Managing and Engaging Casual Employees in 2020-21

11:00am Tuesday, 8 December 2020
2:00pm Tuesday, 8 December 2020
At your desk
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

This webinar, hosted by Seminars Australia, is back by popular demand for a third repeat, with APSCo Australia securing a special discounted group booking price for APSCo Members.

This three-hour session with Dr. Peter Klomp defines what is a casual employee, why the courts may classify casuals as permanent staff, how the contract of employment should be drafted, and what rights and entitlements are due to casuals under employment law.

This comes in light of the second Federal Court decision confirming that a casual employee can be permanent staff, and entitled to paid leave, and may even keep the 25% loading.

  • APSCo Australia has secured a special discounted rate of $275.00 incl GST per person for APSCo Members on the proviso of 15 individual registrations from APSCo Members.
  • In the event that APSCo does not reach 15 registrations, a rate of $345.00 incl GST will apply to Members. APSCo will invoice Members the difference of $70 incl GST if this occurs.
  • Please note: The standard Seminars Australia rate is $365.00 (incl GST). This is a saving of $90 (incl GST) for APSCo Members. 
  • APSCo will issue a confirmation of registration to each attendee, however, the seminar link to join and notes will be issued by Seminars Australia.

What will this seminar cover?

  • The First WorkPac Case in 2018
    WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131. The facts of the case. What the Federal Court decided and what was really the problem?
  • The resulting amendment to the Fair Work regs
    After the first WorkPac case, the Federal Government amended the FW regs to allow for an employer to claim a set off of a casual loading against a claim for paid leave. What the Reg 2.03A actually says. What it meant to say. The consequential spectacular failure of reg 2.03A.
  • The second WorkPac case in May 2020
    WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2020] FCAFC 84. The facts of the case. The full FC judgment. How and why the Court side-stepped reg 2.03A.
  • So now precisely what is a casual employee?
    The distinction between statute and common law. The common law definition of an employee. How Awards and EAs define casual employees.
  • Long term casual employees' FWA entitlements
    Requests to become permanent employees flexible working arrangements, unpaid carer's leave, parental leave, long service leave, unfair dismissal.
  • What an employment contract engaging casual employees should now look like
    What is decidedly not good enough. What clauses to include in employment contracts.
  • What else to do besides having the casual contract
    Revisiting long term casual arrangements. More documentation to try and lock things down.
  • Changing permanent staff to casuals
    What may be done. What may not be done. What to look out for. The silence of the FWO.

What's included as part of your registration?

  • Technical/practical know-how
  • Casual employee examples
  • Contract clauses examples
  • Expert presentation
  • All your questions answered
  • 3+ CPD/CPE hours
  • Comprehensive course notes

One registration permits only one attendee and one copy of the notes. 

Webinar Presenter

Dr. Peter Klomp

Dr. Klomp is probably the most highly qualified and experienced person in this field. He holds four university degrees, is a practicing barrister at the NSW Bar, a registered legal practitioner in three states, a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Taxation Adviser, Chartered Company Secretary, and Chartered Governance Professional.

Dr. Klomp is a member of the NSW Bar Association; and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants (Aust & NZ), the Taxation Institute of Australia, and the Governance Institute of Australia. Dr. Klomp has had over 40 years' experience in employment, business, and taxation law in Australia and overseas, and is in constant demand to provide professional advice and speak at conferences.

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