People may have seen in the news recently that Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave became an entitlement for all Australian employees (including casuals) from 1 February 2023. This is just one of the new laws that have been introduced by the Federal Labor Government since it came to power.

In this webinar we will focus on what changes are most relevant to the Veterinary industry, and in turn, your operations. Pushing aside the confusing information bundled on with the new legislation, we will examine:

  • The new Paid Family and Domestic Leave – obligations on Employers and Employees.
  • Reviewing current contracts and policies around the new ‘pay secrecy’ requirements.
  • Understanding in practice what the new prohibited attributes (breastfeeding, gender identity, intersex status) mean to a workplace.
  • What is a ‘zombie agreement’ and does one potentially apply to your business?
  • The potential of a breach of the law if job advertisements are not compliant.
  • Sexual Harassment: the obligation to be pro-active!
  • How the new multi-business agreement laws operate for businesses of different sizes.
  • Restraints on being able to roll-over fixed term contracts.

All information discussed will be vital to owners and managers who want to avoid making unforeseen mistakes as a result of the new laws.


Hugh McPherson and his team can be contacted via the below details.

Broad Reach Employee Relations
PH: 03 8637 6555
MOB: 0432 342 570


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