This one-day course is a practical review of legal obligations and options for managing employees with medical conditions including insights into relevant case decisions.
• Receive expert advice on how new cases clarify various legal requirements for managing ill and injured workers
• Gain insights into your obligations and compliance risks as an employer: The risks and pitfalls
• Devise practical strategies to avoid liabilities associated with managing ill and injured employees in a variety of common and covid-19 scenarios
• Understand what is required when illness and injury affect the employment relationship and ability of the employee to do their work
• Guided steps to design and implement successful return-to work processes through & beyond the Covid-19 environment
• What you should do if the employee refuses to co-operate, and dealing with medical evidence
To manage these complex workplace situations effectively and ensure that both business needs and employees’ rights are met, it is essential for employers, safety, Occupational Health and HR managers to keep up-to-date with the latest legislative changes, new case law, and proven strategies for managing ill and injured employers – or risk becoming exposed when challenged under the law.
Specialist employment, workplace health and safety law firm Kingston Reid will facilitate the 7th annual Managing Ill & Injured Employees workshop.
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Katie practices in employment relations matters, including dismissal and grievance handling, industrial relations and workplace safety. With a strong focus on regulation and compliance, Katie works with businesses to identify risk areas and to implement practical industrial and common law workplace arrangements. In addition to advising and supporting employers during periods of change, Katie regularly acts for employers in litigious and industrial matters in the Fair Work Commission and advises proactively on day to day employment issues.
Kathryn is an experienced industrial relations, employment and workplace health and safety lawyer. She has extensive industrial relations experience including responsibility for developing and implementing enterprise bargaining and industrial action response strategies, as well as leading bargaining for enterprise agreements. Kathryn is an experienced litigator in state and federal courts and tribunals, including in relation to unfair dismissal, general protections, discrimination, employee entitlements and contractual disputes.
Lucy helps clients create a better future for their businesses by helping them successfully navigate their most difficult and complex employee issues and industrial challenges. She is an experienced investigator and is regularly engaged to facilitate and report on complex and sensitive employment-related investigations. A highly experienced litigator, Lucy assists clients on a range of contentious employment and industrial relations issues including bargaining, industrial action, unfair dismissal, bullying claims, actions by senior executives, and post-employment restraint matters. Lucy has extensive experience as a trainer and highly regarded for her strong communication skills and engaging presentation style.
Miriam has 20 years’ experience practising in employee relations and industrial relations law. Her advice and representation is practical, commercial and outcome-focused. She believes that early intervention into employee grievances or disputes often prevents matters escalating into litigious claims. When matters become litigious, Miriam is an experienced advocate for organisations across diverse industry sectors in federal and state courts and tribunals and has been recognised in Best Lawyers for Labour and Employment Law (2021)
“Great for consolidating your understanding of the complex area of ill & injured employees”
"Course content was very helpful in understanding legalities and risks in managing ill and injured workers"
"Well presented course with excellent case studies"
"Very good overall & really liked the case law examples"
The Manging Ill & Injured Workshop will take place in a premium hotel venue in each location's CBD.