Contingent Workforce 2021 Risk Update Webinar

FREE Webinar | Tuesday 16 February 2021 | 11am AEDT

In 2021, companies are looking to reengage their contractor workforce, accelerate productivity and regain momentum; but the need to remain compliant and mitigate risk exposure is just as important as speed, if not more.

The recent Federal Government omnibus industrial relations reforms is the most substantial update to the Fair Work Act since it was introduced in 2009.

From casual conversion to enterprise bargaining agreements, these major changes will affect your business in a number of unexpected ways – including:

• Completely changing the way businesses source and use contractors.
• A greater threat of accessorial liability.
• Disruption to the supply chain, leading to commercial and reputational damage.

Not to mention the knock-on effects around modern slavery, labour hire licensing and visa requirements.

To help you navigate these changes, and help your contingent workforce thrive, we’ve assembled an elite team of risk management professionals specialising in legislation, business advisory and the future of work. Our upcoming webinar will deliver insight into emerging the major legislative risks to business in the face of inaction or non-compliance.

Our speakers, who include the former Fairwork Ombudsman, workforce risk experts and industry lobbyists, will provide best practice and legislative insight into managing contractors in the face of constant legislative change. You’ll have the opportunity to ask your burning questions in this online, interactive discussion.

Natalie James
Natalie James
Partner, Deloitte, Former Fair Work Ombudsman

Natalie James is a Partner with Deloitte in the Assurance and Advisory Practice. Natalie is the former Fair Work Ombudsman, leading Australia’s national workplace relations regulator from 2013–2018.

Previously, Natalie led the development of the Fair Work Act legislation as Chief Counsel in the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. Natalie has worked with both Coalition and Labor governments to develop the passage of workplace laws. She has overseen critical policy-based interventions in the courts, including the High Court challenge to the Work Choices laws.

Natalie has also led the delivery of government employment, education and childcare programs in Victoria as the Manager of the Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations’ Victorian office.

Charles Cameron
Charles Cameron

During his 20 years in the workforce solutions industry, Charles Cameron has built a wealth of experience across economics, advocacy, risk management, lobbying, compliance and professional standards.

Charles joined the RCSA as Chief Executive in May 2016, and since that time has established the foundations for an employment services certification scheme that will define professional service providers within the marketplace in Australia and New Zealand for years to come.

Charles is a Vice-President of the World Employment Confederation, having being elected in 2020.

Nick Duggal
Nick Duggal
Partner, Workplace Relations, Moray & Agnew

Nick has practiced in the field of employment and industrial law throughout his legal career. Nick understands the time and cost pressures that employers and insurers face and works closely with clients to provide workplace solutions that are responsive, pragmatic and commercial.

Nick acts for a diverse range of long-standing clients, from start-ups and small family-owned businesses to multinationals and publicly-listed enterprises.

Nick has experience across the full breadth of employment law issues.