CPD Event – ‘Who is an Employee’

Who is an Employee?
Presenter: Professor Andrew Stewart

The issue of employment status is a crucial one for any business or organisation. If workers are engaged as employees, they are entitled to a range of benefits and protections under laws dealing with matters such as wages, working hours, leave, dismissal, superannuation and workers compensation. Independent contractors, by contrast, often fall outside these laws.

This seminar will review some important recent decisions that indicate a greater willingness to identify a worker as an employee. The courts are now placing greater emphasis on the “practical reality” of the relationship, rather than the terms formally agreed. It is also important for organisations, and those who advise them, to be aware of the increased risk of liability under the “sham contracting” provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009.

Date: 19 April 2012
Time: 7.30 am – 8.40 am
Breakfast: A buffet continental breakfast will be served Venue: National Wine Centre
Cost: $130 (alumni $110)

The event will attract 1 CPD point in a required unit (practice management).

Further information and RSVP is available

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