Live Webinar: Accessorial Liability Under the Fair Work Act Regime – Just Who’s in the Gun?


Date:  Friday 27th July 2018 – Online: 
Vic, NSW, Qld, ACT, Tas: 11am to 12:30pm 
SA & NT:  10:30am to 12noon 
WA: 9am to 10:30am 

Accessorial liability has cast a wide net for liability under the Fair Work Act. Third parties are at risk, and this includes professional advisers. This session unravels the issues including:

  • Scope of section 550 of the Fair Work Act
  • How far does the risk of accessorial liability extend?
  • What does ‘involved in’ mean for creating liability for breach?
  • Levels of knowledge and constructive knowledge for accessorial liability
  • The risks associated with the supply chain for your company
  • Categories of liability - joint and several liability and others
  • The penalty regime for accessorial liability
  • How to prevent accessorial liability - a risk management checklist
  • Case report - FWO v Oz Staff Career Services Pty Ltd & Ors [2016] FCCA 105
Our presenter

Nicholas Ogilvie, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Melbourne

Nick works with clients on employment law matters from start to finish – from strategy formulation, analysis of risks and opportunities, advocacy and representation in courts and tribunals, right through to resolution.

Nick works with clients on enterprise bargaining and agreement making; industrial disputes and employer responses to industrial action; dispute resolution and agreement interpretation; responding to employee claims; outsourcing, restructuring and transfer of employment; and due diligence in relation to mergers, acquisitions and major projects.

Nick helps businesses in a broad range of sectors (including aviation, building & construction, banking, manufacturing, public transport, and infrastructure & logistics). He works with clients to achieve valuable outcomes in high profile and strategic employment matters.

He uses his years of experience to understand the commercial and strategic imperatives of his clients and combines this with a creative approach to minimise risk and maximise the prospects of success. Nick connects with clients and builds deep, respected relationships.

Nick has a special interest in industrial relations in the building and construction industry, (including Australian Federal Code compliance).


This webinar is suitable for HR professionals and lawyers practising in employment law – Australia wide. 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 [CLE] 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.

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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: RBTJUL18
 Price:   $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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