise the cost of participation is $880 incl. GST.

The program cost includes course materials, morning/afternoon tea and lunch.

Participation in a condensed version is available via the webinar program.


The program is held in person at our CBD offices.


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