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Lecture Overview

A crash-course in the legal responsibilities, and your rights as a manager, that underpin handling workforce issues such as: absenteeism, sick leave, employee mental health, bullying, managing injured workers and offering equal opportunity in the workplace.


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Shae McCartney

Shae McCartney is a partner at Clayton Utz in the Workplace Relations, Employment & Safety Group. Shae advises corporate and government clients on a range of issues, including industrial and employment, health and safety, legal compliance, as well as dispute resolution. Shae's strategic and litigious industrial relations knowledge spans a broad range of industrially active industries, such as local and state government, banking, mining, construction, manufacturing, ports, aviation, transport, water, and electricity. Shae's clients report that her industry knowledge, interest in and understanding of their business ensures that she always provides commercial, practical, and outcome-focused legal advice. An experienced trainer, she provides innovative and practical training (both public and client-tailored) in all areas of employment law. Some of the training topics Shae covers are the transition to Fair Work Act, occupational health & safety, managing injured workers, advocacy before courts and tribunals, complex EEO and bullying investigations, managing absenteeism, and industrial relations. See Educator Profile


7 Total Rating(s)
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bronwyn ann beecroft
29 Jun 2019

Well resourced, easy to watch and to follow.

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Leonie Macpherson
30 Mar 2019

Good clear Good example given Interesting

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Lynne Shanahan
19 Mar 2019

Essential for anyone supervising employees. Agree that the sound quality was not the best.

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Sonja Odette Benn
28 Jan 2019

Very interesting & very informative

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Karen Church
11 Jan 2019

Very engaging. Both speakers were well informed and interesting.

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Danielle Fitzpatrick
06 Jan 2019

Was very relevant and informative.

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Susan Sinclair
17 Nov 2018

Good flow of topic ,Well presented ,

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MarkRigby MarkRigby
15 Nov 2018

Good Content

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Glenn Harvey
17 Oct 2018

Well presented module providing a sound resource for healthcare managers from legal professionals who were able to articulate the complexities of case law in complex HR management situations in an easily understood manner. Only distraction from this unit was the poor audio in some sections as only one speaker was wearing a mic. The other speaker's information was sometimes lost as she turned her head toward the screen or was drowned out by the noise of the other off camera presenter pouring water, coughing or opening lolly packets.