Hiring, Firing and Everything in Between

The workplace relations legal framework is increasingly complex to navigate.

It is critical that managers and HR professionals have are familiar with the key components of employment law in order to minimise legal risks for the organisation, as well as other risks such as impacts to brand, reputation and productivity and trust within the workforce.

This course is directed at providing an overview of the workplace relations systems to upskill managers and HR professionals to navigate these risks.

This training course covers:

  • The Fair Work Act, minimum conditions including the National Employment Standards
  • Understanding different modes of engagement including permanent, casual and fixed (maximum term)
  • Key factors in preparing employment contracts
  • Modern awards and how to vary the application of their terms (including enterprise agreements, individual flexibility arrangements and annualised wage arrangements)
  • Independent contractors and the risks in these arrangements
  • Unlawful workplace behaviours including sexual ¬†harassment, discrimination and bullying ¬†and what steps employers must take to prevent these behaviours in the workplace
  • Risks associated with termination of employment and how to minimise these risks

Training Course Duration

2.5 hours

Learning Outcomes

After this training course participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the hiring process and considerations from a legal perspective
  • Explain the basics of determining the best model to engage a worker from a legal perspective
  • Discuss what an employment contract should include
  • Explain the basic employment legislative framework in Australia
  • Discuss the basics of the National Employment Standards and Modern Awards
  • Discuss the basics of individual flexibility agreements, enterprise agreements and annualised wage arrangements and identify relevant instruments that apply to your organisation
  • Explain the risks that can arise during employment
  • Discuss termination of employment and explain the legal risks that can arise

Training Delivery

This training course is developed and delivered by leading workplace lawyers specifically for Managers, Supervisors and HR professionals.

We provide handouts and allow time for questions and problem solving to ensure your managers gain practical knowledge.


We do not offer this training course as a public offering. If you would like to enquire about running this training in-house for your organisation of a work team, please fill in the private courses form.

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