Recorded Webinar: Redundancy - Pot Holes and Quicksand in a Changing Landscape

Friday 18th March 2016
Duration: approx 2 hours
About the webinar

Redundancies are an unfortunate fact of life post GFC and there are pitfalls in planning and managing them. A step by step process needs to be undertaken to downsize legally and for a redundancy to be considered genuine. The aim is to defend your position should a potential unfair dismissal claim be made. This session looks at:

  • What is a genuine redundancy?
  • Legal risk management - Redeployment and unfair dismissal
  • Restructuring and redundancy – what you can and can’t do
  • Early strategy – Involving HR in the redundancy process
  • The redundancy process - Communicating with all stakeholders
  • Minimizing redundancies where possible - redundancy selection
  • Notification and the obligation to consult
  • Selecting an outplacement provider
  • Stabilization and evaluation – dealing with the aftermath

Who should attend

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.

Nick Ruskin, Partner, K&L Gates, Melbourne           

Nick 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.

Nick 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: WBXMAR16
 Price:  $242.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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