Employment Relations and the Law 2019 Series

13 March 2019


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This popular annual series is made up of 10 evening seminars and provides an introduction to the current regulation of employment and labour relations in Australia.

The dates for the program in 2019 are Wednesday nights from 13 March to 22 May with a break on 24 April.

Topics include: the fundamentals of employer and employee rights and obligations under the Fair Work Act, the common law of employment and anti-discrimination law, as well as the regulation of collective bargaining and industrial action.

Special interest topics include contemporary issues - social media, workplace investigations, vulnerable workers, equality and diversity in work and emerging issues in the gig economy.

Wednesday evenings
13 March to 22 May (no class on 24 April)




13 March

Introduction to the Series

Joellen Riley

20 March

The Contract of Employment

David Chin

27 March

The Fair Work system (NES and Awards)

Jacquie Seemann

3 April

Collective Bargaining

Shae McCrystal

10 April

Vulnerable Workers

Stephen Clibborn

17 April

Termination of Employment

Joellen Riley

24 April


1 May

Discrimination and Equality

Belinda Smith

8 May

Social Media

Elizabeth Raper

15 May

Workplace Investigations

Kate Peterson

22 May

Emerging Issues in the Gig Economy

Joellen Riley

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Seminars will be presented by experts from Sydney Law School and the profession including:
Professor Joellen Riley, Professor of Labour Law, Sydney Law School
Professor Shae McCrystal, Professor of Labour Law, Sydney Law School
Associate Professor Belinda Smith, Sydney Law School
Dr Stephen Clibborn, Sydney Business School

Registration fees (inc GST)
Full Fee Early bird (until 22 February): $990
Full fee (after 22 February): $1,200
Group (3+from the same org.): $900 pp
Sydney Law School Alumni: $792
University of Sydney Staff: $495

Please note: University of Sydney staff receive a 50% discount on the series fees. Please email PLaCE Coordinator for more details and to register.

MCLE/CPD points: 20 (based on 2 points per seminar attended).

Time: 6.15-8.15pm

Location: New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Cost: As above

Contact: Professional Learning and Community Engagement

Phone: 02 9351 0248

Email: 162c5c441311092a3f0a013c15280c374b643f1d445b3246