The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has been in the news a lot lately. A changing regulatory environment has emerged, due – in no small way – to the multitude of new employment structures in place today. Think gig workers, contingent workers, contractors, you name it.
Recent changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) has seen greater responsibility and scrutiny placed on all parties in the labour supply chain – including HR, procurement, accountants, payroll and employee relations personnel – to uncover breaches of workplace laws. Those parties upstream, who may previously have considered themselves removed from what occurs in workplaces downstream, are potentially liable through the ‘accessorial liability’ provisions of the Act, and new extended liability applies to certain franchisors and holding companies for what happens in their networks.
As the workplace relations landscape continues to evolve, one aim is to ensure that those who are ultimately the beneficiaries of exploitation of vulnerable workers, and can prevent it, are not able to hide behind complex company structures and convoluted supply chains.
Together with PwC, CXC Global is pleased to invite you to the final breakfast series for 2017, where we’ll be discussing:
Gigs, Chains and Up-Stream Liability: The New World of Workforce Regulation
Our lead speaker for this event is Natalie James, Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman. Together with Rohan Geddes, National Leader Payroll Consulting Practice PwC and, CEO of the RCSA Charles Cameron, this sought-after event is not to be missed.
When: Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Time: 8am – 9.30am
Where: PwC, One International Tower, Barangaroo, Sydney