State Employment Law Essentials

Employee Relations
In person
Tuesday, 12 November, 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
ONE70, LV1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville, WA 6007

WALGA Employee Relations Subscribers: $580.00 (plus GST)

Non-Subscribers: $680.00 (plus GST)

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With the transition of Local Governments to the State industrial relations system, it has become increasingly important for Local Governments to gain a better understanding of State employment legislation and what steps Local Governments need to take to practically comply with this legislation. To assist Local Governments, WALGA has developed a full day State Employment Law Essentials course for human resources (HR) and industrial relations (IR) professionals and managers to improve their knowledge of State employment legislation, including the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA), the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 (WA) and other State legislation relevant to employment.
In addition to helping you navigate this legislation, this course will cover the roles and powers of the relevant employment tribunals and courts (the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) and the Industrial Magistrates Court (IMC)), the regulator which enforces the legislation (the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety) and other key topics such as minimum leave entitlements, agreement making, right of entry and industrial action. In relation to industrial claims such as unfair dismissal, denial of contractual benefits and damaging action claims, this course will cover when employees are eligible to bring a claim, the WAIRC and IMC processes that occur when a claim is made, key remedies that may be awarded, and the steps your Local Government can take to mitigate the risk of these claims.
You will leave this course with a stronger understanding of relevant State employment legislation and processes, and knowledge of the practical steps your Local Government can take to ensure compliance with the State employment law framework.

Target Audience

HR and IR professionals, and managers with an interest in HR/IR. Please note this course is technical in nature and will suit attendees that have at least a foundational understanding of HR and IR issues and/or employment legislation (either Federal or State) in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

  • Improve your understanding of minimum conditions of employment as set out in the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 (WA) and General Orders including annual leave, personal leave, bereavement leave, parental leave, public holidays, notice of termination and redundancy provisions.
  • Build on your knowledge of the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA) and the Employment Dispute Resolution Act 2009 (WA), including the different types of industrial claims that can be made by employees, the powers of the WAIRC and IMC, and how the WAIRC assists with mediating and conciliating employment disputes.
  • Develop your understanding of key IR topics such as agreement making, industrial claims, right of entry and industrial action.
  • Understand the steps you can take in your workplace to ensure compliance with State employment legislation.

Course Transfer and Cancellation Policy

All transfer or cancellation requests must be made via our request form.

Please refer to the WALGA Terms and Conditions of Enrolment for further conditions including COVID-19, On-Site training and course cancellations. 

Upcoming Course Dates

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Tuesday, 12 November 2024 In person 9:00AM - 4:30PM

WALGA Employee Relations Subscribers: $580.00 (plus GST)
Non-Subscribers: $680.00 (plus GST)

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