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ACS Webinar: Employment Law Essentials for the Tech Profession

This webinar will cover employment essentials for employers and employees, including the effect of current COVID-19 amendments and look at the things you must understand and comply with to minimise the risk of employment disputes and financial penalties for breach of employment obligations.

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Tue, 16 Jun, 10:00 AM

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    Wed, 17 Jun, 05:30 PM

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    Wed, 17 Jun, 06:30 PM
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<span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">For the first event with the Active Law team, Michelle Cowan will present on the topic of employment essentials for employers and employees, including the effect of current COVID-19 amendments. She will look at the things you must understand and comply with to minimise the risk of employment disputes and financial penalties for breach of employment obligations.</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Michelle is an experienced workplace relations lawyer who has advised both employer and employee groups in state and federal jurisdictions. She has expertise in establishing strategic employment standards and in managing workplace disputes.</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Michelle’s legal experience is augmented by her many years of direct management experience in large retail organisations, managing all aspects of the employment lifecycle for large groups of employees. Her practical experience assists her to provide pragmatic advice about how to navigate the complexities and risks that exist in the area of employment relations.</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">If you have any questions you would like addressed in the presentation, you can submit them to ACS Queensland <u>[email protected]</u> and we will pass them onto Michelle so she can address them in the webinar.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><b><i>PY Students, please note this webinar will not provide PY CPD points. Please see the events calendar for alternative events for PY CPD points.</i></b></span></span>

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  • Active Law Pty Ltd

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Relationship management (RLMT) -> Level 4

Speaker

Michelle Cowan

Michelle Cowan

Michelle Cowan is an experienced workplace relations lawyer who has advised both employer and employee groups in state and federal jurisdictions. She has expertise in establishing strategic employment standards and in managing workplace disputes in social enterprises and NFPs.

Michelle’s legal experience is augmented by her many years of direct management experience in large retail organisations, managing all aspects of the employment lifecycle for large groups of employees. She has the practical experience to provide pragmatic advice about how to navigate the complexities and risks that exist in the area of employment relations.

Having worked in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, Michelle is skilled in assisting employers navigate matters in that jurisdiction, such as workers compensation, long service leave and wage disputes for private employers not covered by the Fair Work Act.Michelle has a particular interest in workplace bullying and has assisted employers investigate complaints, manage bullying conduct and negotiate resolution of employee bullying applications.

Michelle has considerable experience in:

  • Preparing employment contracts;
  • Advising on award interpretation;
  • Advising on employee entitlements;
  • Drafting, implementing and applying workplace policies;
  • Conducting workplace investigations;
  • Advising on managing ill and injured employees
  • Advising on employment disputes;
  • Advising on employee performance management;
  • Discrimination in employment;
  • Advising on termination of employment;
  • Conducting bullying investigations; and
  • Representation in the FWC for unfair dismissal and bullying applications.
Michelle gets to the core of the issue and advises on the options available to employers to manage a situation, so they can adopt a strategy that they feel comfortable with and that will meet their organisational objectives. 

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ACS Webinar: Employment Law Essentials for the Tech Profession