Cooper Grace Ward’s workplace relations and safety training programs offer practical guidance to employers in managing complex workplace issues. Participants will gain useful knowledge about the relevant legal risks, rights and responsibilities of employers and how to manage legal and employment issues from a practical perspective.

Cooper Grace Ward’s programs will benefit in-house legal advisors, managers and HR professionals and are listed below with dates of our next events. We also develop tailored programs on demand, to suit your specific business needs.

Our workplace relations and safety team runs half day, full day and multi day programs on the topics below, starting at $495 per person including GST.

To see a complete line-up of our WR&S seminars and events, visit our events page. To register your interest in a tailored program, please contact us at events@cgw.com.au.

 

Performance management – tips and traps – 28 August 2019

  • Making the right recruitment decisions
  • Taking positive steps to manage employees’ performance
  • How to correct poor performance
  • Legal risks and how to minimise them

Managing ill and injured employees –  11 September 2019

  • The options for managing ill and injured employees during employment
  • Obtaining and using information about an employee’s medical condition
  • When to make a decision about terminating employment
  • Legal risks and how to minimise them

Mental Health First Aid Training – 11 September 2019

  • How to recognise signs and symptoms of mental health problems and crises in employees and co-workers
  • The risk factors and appropriate evidence-based treatments and supports
  • How to respond and offer appropriate support to employees, co-workers, family and friends using the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan.

Conducting workplace investigations

  • Understanding when to conduct a workplace investigation
  • The process for conducting a workplace investigation
  • How to write a report following a workplace investigation
  • Legal issues associated with workplace investigations.

Occupational health and safety compliance

  • Understanding employers’ workplace health and safety obligations
  • Duties of officers, workers and other persons
  • Consultation and representation rights and requirements
  • Consequences of unsafe work
  • Understanding investigations and prosecutions

Employment essentials

  • Complying with the national employment standards
  • Understanding modern awards
  • Essential terms in contracts of employment
  • Understanding the need for policies and procedures
  • Understanding employers’ obligations with respect to employee records and payslips

Drafting compliant HR policies

  • The pitfalls of policies and how to remedy them
  • Accepted boundaries for managing employee conduct and behaviour through policies