Complying with Employment Law

Complying with Employment Law

Complying with Employment Law – Course Outline (PDF printable Version)

Duration: 5 days, 8:30am – 4/4:30pm

Cost: $1,495 includes training reference manual

Career Pathways:
• HR Managers and HR Personnel
• Department managers
• Teams leaders
• Small business owners

Day 1: Introduction to Employment Law
• Introduction to Employment Law
• Understanding the relevant agencies and their functions
• Fair Work & Anti-Discrimination Commission
• NT WorkSafe
• Absenteeism and how to manage it
• What can you do to improve employee attendance
• Abandonment of employment
• Performance management and how to discipline
• Flexible working practices knowing the employee’s rights

Day 2: Managing conflict and behavioural issues
• Anti-discrimination and anti-discrimination laws
• Bullying & workplace harassment
• 5 strategies to protect your business from unfair dismissal claims

Day 3: Changing jobs and roles
• Managing job descriptions/ roles
• What is an employment contract and how to draft an employment contract
• How probationary periods benefit you
• Working hours
• Leave entitlements (annual leave, long service leave, community service leave – Jury duty, CFS Personal leave)

Day 4: Using contractors
• Understanding the differences between contractors and employees
• What is the Independent Contractors Act
• What are your Health and Safety obligations toward contractors
• Do you have to provide workers compensation cover for contractors
• Do you have to count contractor payments in your payroll tax returns
• Do you have to withhold PAYG from payment to contractors
• Step by step in how to employ overseas workers on a 457 visa

Day 5: Work Health and Safety Legislation compliance
• Overview of Work Health and Safety (NUL) Act/Regulations
• Obligations of the PCBU
• Obligations of Officers
• Obligations of workers
• Powers and functions of the regulator (NT WorkSafe)
• Notifiable incidents, when must I report
• Hazard identification and risk assessment
• Functions and power of inspectors
• WHS Auditory obligations

This course offers accreditation for the following units:
• BSBWRK509A – Manage industrial relations
• BSBWHS501A – Ensure a safe workplace

The Academy can also deliver this course in-house and can adopt the course to the specific training needs for your organisation. For further information contact the Academy staff.