Recorded Webinar: Medical Assessments, Expert Opinions and Workers Compensation – Managing Employees with Injuries

Tuesday 25th July 2017

Duration:  approx. 1.5 hours 

About the webinar

Understanding how to manage employees who are absent due to medical conditions is a difficult situation full of challenges and complications.  What directions can you give? Are such employees ‘protected species’ in times of re-organisation?  What do you do when an employee presents a certificate clearing them to return to work, but there are concerns about the employee's fitness for work?  This session covers:

  • What can you ask of employees? Independent medical assessments and expert opinions
  • Employee absences – when can dismissal be considered as a result of ongoing absence?
  • What reasonable adjustments does an employer have to make?
  • Managing employees out of the workplace after an injury – what is the process and when is termination acceptable?
  • Workers compensation and other medical injuries – understanding the differences and your rights as the employer
  • Modified duties – what are your obligations to offer alternative duties
  • Recent cases: Grant v BHP Coal Pty Ltd

Who should attend

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

Nick Ruskin, Partner, K&L Gates, Melbourne

Mr Ruskin practises in labour relations and employment law. He represents corporations in a number of industries including energy, retail, services and healthcare, and public sector clients in the health, higher education, government and community sectors.

He has extensive experience in labour disputes, employment claims, anti-discrimination issues, legislative compliance, advocacy before tribunals and providing forthright, practical advice to clients.

He has been engaged from time to time as an external consultant to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, New York and Bangkok & has addressed an ILO forum at the United Nations on Australian labour standards.

He is active in human resources circles through his role as convenor of the employee relations committee of the Australian Human Resources Institute (Victoria) and is a regular speaker and commentator at professional conferences on labour relations law.

He is a member of the Legal Profession Reference Group, an advisory body to the President of the Fair Work Commission, Justice IJK Ross. Mr Ruskin is ranked as one of Australia's leading labour and employment lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, Best Lawyers, PLC Which Lawyer? and the Guide to the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers.

Product Code: WBNJUL17
 Price:  $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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