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July 2014

Your Business Employment, Safety & Workers' Compensation

This 90 minute webcast will cover a range of topical issues in the world of employment, safety and workers’ compensation and will feature a detailed discussion on pre-employment processes, including:

  • the range of pre-employment checks an employer can undertake;
  • medical and police checks - what can you ask and for what purpose;
  • how employers can respond to information arising from medical and police checks;
  • relevant provisions of workers' compensation legislation; and
  • can blanket policies be applied across the business.

Other topics include:

  • Workplace relations, safety and workers' compensation policy - a look at what's making the news, including a summary of the Fair Work Amendment Bill
  • Workplace Gender Equality update - the reporting requirements for 2014/15, the new minimum standard for companies with 500+ employees and Government seeking employer feedback until end of July for 2015/16 reporting period
  • Construction Code Compliance - how non-construction companies are affected by the Code
  • Union Right of Entry - all the ways unions might come into your workplace, how right of entry is gained in the safety context and changed laws in Queensland
  • Bullying jurisdiction update - recent cases, what constitutes reasonable management action and different claims that can be made
  • FAQ feature - accommodating religious beliefs and E-cigarettes
  • Managing chemicals in the workplace - overview of legal obligations and labelling changes
  • Mentally healthy workplaces - new resources and tools to assist employers to manage this important issue.

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March 2014
Your Business Employment, Safety & Workers' Compensation

This 90 minute webcast will cover a range of topical issues in the world of employment, safety and workers’ compensation and will feature a detailed discussion on how to effectively manage drug and alcohol issues in the workplace, with particular emphasis on: developing and implementing an appropriate policy to suit your work environment; workplace health and safety implications; the complexities of alternative testing methods; and relevant Fair Work Commission decisions.

Other topics include:

  • Workplace relations, safety and workers' compensation policy - a look at what's making the news
  • New bullying jurisdiction - a report on the progress of the new bullying jurisdiction, as well as a review of other recent Fair Work Act amendments
  • Workplace Gender Equality reporting - more complex reporting requirements are in force for year ending 31 March 2014; a review of what these changes are and how best businesses can prepare
  • Wage underpayments - a review of the Fair Work Ombudsman activity in pursuing wage underpayment claims and the measures which should be taken to protect against claims
  • Senior Management engagement with health and safety - the importance of informal communications
  • Exploring workplace psychological health and safety - an introductory look at current prevention strategies employers can use to address the rising personal and business costs of psychological illness and injury
  • Workers’ compensation premiums - key things to consider as the financial year draws to a close
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March 2014
Your Business Conditions, Improvement & Growth

Changing gears - Business outlook and strategies for 2014

The Australian economy is changing gear in 2014 - productivity and international competitiveness remain key issues for the national economy as it rebalances as the mining investment boom winds down. Businesses will need to remain focussed on improving and maximising competitive advantage to keep ahead and succeed.

In this 30 minute webcast we will take a look at:

  • What CEOs are expecting in 2014 - Key findings from Ai Group’s National CEO Survey outlining the expectations of CEOs for the coming year and the strategies they will be implementing to remain competitive and to grow
  • Supply chain effectiveness - Strategies to investigate and improve supply chain effectiveness through cost efficiency, agility and sustainability
  • Strategic alliances - Developing external relationships and partnerships to capitalise on opportunities by utilising respective competitive advantage.
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November 2013
Your Business Employment Issues and Your Business and Safety

Get the latest on employee management issues for your business in this 90 minute webinar.

Topics include:

  • Workplace relations, safety and workers' compensation policy - the Government's plans for WR and latest news
  • Bullying Procedures - Managing a claim under the new laws
  • Consultation and communication - practical tips on how to meet the new obligations to consult, and how effective workplace communication can assist with the introduction of change and the prevention of claims
  • Adverse action - a review of recent case developments on when an employee is exercising a 'workplace right'
  • Labour hire - how, when and why you need to consult, co-ordinate and cooperate
  • Managing safety - monitoring and review processes - do you have everything covered?
  • Investigating serious safety incidents - what should be addressed following an incident
  • New sentencing regime under the harmonised WHS Act - a review of some early decisions under the new law
  • Summer Smarts - summer season issues including annual close downs and end-of-year functions
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November 2013
Your Business Conditions, Improvement and Growth

Competing in the Asian Century – don't get left behind

As the productivity and design capability of our Asian neighbours improves, Australian companies are feeling the competitive pinch.

This 30 minute webcast will give you an understanding of:

  • the latest Global Trends in productivity and competitiveness, Australia's comparative ranking and the factors currently influencing Australia's economic performance;
  • the links between investment in innovation and design, and improved global competiveness;
  • how to make use of regional Free Trade Agreements; and
  • increasing the cross cultural skills of your staff to improve your competitive standing in Asia.
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July 2013
Your Business Employment Issues and Your Business and Safety

This 90 minute webcast will cover a range of current topics, from the changes to the Fair Work and Workplace Gender Equality Acts, including the workplace relations and safety impacts of the expanded flexible working provisions, to developments in employment, safety and workers’ compensation laws.

Topics include:

  • The latest in workplace relations, safety & workers’ compensation policy news
  • Fair Work Act changes - including expanded rights to flexible working, with consideration of workplace relations and safety and workers’ compensation implications; workplace bullying; new consultation obligations regarding changes to rosters/ hours of work; new parental leave entitlements; and expanded union rights of entry provisions
  • Workplace Gender Equality Act - new reporting requirements
  • Contractor or employee - why does it matter? Workplace relations and safety considerations
  • Casual employees - Recent Full Bench decision on the definition of a ‘casual’, casual conversion and risks under unfair dismissal and general protections laws
  • Wages and Enterprise bargaining update - National Wage decision, recent wage outcomes, superannuation changes and reflections from Ai Group’s salary and benefits survey
  • Key processes for managing safety - Do you have everything covered?

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July 2013
Your Business Conditions, Improvement and Growth

Leadership for Today's Economy- Where will you be in 2014?

This 30 minute webcast will cover a range of current topics to assist you in understanding the current business environment, with tips and suggestions to help you keep a step ahead in business.

Topics include:

  • Current state of the Australian economy -drivers of national economic growth, pressure points that businesses should prepare for and bright spots to target in our economic outlook
  • Take your business temperature - common symptoms of businesses under stress and the importance of business innovation to productivity and growth
  • Leadership - rethinking leadership to position it for innovation, productivity and growth

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March 2013
Session 1: Your Business Employment Issues and Your Business and Safety

This 90 minute webcast covers a range of current topics on workplace relations and business employment issues and now includes the Safety and OHS briefing as well.

David Miller, Ai Group's National Manager - Workplace Legal Services, is back to present the November BIZassistBriefings and is joined by Meg Crawford, Ai Group Manager - Workplace Relations Victoria and Tracey Browne, Ai Group Manager - National OHS Policy and Membership Services to discuss the latest policy, case law, legislative and enterprise bargaining developments, as well as contemporary topics affecting business and the workplace.
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March 2013
Session 2: Your Business Sustainability
Your Business Conditions, Improvement and Growth

Join Ai Group presenters for updates on environmental policy and legislative developments, plus updates on what the regulators are focussed on.

Our presenters also provide an update on current business conditions, as well as practical advice and information on the opportunities for members to grow and improve their business and industry.


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November 2012
Session 1: Your Business Employment Issues and Your Business and Safety

This 80 minute webcast covers a range of current topics on workplace relations and business employment issues and now includes the Safety and OHS briefing as well.

David Miller, Ai Group's National Manager - Workplace Legal Services, is back to present the November BIZassistBriefings and is joined by Meg Crawford, Ai Group Manager - Workplace Relations Victoria, to deliver up-to-date workplace relations policy news, important information on staff management issues in the summer season, details on recent unfair dismissal decisions and provides tips and advice on how to deal with ill and injured workers.

Tracey Browne, Ai Group Manager - National OHS Policy and Membership Services, joins David Miller and Meg Crawford to discuss Safety and Workers' Compensation policy news, update you on recent fatigue press coverage and outlines some key processes for managing OHS/WHS.
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November 2012
Session 2: Your Business Sustainability
Session 3: Your Business Conditions, Improvement and Growth

Stay up-to-date with the latest information on Climate & Energy Policy, the Clean Technoloy Investment program, Ai Group's Energy Efficiency Assist program and Energy Contracts with Tennant Reed, Michelle Brownlie, Jason Walker and David Stockler.

In a special Workforce Development series, join Alison Vickers, Dean Arundle, Alan Maguire, Lois Hunt, Michael Taylor and Claire Summerer for an informative 3 part seminar that provides information on skilling & training your workforce, development for new employees & apprentices and how to improve skills for your existing employees.
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August 2012
Session 1: Your Business Employment Issues

This 1 hour webcast will cover a range of current topics on workplace relations and business employment issues.
David Miller, Ai Group's National Manager - Workplace Legal Services is back to present the latest on wage movements, implications of superannuation changes and accrual of employee entitlements on workers' compensation. Hear tips and alternatives to managing redundancy, learn about the business impact from the New Road Safety and Remuneration Act and find out about workplace surveillance restrictions in this webcast.
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August 2012
Session 2: Your Business Safety & Sustainability
Session 3: Your Business Conditions, Improvement and Growth

Stay up-to-date with the latest information on Workplace Health and Safety, Technology, Environment, The Labour Market and Australian Standards and in these and informative videos. Join Tracey Browne, Tennant Reed, Jason Walker, Emma Pryce-Baxter, Meg Crawford, Julie Toth, Peter Burn, David Crossley and James Thomson for the second half of the BIZassistBriefing webcast series.
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March 2012
Session 1: Your Business Employment Issues

In this 1 hour webcast, David Miller takes you through the current Workplace Relations environment and answers your questions on Enterprise Bargaining, Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Harassment and more. Includes answers to the questions you asked David during the live broadcast.
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March 2012
Session 2: Your Business Safety & Sustainability
Session 3: Your Business Conditions, Improvement and Growth

Join Bill Petreski, Louise McGrath, Vivienne Filling and Tracey Browne for the second half of the BIZassistBriefing webcast series. Stay up-to-date with the latest information on Technology, Trade, Environment and Workplace Health and Safety in these short but informative videos.
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BIZassistBriefings November 2011 - Meg Crawford, Tennant Reed, Tracey Browne and Keith Goddard deliver the November 2011 BIZassistBriefing video seminar, updating you on the latest information from the Workplace Relations, WHS, and Environment areas as well as information about building and improving your supply chains.

 

BIZassistBriefings July/August 2011 - Peter Nolan, Tracey Browne, Vivienne Filling, Hermon Mott and Louise McGrath present the July/August 2011 BIZassistBriefing video seminar for members.