Workplace relations and safety training

Cooper Grace Ward’s workplace relations and safety training programs offer practical guidance to employers in managing complex workplace issues. Participants attending these interactive programs 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 is running the following programs that will benefit in-house legal advisors, managers and HR professionals. Training programs can also be tailored to suit your business.

All of our training programs are run from 8.30 am – 12.30 pm and include morning tea. All programs are $450 per person plus GST.

Managing ill and injured employees – 29 March 2017

  • 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 an employee’s employment
  • Legal risks and how to minimise them

Occupational health and safety compliance – 10 May 2017

  • 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 law essentials – compliance for employers – 12 July 2017

  • 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

Performance management – tips and traps – 23 August 2017

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

Equal employment opportunity – 13 September 2017

  • Understanding discrimination, sexual harrasment and bullying
  • Legal obligations of employees and employers
  • How to prevent discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace
  • Managing an EEO complaint

Drafting compliant HR policies – 8 November 2017

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

Conducting workplace investigations – TBC 2018

  • 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.