Masterclass Agenda

Sydney 20 July 2021 | Brisbane 22 July 2021 | Melbourne 27 July 2021 | Perth 29 July 2021 

8:30 Registration and Welcome Coffee | 9:00 Course Starts | 10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea | 12:30 – 1:30 Networking Lunch | 3:00 – 3:30 Afternoon Break | 5:00 Course Ends 

  • Exploring different types of flexible models, safe implementation and adjustment for teams 
  • Addressing changes and issues in various working arrangements and flexible working  
  • Dealing with an employee’s resistance to be in the office  
  • Focusing on the unique needs of employees without engaging in unlawful unequal treatment or discrimination. 
  • What if a program is not working safely managing, adapting or phasing out an unproductive program 
  • Ensuring compliance with the health and safety legislation 
  • Establishing safety standards and protocols for employees working remotely with limited supervision and employees returning to the office 
  • Flexible hours; Identifying compensable working time, managing unauthorised off-the-clock work, managing overtime pay obligations 
  • When is an employee an independent contractor? Just because an individual works off the company premises does not mean he or she is a legitimate independent contractor 
  • If an employee is injured while working at home, is the injury covered by workers' compensation? Many workers' compensation laws do not distinguish between home-based and central-office-based workers. Injuries to home-based employees can be particularly problematic because of the employer's inability to control the physical working conditions 
  • Developing your safety system to support the recognition of psychosocial hazards, psychological risk, mental health warning signs, domestic violence risk and other workplace risks when working remotely/ flexibly 
  • Understanding your obligations and role in mitigating inappropriate workplace behaviour when employees are working from home and/or on their own devices  
  • Being proactive, implementing effective training for all staff wherever they are, thereby reducing risk and vicarious liabilities 
  • Instigating different ways for employees to report inappropriate workplace behaviour 
  • How can organisations effectively measure and develop robust performance improvements processes when staff are working remotely and/or flexibly  
  • Ensuring a fair supervision of work 
  • Career advancement and perception that employees away from the office are not as available as those working in a traditional office setting 
  • Identifying a reasonable parameter around the monitoring of staff when remote and working from home – where is the line between monitoring and an invasion of privacy?  
  • When, why and how would you use technology to monitor staff and the legal implications 
  • Data security: vulnerabilities, breaches and your obligations  

Brisbane and Perth | Joanne Alilovic, Director, 3D HR Legal 
Melbourne | Ben Marshall, Partner, Holding Redlich
Sydney | Laura Bereicua, Senior Associate, MinterEllison