Hot Topics in Employment Law – The Things You Need to Know Webinar


Event Details

6 August 2021, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

There have been a number of recent developments in employment law including increases to award pay rates and statutory superannuation, changes regarding casual workers, and the Government’s release of recommendations to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace.

In addition to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australian businesses, wage theft laws have also been recently introduced in Victoria to criminalise employers who intentionally underpay their employees.

In this webinar we explore these hot topics (and more) in further detail.

This webinar will cover:

  • Details about the increases to award wage rates and statutory superannuation and what employers need to do.
  • The continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and whether employers can mandate the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The release of the Respect@Work Report, which recommends how to respond to and prevent sexual harassment.
  • Changes to casual workers including how overtime and the casual loading interact in modern awards, as well as the definition of a casual employee and casual conversion and what this means for employers.
  • New wage theft laws in Victoria, with the introduction of significant penalties for employers and the criminalisation of dishonest and systematic wage underpayments.
  • New changes to workers compensation laws in Victoria, so that workers claiming mental injury are entitled to receive reasonable medical services while liability for their claim is still being determined.

This webinar will be presented by Anat Hirsh, Senior Associate, and Jenny Collins, Associate, at HR Legal.

Our webinars are delivered free and online, we encourage questions from participants at any time during the webinar. We also run polls and questionnaires to keep you engaged and interacting.

  • Event Details:
    Delivery: Online via GoToWebinar
    Date:  Friday, 6 August 2021
    Time:  12:30pm to 1:30pm AEST
    Cost:  Free


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