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 Recorded Webinar: Watching the Clock: Strategies for Managing Long-Term Injured Workers

Date: Thursday 18th November 2021
Duration: Approximately 1 Hour and 15 Minutes

The absence of an injured worker can significantly impact the workplace and provide management challenges to the organisation. This session will examine the rights and obligations of employers to long-term injured workers as well as advice for risk minimisation strategies, including:

  • How the Fair Work Act governs the management of sick leave and what is required of employers
  • What happens when an employee remains unfit for work when sick leave runs out?
  • Assessing the inherent requirements of the job and reasonable adjustments
  • The impact of a worker’s compensation claim on the ability to manage employees
  • When is termination available?
  • Avoiding claims of discrimination and unfair dismissal
  • Transition back to work and flexible working requests
  • Strategies for minimising risk:
  • pre-employment screening and medical checks
  • assessments of capacity during the employment relationship
  • should you utilise an Absence/Long Term Sickness Policy?
  • Lessons from recent cases
Recorded Webinars,Employment Law,Recorded Webinar: Watching the Clock: Strategies for Managing Long-Term Injured Workers

Elizabeth Devine, Principal, Devine Law at Work, Sydney

Elizabeth Devine is a specialist in employment law and conflict management.

Elizabeth is the Founder of Devine Law at Work, a law firm and consultancy which specialises in employment law, workplace relations and conflict management.  

Elizabeth’s qualifications include a Masters of Dispute Resolution, a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts.  She has been practicing law for 30 years and has specialised in all aspects of Australian employment law, workplace relations and conflict management for 25 years. 

Elizabeth provides services to employers in the public and private sectors and in a broad range of industries.  Her approach is a holistic one, combining skills and expertise in the law, communication, systems, mediation, facilitation, conflict coaching, education and workplace investigations.  These services focus on prevention and minimisation of risk, transformation of workplace issues into learning opportunities and long-term solutions and the enhancement of expertise within the workplace, including the professional development of leaders, managers and internal advisers.

Prior to founding her own firm, Elizabeth worked for the Australian Government Solicitor, in a peak employer body and in private practice. 

Elizabeth is passionate about enhancing the knowledge of others about workplace law and conflict management and regularly presents to a broad range of corporations and business, professional and industry groups. 


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.


Lawyers can claim up to 1.25 CPD unit/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour and 15 minutes, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

WA lawyers – From 1/4/2021, due to changes to your CPD requirements we are unable to verify your completion of recorded webinars to the Legal Practice Board of WA.

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: lisa@tved.net.au

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Product Code: WBNNOV21
 Price:  $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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