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ARA Employment Relations: 1 July wage increases – what you need to know
Each July the Fair Work Commission releases its minimum wage decision which has the effect of increasing the national minimum wage.
Join us for this member-only webinar which will focus on employer obligations with respect to minimum wages, and what you need to do to prepare for wage increases.
ARA Employment Relations: Respect@Work
In 2020 the Australian Human Rights Commission released the Respect@Work Report, which made 55 recommendations to combat sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.
Since then, we have had significant legislative change in this area, with the previous Liberal Government legislating to implement 47 of the 55 recommendations. In 2022, the Labor Government committed to implementing a further 7 of the recommendations and in December 2022, the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill 2022 was passed.
This member-only webinar will provide a detailed explanation of the changes to sexual harassment laws in Australia, and ensure employers are aware of their obligations.
ARA Employment Relations: Year in preview
The end of 2022 brought about the most significant changes to workplace laws in Australia since the introduction of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).
These changes include the Fair Work Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022 and the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Act 2022.
This webinar will provide an overview of these changes and how to ensure compliance, as well as an overview of what else to expect in the world of workplace relations in 2023.
Secure Jobs, Better Pay changes update
In December 2022 the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022 (Bill) passed Parliament.
This piece of legislation aims to deliver a fairer workplace relations system for Australian workers but it also seeks to create job stability, fair pay, gender equality, and new protections for employees. The new legislation reframes objects of the Fair Work Act, and implements a variety of changes including but not limited to restricting fixed-term contracts, prohibiting pay secrecy and sexual harassment at work to significantly redesigning the enterprise agreement regime, the changes are complex.
These new laws are likely to impact all employers and employees in Australia in some way, so it is crucial that businesses understand the full effect of these laws to ensure compliance.
What you need to know about Industrial Relations changes heading into 2023
The Government’s highly publicised Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill has now passed. These amendments made to the Fair Work Act are the most significant changes to Australia’s workplace relations system for decades.
ARA Retail Insights Series: Sustainability – The next strategic imperative
As we move beyond the worst effects of the pandemic, retailers are preparing for the next big disruptor – sustainability. No longer an after-thought or bolt-on, sustainability has become a strategic imperative with the potential to drive profits, loyalty and innovation. Join our expert panel talking about sustainability from the perspective of business, consumers and suppliers.
Retail trading insights with Craig Woolford, Retail Mosaic
Craig Woolford is known to many of us in the retail sector, with more than 20 years’ experience analysing the retail, food and beverage industries. After gaining an exceptional level of interest in his reports and data-driven insights, Craig established the Retail Mosaic to better inform retailers. The Retail Mosaic website has more than 130 reports (and growing) written by Craig and his team about the sector’s outlook.
How to run an effective disciplinary process
Employees behaving badly is a common workplace issue. Employers must ensure that poor conduct is addressed appropriately, however, many don’t know where to start. This webinar provides guidance to employers in relation to conducting a disciplinary process, and what can happen if you get it wrong.
Long COVID – Effects on Mental Health and the Retail Workplace
Long COVID is a syndrome characterised by the persistence of symptoms attributed to COVID-19 which can last anywhere from weeks to months. Whilst research is still being conducted in Australia and around the world, current studies show around one third of COVID-19 cases are still experiencing ongoing symptoms months after the initial infection.
ARA Retail Insights Series: The Power of Technology in an Inflationary Environment
From machine learning to drive growth and margin, to building adjacent first- and third-party data strategies, come and hear what the experts have to say.
Workplace bullying refresher
This webinar focussed on what constitutes workplace bullying, employer’s obligations and how to manage workplace bullying claims.
Travel Spending in Australia
Travel spending in Australia has been tumultuous over the past few years with closed borders, lockdowns and rising commodity prices. We welcome David Mann, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific and Middle East Africa at Mastercard to the next ARA Retail Insights webinar to provide guests with exclusive insight into the latest data from Mastercard’s Economic Institute regarding travel spending by Australians.