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WSBC has partnered with Platinum Partners Matthews Folbigg Lawyers to deliver the following live and free webinars to the WSBC community:

Navigating the Icebergs of the Australian Consumer Law – Risk Management for Business

Thursday 7th November 2019, 11.00am AEDT

The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) regulates the supply of goods and services to consumers in Australia and a “consumer” can include another business.

Fundamental features of the ACL include mandatory consumer guarantees, prohibitions on misleading or deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct, and unfair contract terms (including in terms of trade).

A business must be aware of and comply with these requirements and educate relevant personnel as even an inadvertent breach by a staff member can expose a business to liability.

If the goods or services you provide end up in the hands of consumers, then tune into this webcast to find out more about what you must do!

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What You Need To Know About Contracts

Thursday 21st March 2019, 11.00am to 12.00pm AEDT

This webcast will look at the key elements of contracts which we use in commerce and everyday life. Whenever we spend money there is usually a written or verbal contract involved.

Matthews Folbigg lawyer and webcast presenter, Phillip Brophy, will consider the formation of a contract, who can enter into a contract if there is a company involved and how they can be varied and terminated. Phillip will also look at legislation designed to protect consumers and small businesses against unfair contracts.

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Employment Law Update - What's New & Upcoming In 2019

Thursday 14th March 2019, 11.00am to 12.00pm AEDT

Inevitably, a new year brings with it brand new challenges for employers, including a raft of changes to the complex national workplace relations system. These changes may be legislative, may arise from major court decisions, or may be based on shifting policies (and politics).

It is essential that all employers be aware of and adapt to these changes.

In this webinar, Matthews Folbigg lawyer Peter Doughman provides a detailed update on matters such as:

  • recent amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 and the National Employment Standards
  • recent and relevant court decisions including the major decision in Workpac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018]; and
  • potential policy changes following the upcoming federal election

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Workplace Bullying – What Every Employer Must Do

Thursday 15th November 2018, 11.00am AEDT

Bullying can take root within all workplaces. Bullying can take many forms and often remain undetected to everyone but its victims.

Employers have critical legal obligations to ensure a safe work environment and must be alert to the potential for bullying to occur. If left unchecked, bullying claims can cause workplaces to spiral out of control, and destroy employee morale and productivity. Amongst other things, workplace bullying can lead to workers compensation claims (and the resulting premium increases), extended sick leave, breach of contract claims, bullying or adverse action applications to the FWC, WHS complaints to the regulator, costly lump-sum negligence claims and a loss of corporate reputation.

In this webcast, Matthews Folbigg lawyer Peter Doughman will:

  • define workplace bullying and describe recent developments in the Fair Work Commissions’ Anti-Bullying jurisdiction;
  • outline the essential ingredients for an effective bullying and harassment policy; and
  • explain the essential steps that employers must take to identify and manage claims of workplace bullying in the modern world.

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Corporate Governance - What is it and why is it important for companies large and small?

Friday 19th October 2018, 11.00am AEDT

Corporate governance receives a lot of publicity and often for the wrong reasons. This 1-hour webcast will arm you with knowledge and practical advice helping you achieve a sensible level of governance whilst running your business.

The Corporations Act imposes penalties on both companies and individuals ranging from fines to possible imprisonment for non-compliance. Whilst some companies have Boards that are active and some do not, all businesses need to have Directors and these Directors have responsibilities and are accountable for their actions or inactions.

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Employment Agreements – A Sword and a Shield for Employers

Friday 27th October 2017, 11.00am AEDT

Employment agreements lay out the ground rules of the relationship between employer and employee.

Well-drafted employment agreements provide an employer with greater power and control over matters such as remuneration, employee duties and termination. Employment agreements also promote compliance and consistency with the Fair Work Act 2009 and relevant modern awards.

Just as importantly, well-drafted employment agreements can protect the employer’s business via confidential information, intellectual property and restraint provisions, and reduce the risk of employee disputes or dismissal claims.

In this webinar, Matthews Folbigg lawyer Peter Doughman explains the ‘essential ingredients’ for employment agreements, and describes how employers can prepare watertight employment agreements to protect against employee claims and disputes.

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Conducting Workplace Investigations - Why, When & How

Friday 28th July 2017, 11.00am AEST

With employment-related claims like bullying and unfair dismissal continually on the rise, employers are increasingly required to take pro-active steps to investigate suspected workplace incidents and disputes before they lead to these claims.

It is therefore essential that employers and businesses understand why, when, how and by whom, workplace investigations should be conducted.

In this webinar, Matthews Folbigg lawyer Peter Doughman explains how to identify the early signs of a problem in your workplace, why undertaking workplace investigations is an essential modern business practice and provides practical guidance for employers undertaking such investigations.

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