Legislative Overview for Leadership Team

Historically safety laws related to physical safety and were managed by the ‘safety team’ and EEO laws related to how people treated each other and were managed by HR. This has now changed with the new WHS Act and related Codes of Practice and the new Respect at Work Act. In addition, all directors, and officers (defined very broadly) of an organisation must exercise due diligence in relation to safety and must demonstrate they have taken reasonable and proportionate measures to eliminate sexual harassment, sex-based harassment, hostile workplace environment, gender discrimination and victimisation.

Overview

Are you aware of how the safety laws and EEO laws have changed in the last two years? And what your responsibilities as a senior leader to know, understand and apply these changes looks like?

This half or full day session clearly explains how safety and EEO laws have changed, what the changes look like at an Executive level and on the ground and how to be compliant in both.

Who is this course for?

This is an essential course for anyone in a senior leadership position such as the CEO, COO, CFO, GM, Executive Officers, Directors, and any other senior leader who has control/decision making power over part or all of the running of the organisation.

Course Description

This half or full day session provides an overview of the compliance requirements as outlined in the WHS Act and related Codes of Practice, the old but current EEO requirements under, ‘all reasonable steps’ and the new requirements under the Respect at Work positive duty guidelines.

What you will learn

  • Legislative overview in relation to the laws related to how people treat each other (from a safety and EEO perspective, especially the new definitions of sex-based harassment and hostile workplace environment.)
  • How the WHS legislation/regulations/codes interact with the EEO Laws related to workplace behaviours.
  • The requirements under the Respect at Work Act 2022 (Cth) and the positive duty guidelines.
  • The extra legal requirements for Directors and Officers under the WHS Act 2020 (WA)
  • Overview of what your managers/supervisors will learn and what questions you can ask them from an accountability perspective.
  • Duty of care and what happens to confidentiality because of this.

You will also get

  • Risk audit tool which combines all three requirements.
  • In conjunction with your organisation an outline of what you are doing in relation to the requirements.
  • Facilitated discussion around any gaps and how to address these.

What people say about this course

LandgateManager

Great learning material, quite a dry and legislative subject made interesting andunderstandable.

LandgateManager

Really appreciate the way definitions and legislations were explained.

LandgateManager

Franca’s communication style is outstanding. She conveyed the legal requirements very well and was very enthusiastic and entertaining.

LandgateManager

Great facilitator and examples on real life scenarios. Very worthwhile sessions to assist teams and organisations in understanding role and requirements of changes of Act.

AdvocareManager

Incredibly important information delivered in a professional, concise and interactive format.

Public Courses

Our next public courses in Perth are as follows:

Contact Officer Workshop

Date: 19th March 2024
Venue: TBC
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Grievance Officer Workshop

Date: 16th April (Day 1), 23rd April 2024 (Day 2)
Venue: TBC
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Grievance Officer Report Writing Workshop

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