Live Webinar: The Perils and Perks of the Casual Workforce in the Not for Profit Sector


Date:  Tuesday 13th November 2018 – Online:
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas: 11am to 12:30pm  
SA:  10:30am to 12noon  WA: 8am to 9:30am 
NT: 9:30am to 11am  Qld: 10am to 11:30am


NFPs have proportionally high casual workforces, with casual staff the backbone of many organisations. However, there are several issues that arise in relation to casual employment, with the recent Full Federal Court decision of Workpac Pty Ltd v Skene highlighting the costly risks for employers. This session unpacks this significant decision and how it impacts the NFP sector, including:

  • Defining casual employees – lessons from Workpac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131
  • Long term casual employees - rights and entitlements under the Fair Work Act
  • OHS issues involving casual staff and home care visits
  • Roll out of casual conversion clauses in modern awards that operate in the NFP sector:
    • when can a casual employee request permanent status?
    • processes required within the organization to consider the request
    • consultation requirements
    • grounds for refusal
  • Consequences for an organization if there is a shift from casual to permanent
  • Casual staff and entitlement to vote on enterprise agreements
Our presenter Adam Foster, Head of Workplace Relations, Lewis Holdway Lawyers, Melbourne

Adam aims to give peace of mind and certainty by helping clients to solve their problems, no matter how complex, with simple and straight forward solutions.

Adam enjoys working with businesses, large and small, profit or non-profit, to help them grow in their business and manage well their workplaces.

He has experience advising clients in relation to all areas of workplace relations, particularly businesses in managing the relationship with their staff, from a Board level on downwards.

He also has a particular interest in helping Not for Profits understand and apply the law to maximise their workplace environments.

Adam also assists professional service firms, and small and medium businesses in resolving commercial disputes in a timely, cost efficient and strategic way that allows those clients to get on with running their business and doing what they do best.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers advising not for profits, HR professionals and executives working for not for profits and charities. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Lawyers can claim up to 1.5 CPD units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1.5 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion, and the minimum length of the webinar is 1 hour.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:

Attending a TEN webinar couldn’t be easier. Basically it’s just like attending a seminar except that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your office or home. You just need to be available at the appointed date and time with your computer and internet connection.

Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.
At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: RBPNOV18
 Price:   $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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