Understanding + Managing Your Workers’ Health Issues 20 May 2015 Employers continue to struggle with ill and injured workers in their workplace, often unknowingly recruiting people that will never be able to do the work they were employed to do. This session will answer the following questions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. What actions can an employer take prior to employment to assess whether an employee is fit, capable and truthful about who they are and their health? When can an employer direct a worker to undertake a medical assessment and what information are you allowed to use? What actions can you take when someone is injured or ill? How long do employers have to wait to terminate employment due to absenteeism (including defining “abandonment of employment”)? What can employers do when someone puts in a workers’ compensation claim and how can you prevent your premium being affected? How do you manage injured and ill workers and what is the impact of discrimination law in requiring ‘reasonable adjustments’ to the ‘inherent requirements’ of their work? How do you make sure you are acting lawfully around a workers ‘inherent requirements’ and what are the risks of not doing something? Presenter: Andrew Douglas | M+K Lawyers | Practice Group Head, Workplace Relations WHEN: Wednesday 20 May 2015 | 8.30am – 10.30am WHERE: Seminar Hall | Institute for Advanced Study (NR8) La Trobe University, Bundoora TO REGISTER: Email [email protected] before Monday 11 May 2015 COST: Complimentary PROJECT PARTNER M+K works with clients in the mid-market to achieve excellent commercial outcomes. Its client base includes manufacturers, subsidiaries of international companies and the service industry. Andrew Douglas is M+K’s NORTH Link representative and provides commercial advice on Employment + IR Law, OHS, Equal Opportunity, Privacy, Surveillance and Workers Compensation.
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