IBC event ~ Workplace Update Seminar: Are your casuals really casual?

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Date(s) - 17/05/2018
7:30 am - 9:00 am

Bomaderry Bowling Club


Are your casuals really casual?

Please note this is an Illawarra Business Chamber event – Shoalhaven members are welcome to attend.

‘Wage theft is a new business model for too many employers’ says Sally McManus, Secretary of the ACTU.

Casual workers and independent contractors are at the heart of a bitter national debate fuelled by a revitalised union movement.

Employers must contend with flawed workplace legislation, an increasingly litigious workforce, and a hard-nosed regulator (Fair Work Ombudsman) with increased powers to prosecute and punish. The risk to business is escalating.

Making up over 20% of our workforce, growing numbers of employers are being penalised for failing to meettheir obligations to casual workers under the relevant modern award – mostly through oversight.

High risk surrounds a ‘regular and systematic’ casual, due to potential classification as a permanent employee by the Ombudsman. Resulting claims of underpayment and unfair dismissal can open the door to hefty back payments for leave, plus fines of up to $63,000 per breach.

In this event, you will learn practical tips for mitigating the risk and cost to your business. Topics include:

  • Assessing risk to your business
  • Building compliance through contracts and record keeping
  • Conversion-to-permanent employment provisions in modern awards
  • General update on workplace legislation

Date: Thursday 17th May, 2018

Time: 7.30am – 9.00am

Location: Bomaderry Bowling Club, 154 Meroo Rd, Bomaderry

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