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NSW IR Webinars 

Recorded Webinars

NSW IR has a number of pre-recorded webinars available on the national workplace relations system and some key modern awards. These can be accessed at a time to suit you.

 

General IR Webinars


 

 

 

 

Award specific webinars

Building and Construction

 

Entertainment Industry


Taxi Industry

 

 


Annual Leave

This webinar will provide information on the Annual Leave provisions in the National Employment Standards (NES) of the Fair Work Act. Find out how the leave accrues, how it can be taken and what payments are required. What is an "annual close down" and what happens when the employee resigns or is terminated.

View and listen to our webinar on:
Annual Leave (This webinar was recorded in February 2017, and lasts 45 minutes.)

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Annual Wage Review 2016-2017 - Minimum wage decision 

This webinar will inform attendees about the Fair Work Commission’s minimum wage decision that takes effect on the first pay cycle after July 1 2017. What is the minimum wage panel? To whom does the minimum wage rate apply? Does it include casual workers? What are the obligations on employers? What is the new minimum hourly rate? What if your employees are not covered by an award? For the answer to these common questions and more -

View and listen to our webinar on:
Annual Wage Review 2016–2017 - Minimum wage decision (This webinar was recorded in July 2017, and lasts 36 minutes.)

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Being Fit in IR in 2018

Being an employer can have its challenges and 2018 will be no different. Being provided with the right tools, some of these challenges can be easily resolved so you can move forward with confidence. Showing that you are an IR fit 4 business is an essential part of your obligations to your workplace and employee’s. This knowledge forum will help you decipher what’s new in Industrial legislation and dispel many myths business may have about workplace laws. Join our webinar to help you prepare your workplace in readiness for success.

View and listen to our webinar on:
Being Fit in IR in 2018 (This webinar was recorded in February 2018, and lasts 40 minutes.)
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Boxing Day Trading and Public Holidays

NSW Industrial Relations is offering Webinar focusing on Retail Trading on Boxing Day in NSW. This session will give retailers information relating to trading on Boxing Day and what their obligations are in terms of asking employees to work on that day. The session will also touch on Public Holidays in general and provide information on common questions such as the penalty rates should their employees work on a public holiday and what happens if an employee takes sick leave either side of a Public Holiday.

View and listen to our webinar on:
Boxing Day Trading and Public Holidays (This webinar was recorded in October 2017, and lasts 32 minutes.)
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Buying a Business - The Industrial Relations perspective

Are you a Small Business Adviser, solicitor, accountant or a payroll clerk/bookkeeper? If so, NSW IR are presenting a live webinar that is specially designed to assist you in advising your clients if and when they are purchasing a business.

The webinar aims to provide you with the required knowledge, information and tools to ensure compliance with relevant workplace laws. The webinar will cover: The Long Service Leave Act 1955, National Employment Standards, Modern Awards, Leave Accruals, transmission of service, and employment records.

View and listen to our webinar on:
Buying a Business - The Industrial Relations perspective (This webinar was recorded in April 2014, and lasts 49 minutes.)

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Employer Obligations when engaging a new employee

Are you aware of your requirement as an employer to provide any new employee with a Fair Work Information Statement? Did you know that if you employ a part time person that many Modern Awards require you to enter into an agreement regarding the hours that will be worked. This webinar will provide employers with details relating to best practice process as well as legal obligations when engaging new employees. 

View and listen to our webinar on:
Employer Obligations when engaging a new employee (This webinar was recorded in March 2016, and lasts 39 minutes.)

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Employment records

Do you know your obligations in relation to pay slips and employment record keeping?
Are you aware you must keep these records for 7 years? 

View and listen to our webinar on:
Employment records (This webinar was recorded in June 2017, and lasts 52 minutes.)

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Fact or Fiction - The Myths of Workplace Laws

Do casual workers accrue Long Service Leave in NSW? Do all retail shops have to close on restricted trading days? Have you ever been told by a friend or colleague that you were required by law to give three warnings? Have you also been told that because it is a trial, there is no payment required?

This webinar will go some way in dispelling these and other myths to do with workplace law. Find out whats face and what's fiction.

View and listen to our webinar on:
Fact or Fiction - The Myths of Workplace Laws (This webinar was recorded in May 2018, and lasts 51 minutes.)

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Flexibility in the Workplace

To achieve and maintain a competitive edge in business, it is essential to get the best results from employees. Flexible work practices can assist in this process by; supporting employees to manage their work and family responsibilities; increasing productivity and reducing costs as both the employers' interests and employees' responsibilities are matched.

This webinar will look at what Workplace flexibility means by taking a different approach to traditional ways of working. Introducing workplace flexibility may involve job redesign, changes in hours of work, or changes in patterns or location of work. The National Employment Standards and modern award components of the Fair Work Act 2009 include provisions aimed at encouraging flexibility in the workplace. Anti-discrimination and General Protection legislation also imposes a legal requirement for employers to carefully consider flexible working arrangements.

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Flexibility in the Workplace (This webinar was recorded in May 2014, and lasts 52 minutes.)

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General Protections, Adverse Action & Discrimination

Those people working in Australia and covered by The Fair Work Act 2009 are protected for certain rights and unlawful actions against those rights. This webinar will look at what is a workplace right, discrimination, adverse action, coercion, misrepresentation and undue influence and pressure.

View and listen to our webinar on:
General Protections, Adverse Action & Discrimination (This webinar was recorded in April 2017, and lasts 40 minutes.)

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HR Issues in the Workplace

The webinar will look at some common HR issues and will draw on topics that are covered in the 4 NSW Industrial Relations face to face HR workshops; Managing Employees, Workplace Policies, Bullying in the Workplace and Negotiations in the Workplace. Join us to hear and discuss these workplace issues. The webinar will also guide you as to which one(s) of these 4 hour face to face HR workshops will best assist the needs of your business.

View and listen to our webinar on:
HR Issues in the Workplace (This webinar was recorded in August 2014, and lasts 24 minutes.)

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National Employment Standards (NES)

The national workplace relations system commenced in 2010, with it came the introduction of the ten minimum National Employment Standards (NES). This webinar covers each component of the NES and assists employers in understanding their obligations towards them. Maximum weekly hours of work, Annual Leave and Notice of Termination and Redundancy are among provisions covered by the NES. Recent changes will be covered in detail.

View and listen to our webinar on:
National Employment Standards (NES) (This webinar was recorded in July 2014, and lasts 42 minutes.)

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Ordinary hours, Penalties and Overtime

What are ordinary hours? Where in a modern award do I find the overtime rate? What is a penalty rate? What is a shift penalty? Can ordinary hours be averaged out over more than one week?

View and listen to our webinar on:
Ordinary hours, Penalties and Overtime (This webinar was recorded in June 2016, and lasts 47 minutes.)

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Parental Leave

This webinar will provide information for the requirements to access the Parental Leave provisions of the National Employment Standards (NES). It will cover eligibility and notification rules as well as recent changes resulting from the family friendly provisions of the Fair Work Amendment Act 2013. Also the webinar will cover the issues around returning to work from parental leave and recent case law around carers leave, adverse action and parental leave.

View and listen to our webinar on:
Parental Leave (This webinar was recorded in November 2014, and lasts 42 minutes.)

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Personal/Carer's, Compassionate and Community Services Leave

This webinar examines the standards set out under the Personal/ Carer's, Compassionate Leave and Community Services Leave under the National Employment Standard. Find out the provisions covering personal illness, caring responsibilities and family emergencies. Can casual workers access any of this leave? In relation to Carer's and Compassionate leave who is seen as a family or a household member? What is Community Service? Find out the definition, notice of evidence and responsibility regarding your employees in relation to Community service.

View and listen to our webinar on:
Personal/Carer's, Compassionate and Community Services Leave (This webinar was recorded in August 2017, and lasts 53 minutes.)

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Portable Long Service Schemes and Long Service Leave in NSW

The Long Service Corporation administers portable long service benefit for eligible workers in the building and construction industry and a portable long service leave scheme for the contract cleaning industry in NSW. This webinar will give an overview of these portable long service payment schemes and how they interact with basic entitlements of the NSW Long Service act 1955 that underpins these schemes.

View and listen to our webinar on:
Portable Long Service Schemes and Long Service Leave in NSW (This webinar was recorded in September 2016, and lasts 39 minutes.)

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Public Holiday provisions & Trial and Unpaid work

NSW Industrial Relations is offering a live Webinar with the focus being on Public Holidays for employers and employees in NSW and a general discussion concerning Trial and Unpaid Work Some issues we will be looking at will be: Does work performed on a Public Holiday attract a penalty rate? If an employee takes sick leave either side of a Public Holiday do they still get paid for the Public Holiday? Does a prospective employee have to be paid for trial work?

View and listen to our webinar on:
Public Holiday provisions & Trial and Unpaid work (This webinar was recorded in October 2016, and lasts 29 minutes.)

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Recent Changes to Industrial Relations

Industrial Relations legislation has undergone some changes in recent times. Do you know what those recent changes include? Get ready for the important updates that may change the way you do business and help you revise your work practices. Some very recent updates have come from the 4 Year Modern Award Review that is currently under way at the Fair Work Commission which includes model clauses in modern awards for annual leave and a new proposed model clause for casual conversion to full time or part time.

View and listen to our webinar on:
Recent changes to Industrial Relations (This webinar was recorded in September 2017, and lasts 28 minutes.)

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Rights and Responsibilities, IR in NSW

This webinar provides a simple overview of the industrial relations laws and how they apply to the private sector in NSW under the National Industrial Relations system. This webinar is a great introduction for those new to the laws or as a refresher for more experienced operators.

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Rights and Responsibilities, IR in NSW (This webinar was recorded in April 2016, and lasts 42 minutes.)

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Social Media in the Workplace

An emerging issue for today’s workplace is the impact and increased use of social media such as facebook and twitter. The use of social media can be an important tool for many organisations but the lines are blurred between what is acceptable and unacceptable use in regards to employee's personal use of social media at work or out of hours. This webinar will briefly look at social media in the workplace and how organisations can be better prepared to handle issues that may arise and will also examine some recent case studies that relate to social media in the workplace.

View and listen to our webinar on:
Social Media in the Workplace (This webinar was recorded in February 2014, and lasts 31 minutes.)

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Termination and Redundancy

This Webinar will inform attendees about their obligations and requirements relating to terminating an employee. Do you wonder what notice periods are required when terminating an employee? What happens if an employee doesn’t give you the required notice? Are you aware of your obligations when considering a restructure and possible redundancies? Then there’s the issue of unfair dismissals, these issues and more will be dealt with during this webinar.

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Termination and Redundancy (This webinar was recorded in August 2016, and lasts 38 minutes.)

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Unfair Dismissal

What does Fair Work Commission consider when determining whether a dismissal is harsh, unjust or unreasonable? What is the small business fair dismissal code?

View and listen to our webinar on:
Unfair Dismissal (This webinar was recorded in March 2015, and lasts 44 minutes.)

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What is a Salary? What is an IFA?

Are your employees meant to be covered by a modern award? Did you know that your employees can agree to an IFA? Have you opted for a “salaried” arrangement? What is a “salaried” arrangement?

View and listen to our webinar on:
What is a Salary? What is an IFA? (This webinar was recorded in May 2017, and lasts 49 minutes.)

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Where to go on the web

This webinar will show attendees where to source important IR information on the web. Learn how to navigate the NSW IR, Fair Work Ombudsman, Fair Work Commission and other websites for guidance on where to search for Industrial relations related information such as - Modern Awards, Pay Rate calculators, Long Service Leave calculators, Public Holidays, Minimum Wages, National Employment Standards, Decisions of the Fair Work Commission, Fact Sheets and much more.

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Where to go on the web (This webinar was recorded in February 2016, and lasts 29 minutes.)

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Award specific webinars

 

Introduction to the NSW Building and Construction Guidelines

The webinar will address why the Guidelines have been implemented, key elements of the Guidelines, who the Guidelines apply to, where and when the Guidelines apply, and sanctions for breaches of the Guidelines.

View and listen to our webinar on:
Introduction to the NSW Building and Construction Guidelines (This webinar was recorded in August 2013, and lasts 20 minutes.)

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Entertainment Industry Act 2013 

To assist performer representatives and performers better understand the practical implications of the new laws in the entertainment industry. This webinar includes:

  • Information about the removal of licensing and bonds
  • How the fee caps apply to entertainment industry agreements
  • Entertainment industry managerial agreements and the cooling-off period
  • The types of information statements required to be given to employers
  • The new code of conduct and compliance provisions.

View and listen to our webinar on:
Entertainment Industry Act 2013 (This webinar was recorded in March 2015, and lasts 26 minutes.)
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Taxi Industry

If  you are an owner, operator or driver of a Taxi operating in the Greater Metropolitan Transport District (Sydney) then this webinar will provide all the details about the minimum taxi industry terms and conditions that must be met. This webinar provides details regarding obligations under the Taxi Industry(Contract Drivers) Contract Determination 1984, including detail relating to bailors and bailees, different types of  payment methods, record keeping requirements and annual, sick and long service leave requirements.

View and listen to our webinar on:
Taxi Industry (This webinar was recorded in April 2017, and lasts 52 minutes.)
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