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Managing Difficult Employee Behaviour Masterclass – Melbourne

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EVENT DATE

4th Jun 2019

LOCATION

Melbourne

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Overview

In Australia today, employers of choice take responsibility for ensuring fair and respectful dealings within the workforce.  The cost of not managing difficult employee behaviour is low productivity, absenteeism, workers compensation claims and high staff turnover.  An employer who fails to maintain standards for appropriate behaviours in the workplace will also face exposure to legal claims of unfair dismissal, workplace bullying and sexual harassment.

Yet those entrusted with the important function of managing people confront an array of different avenues for employee to challenge management action.  The introduction of the general protections scheme in 2010 and the anti-bullying scheme in 2013 means that the Fair Work Commission has more scope than ever to interfere with and override human resource management decisions.

This workshop will enable people managers to understand the legal framework that applies when managing employee behaviours in the workplace.  It will instruct how to resolve issues of employee behaviour in a way that minimises the risk of legal challenge.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the legal reasons why Australian employers need to regulate the conduct and behaviours of those person who perform work for them
  • Learn about the legal framework in Australia that creates rights, obligations and legal exposure when managing employee behaviours in the workplace.
  • Gain an awareness of common situations where managing employee behaviour creates legal liability for the employer, its directors, officers and managers
  • Learn about the trends and current developments in the legal landscape affecting people management in Australian workplaces
  • Examine the different approaches available for managing employee behaviour and understand how they minimise legal risk
  • Work through typical scenarios so as to understand the different levers and options available to managers when responding to issues and disputes relating to employee behaviour and conduct at work
  • Equip you to build and reform arrangements for your organisation to regulate the conduct and behaviours of those person working for you
  • Develop your capacity to train people managers how to resolve issues of employee behaviour in a way that keeps your organisation out of court

 

Featuring Our Speakers

Charles Power

Partner

Holding Redlich and LIV Accredited Workplace Relations Specialist

 

Charles Power has been a partner at the law firm Holding Redlich since 2002.  His previous experience has been as an associate to a deputy president of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and a ministerial adviser to a federal government minister.  Charles heads a leading workplace relations and safety practice representing employers in both the public and private sector.  Since 2006 the Law Institute of Victoria has accredited Charles as a workplace relations specialist and he currently chairs the Workplace Relations Specialisation Advisory Committee.  Since 2013 the Best Lawyers legal survey has rated Charles as recommended in the field of Labour Relations.  Charles edits the publication “The Employment Law Practical Handbook”, which has over 4,000 subscribers nationwide.  He frequently presents and writes material about effective management of legal risk when managing employees.  Charles is a member of and legal adviser to the Australian Human Resources Institute.

 

Charles Power has been a partner at the law firm Holding Redlich since 2002.  His previous experience has been as an associate to a deputy president of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and a ministerial adviser to a federal government minister.  Charles heads a leading workplace relations and safety practice representing employers in both the public and private sector.  Since 2006 the Law Institute of Victoria has accredited Charles as a workplace relations specialist and he currently chairs the Workplace Relations Specialisation Advisory Committee.  Since 2013 the Best Lawyers legal survey has rated Charles as recommended in the field of Labour Relations.

Charles edits the publication “The Employment Law Practical Handbook”, which has over 4,000 subscribers nationwide.  He frequently presents and writes material about effective management of legal risk when managing employees.  Charles is a member of and legal adviser to the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Who should attend?

  • People managers – human resources officers, line managers, L&D managers
  • Risk managers – internal investigators, health & safety coordinators, company secretaries, compliance officers, general counsel
  • Leaders – senior executives, directors, general managers
  • Consultants – HR advisors, lawyers,