Recorded Webinar: This Time It’s Personal: Accessorial Liability of Franchisors and HR Managers under the Fair Work Act

Date: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Duration: approx. 1.5 hours
The accessorial liability provisions in the Fair Work Act are tough. And, they’re about to get tougher. A spate of recent wage fraud cases involving franchises have led to the introduction of new legislation with far-reaching implications. Franchisors, employers and HR managers may find themselves in the gun for the actions of the franchisees or staff. This session is crucial for franchisors, HR personnel and anyone else who face the risk of having a civil penalty order made against them.  It includes:
  • The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 – implications for HR managers and franchisors 
  • When does accessorial liability arise? Sham contracting, underpayment, adverse action, discrimination and breaches of the NES
  • Think before you act – understanding how you can prevent liability and understanding your obligations
  • Training and workplace audits
  • Breaches – the importance of preparing reports and communicating
  • Prosecutions and recent cases
Our presenter

Nicholas Ogilvie, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Melbourne

Nick works with clients on employment law matters from start to finish – from strategy formulation, analysis of risks and opportunities, advocacy and representation in courts and tribunals, right through to resolution.

Nick works with clients on enterprise bargaining and agreement making; industrial disputes and employer responses to industrial action; dispute resolution and agreement interpretation; responding to employee claims; outsourcing, restructuring and transfer of employment; and due diligence in relation to mergers, acquisitions and major projects.

Nick helps businesses in a broad range of sectors (including aviation, building & construction, banking, manufacturing, public transport, and infrastructure & logistics). He works with clients to achieve valuable outcomes in high profile and strategic employment matters.

He uses his years of experience to understand the commercial and strategic imperatives of his clients and combines this with a creative approach to minimise risk and maximise the prospects of success. Nick connects with clients and builds deep, respected relationships.

Nick has a special interest in industrial relations in the building and construction industry, (including Australian Federal Code compliance). He is a highly regarded advocate and regularly appears for clients in the Fair Work Commission and other Courts and Tribunals.


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: WBXNOV17
 Price:  $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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