August 2018 Back to Back Workshop: Day I - Conflicts at Work: Employment Laws for HR Practitioners & Day II - Rulings Against Employers on Unfair/ Unlawful Termination

Training Overview

Day 1 – Conflicts at Work: Employment Laws for HR Practitioners (27th & 31st August, 2018)
About the Workshop:-
Conflict at Work: Employment law for HR Practitioners aims to provide participants with a better understanding of the nature of work and the employment contract.  This one day program will help practitioners in dealing with the practical consequences of conflict and how to manage or resolve it in the workplace.
 The Presenter:-
With the kind permission of the Judicial Department, Resident Magistrate Andrew See has been made available to facilitate this program. Andrew was appointed as an Ad Hoc Resident Magistrate in 2011, where he sits on the Fiji Employment Tribunal, the Fiji Tax Tribunal, the Customs Act Court of Review and the Judicial Services Commission Disciplinary Tribunal for non-judicial staff. 
 Andrew has worked in industrial relations since 1982. Within the Queensland public sector, he has worked as an Industrial Advocate and Industrial Relations Officer, as a Cabinet Legislation and Liaison Officer, as
Manager Policy, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland; and Manager, Public Sector Industrial Relations.
 Within the private sector, Andrew was engaged as Counsel Employee Relations at Freehills Brisbane, (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and later as an Industrial Relations and Legal Consultant at the Queensland Bar, where his clients have been drawn from all major industry backgrounds, both large and small.  Andrew’s expertise is in industrial relations and employment law and he seeks to share his skills and experience in this one day program. By way of background, Andrew was educated at Brisbane’s St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace and finishing his schooling as a boarder at Marist College Ashgrove. Andrew holds degrees in Arts (Economics), Laws and Business Administration and has diplomas in Industrial Relations and Business.  He is currently studying toward a PhD in workplace conflict, at Brisbane’s Griffith University.
 Topics Covered:-
  • Understanding the nature of work; the differences between an industrial relations versus a human resources management approach to employment regulation; Exploring types of conflict and how they emerge at work
  • Traditional contracting and workplace relations law; How does this really provide for people behaviour?
  • After the contracting honeymoon; Examining the implications of failure to assert one’s rights
  • Conflict resolution; preventing a mole hill from becoming a mountain
  • Recognising when the employment contract is at an end; The role and place of the psychological contract
  • The commercial realities of employment litigation; How they possibly differ from other contract based disputes
Day II - Rulings against Employers for unfair and/or unlawful Termination
About the Workshop
Unfair/ Unlawful termination applications are all too common and employers regularly find themselves in hot water when they are on the receiving end of one. Whilst the outcome of every unfair/ unlawful dismissal case tends to turn on its own individual merits, opportunities to learn and refresh one’s knowledge consistently arise – and knowledge is power when it comes to managing claims risk. To assist you in managing your unfair dismissal claims risk, we have set out some important lessons and reminders compiled from a number of recent unfair dismissal decisions made by the Courts.
Managing risk is quintessential in all facets of a business, and when it comes to unfair/ unlawful termination claims, knowledge is the best way to combat risk

Course Dates and Venue

Date Time Venue
27th & 28th August 2018 8.00am to 5pm
Holiday Inn, Suva              
30th  & 31st August 2018 8.00am to 5pm Novotel, Nadi
Course Facilitator: Resident Magistrate Andrew See & IR Consultant, Mr Noel Tofinga
Course fees: $600 per person.
The training fee includes training materials, certificates, lunch and refreshments for the participants.
For registration form and further information, please contact Suka at the FHRI Office on telephone 9993444 or email