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All Podcasts

Casual Conversion Conundrum

17 May 2021
26.59

Description
Katie Sweatman and Shelley Williams discuss all things casual employment, the only ‘reform’ not to get thrown out of the IR Omnibus Bill.
An empowered workplace culture

3 May 2021
14.41

Description
Christa Lenard is joined by Peitra Moffat, Managing Director of Ombpoint, and Jane Thorpe, ex Executive Director of Employee Performance and Conduct, NSW Department of Education, to discuss the launch of Ombpoint, Australia’s first independent workplace Ombudsman service, helping workplaces manage and change their cultures and reform the traditional ways of dealing with conflict.
[email protected] Report – Employer Obligations

15 April 2021
12.54

Description
Miriam Power and Helen Beech discuss the expanded employer obligations for preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace.
Family & domestic violence: workplace obligations

8 December 2020
20:42

Description
Christa Lenard and Erica Elliott are joined by Regan Mitchell of Weave Youth & Community Services to discuss employers’ legal obligations in respect of family and domestic violence and what can be done to support their employees.
Out with the old and in with the (re)new(ed)

19 November 2020
14:04

Description
New safety laws have just been enacted in Western Australia. Now the countdown begins until commencement. Miriam Power and Oliver Marshall discuss some of the key features of the laws including wider application, industrial manslaughter, increased penalties and insurance prohibitions.
Enterprise Bargaining

13 November 2020
36:56

Description
Alice DeBoos and Duncan Fletcher discuss whether enterprise bargaining is dead, or just resting its eyes!

Management and Mental Health 

S02E03 The Dismissal

25 September 2020
12:14

Description
Michael Stutley and Miriam Power discuss the procedural steps for terminating employment where an employee can no longer perform the inherent requirement of his or her role due to mental illness.
S02E02 The independent medical examination

2 September 2020
32:39

Description
Michael Stutley and Miriam Power are joined by Dr Tom Lee to discuss the importance of the independent medical examination on managing concerns.
S02E01 Finding a path through the maze

12 August 2020
18:33

Description
Michael Stutley and Miriam Power discuss the issues facing employers where management of performance or conduct becomes a matter of managing a mental health concern.
Is a contractor truly a contractor?

24 July 2020
26:44

Description
Christa Lenard and Shelley Williams discuss recent Federal Court decisions, CFMMEU v Personnel Contracting and Jamsek v ZG Operations Australia and their implications on engaging independent contractors.
Is it really over?
14 July 2020
31:19
Description
Alice DeBoos and Lucy Shanahan discuss the concepts of ordinary and customary turnover of labour and employment for a specified task or period.
A ‘Casual’ Conversation – Unpacking Rossato
26 May 2020
26:35
Description
Alice DeBoos and Christa Lenard will discuss the implications of the Federal Court decision in WorkPac and Rossato and what this means for current and future casual employees.

How to manage investigations within NSW Health

S01E01 How you prepare for an investigation
21 May 2020
17:18
Under the Managing Misconduct Policy
Description
Alice DeBoos and Lucy Shanahan discuss the process and preparation of an investigation.
S01E02 Conducting an investigation
21 May 2020
25:33
Under the Managing Misconduct Policy
Description
Alice DeBoos and Lucy Shanahan discuss getting the investigation underway.
S01E03 Closing an investigation
21 May 2020
19:17
Under the Managing Misconduct Policy
Description
Alice DeBoos and Lucy Shanahan discuss making the findings, the role of the decision maker and the steps that need to be taken once the decision is made.
S01E04 An investigation is over, now what?
21 May 2020
20:21

Description
Christa Lenard and Rachel Bevan discuss managing the aftermath of a misconduct investigation.