Recorded Webinar: Employment Law Issues in Labour Hire – The Trials and Tribulations of Triangular Contracting

Date: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Duration: approx. 1.5 hours
For many businesses, it makes sense to utilise labour hire agencies to maximise flexibility and limit legal risk. However, labour hire agreements are not without their problems, especially in the current regulatory climate.  This session covers:
  • Defining the tripartite nature of the labour hire agreement
  • Triangular sham contracting in labour hire situations: Fair Work Ombudsman v Quest South Perth Holdings Pty Ltd [2015] HCA 45; (2015) 256 CLR 137
  • Doing your due diligence on the labour hire agency: are they treating their employees lawfully?
  • Hosting labour hire employees in your workplace: what are your legal responsibilities?
    • duty of care
    • WHS
    • preventing discrimination, harassment and bullying
  • Managing underperforming labour hire employees- how to work with the agency to avoid claims
  • Restraint of trade issues: can you offer employment to a labour hire employee you like? Thinkstorm v Farah [2017] NSWSC 11 (30 January 2017)
Our presenter

Trent Sebbens, Partner, Ashurst, Sydney

Trent has extensive experience advising clients on a broad range of employment, industrial relations and work health and safety issues. Trent provides strategic legal advice to clients on industrial relations issues and disputes, workplace change initiatives and individual employment issues. In the area of work health and safety, Trent assists clients to respond to major safety incidents, deal with investigations by regulators and subsequent prosecution and coronial proceedings.

Trent has in-depth experience in conducting complex litigation, and regularly appears for clients in proceedings in Commonwealth and New South Wales employment tribunals and courts.


This webinar is suitable for HR professionals, in-house Counsel and lawyers practising in employment law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

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Product Code: WBLOCT17
 Price:  $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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