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 Recorded Webinar: Practical Aspects of Managing Employee Transfers and Entitlements in a Business Acquisition


Date: Tuesday 17th November 2020
Approximate Length: 1 Hour

There are a whole bunch of issues in the employment space when the ownership of a business changes.  Things like entitlements, redundancy, different enterprise bargaining agreements, applicability of modern awards, not to mention the business transmission provisions of the Fair Work Act.  This presentation will examine these issues in detail.

  • Employee entitlements – what is the purchaser up for?
  • Differences in treatment of entitlements depending on whether assets or shares were acquired
    • sick and carer’s leave
    • annual leave
    • long service leave
  • An alternative – terminate the employees at changeover and pay out all entitlements, then reemploy
  • Applicability of business transmission provisions in the FWA
  • Making changes to existing employment arrangements
    • making existing employees redundant – redundancy
    • dealing with legacy EBAs
    • liability for underpayments before changeover
Recorded Webinars,Commercial Law,Recorded Webinar: Practical Aspects of Managing Employee Transfers and Entitlements in a Business Acquisition

Stephen Hughes, Principal Lawyer, Franklin Athanasellis Cullen Lawyers, Queensland

Stephen is a senior and very experienced workplace relations, industrial relations, safety, governance and risk lawyer.

Stephen has been listed as a "recommended" employment/ workplace relations lawyer in the Legal 500 guide for Australia (first listed in 2016 and again for 2018).

Stephen has over 28 years’ experience acting for a wide variety of organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors across Australia and internationally, particularly in the mining services, professional services and aviation industries. He has a wealth of  experience in strategic advisory work, enterprise bargaining,  labour hire, termination of employment (including large scale redundancies), workplace bullying and harassment,  discrimination, judicial reviews, workers compensation and litigation regarding restraints, privacy and confidentiality.

Stephen is a regularly invited speaker and chairperson at state, national and international conferences and is a member of the LAWASIA international employment law committee.

Stephen is a director of a number of not for profit charitable companies and an Australian subsidiary of a multinational transport IT company.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in business law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

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