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Webinar: “Closing Loopholes” – What ALL Employers and Businesses MUST Know

  • 27-Jun-2024
  • 11:00 - 12:00
  • Online



In February 2024, the Australia Parliament passed the second stage of the Government’s ‘Closing Loopholes’ employment law reforms, bringing with it a raft of further complex changes to the Fair Work Act 2009.

Some of these changes have already commenced operation, whilst other changes will come into effect later in 2024 and early in 2025.

Given the significant impact of the ‘Closing Loopholes’ reforms and the potential penalties imposed for non-compliance, it is essential that employers take steps to understand these changes and how the changes will impact their business.

In this free webcast, Matthews Folbigg Lawyers’ Peter Doughman will canvass the primary changes arising from the ‘Closing Loopholes’ reforms, including:

  • The new employee ‘right to disconnect’;
  • Changes to the concept and definition of casual employment;
  • Changes to the definitions and tests for employees and independent contractors;
  • New protections for labour hire workers including ‘same job, same pay’ orders;
  • New rights and protections for independent contractors, including new minimum standards for ‘employment-like’ workers; and
  • New criminal penalties for wage theft.

    Webinar Details

    Date: Thursday 27th June, 2024

    Time: 11.00am to 12.00pm 

    Where: Online

    Cost: Free

    Webinar Presenter  |  Peter Doughman  |  Matthews Folbigg Lawyers

    Peter is a Senior Associate of Matthews Folbigg and a specialist in workplace law. Peter was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2008. He is a graduate of Western Sydney University, with degrees in Law (LLB) and Music (B. Mus). Peter provides practical, targeted and cost-conscious employment law advice to a wide range of employers and businesses, varying from sole traders, Not-For-Profits and associations, to companies of all sizes

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