Employment law in the new age: the future of work

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Employment law in the new age: the future of work

The Law Society of Western Australia is the professional association for Western Australian barristers and solicitors


Course Summary

The nature of work is changing and employment law has to keep up.  

Course Details

This seminar will tackle how employment law is keeping up with the changes with 3 presentations focussing on:

  • The future of work, namely:
    • alternative working arrangements and the growing requirement for flexibility;
    • the rise of the insecure or contingent workforce and use of contractors;
    • the changing nature of service providers;
    • the increasing impact of technology on working arrangements;
    • the risks associated with reduced personal interactions in the workplace; and
    • data security risks and increased requirements to protect confidential information.
  • Disciplinary and performance issues in the context of social media and conduct beyond the workplace.
  • Occupational safety and health considerations for employers for non-traditional working relationships in particular the challenges and considerations involving the “joint workplace” – where contractors, labour hire workers and employees work together and also employees working remotely or from home.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced