Live Webinar: Wage Theft and Underpayments - Navigating the New Frontier


Date:   Friday 31st January 2020
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas: 1pm to 2pm
Qld: 12noon to 1pm
SA:  12.30pm to 1.30pm
NT:  11.30am to 12.30pm
WA: 10am to 11am

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A spate of recent high-profile examples involving wage underpayments have shown that no industry is immune. With future reforms on the horizon, it has never been more important for employers and lawyers alike to understand how the landscape has changed and best practice strategies to consider if a suspected breach has occurred. This session will examine:

  • Unpacking how wage theft can arise – deliberate and inadvertent

  • The role of the Fair Work Ombudsman in receiving and determining claims

  • Self-disclosure of underpayments to FWO – when should an employer fall on their sword?

  • The impact of the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 on compliance

  • Lessons from recent case law involving underpayments

  • Future reforms, including criminal sanctions

  • Tips to minimise exposure to wage theft litigation

  • Conducting an effective wage theft audit

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Christopher Charalambous, Senior Associate, Maddocks, Mebourne

Christopher joined Maddocks in 2017, following a three year period working as an Associate in the workplace relations team of a global firm.

Christopher has extensive experience advising and representing both private and public sector clients in areas such as: contractual and enterprise agreement interpretation, enterprise agreement approval, discrimination, restructuring, and industrial relations including advice regarding the Building Code and the Australian Building and Construction Commission.

Christopher also has experience appearing in the Fair Work Commission, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court and the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.


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.


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

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:
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At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

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Product Code: RBKJAN20
 Price:   $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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