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 Recorded Webinar: Wage Underpayments - Fixing the Problem

Recorded: 20th August 2021
Duration: 1 Hour


It seems every day we hear of another case of wage ‘theft.’ This session looks at what is causing this problem, how to spot the warning signs and how it should be fixed. It includes:

  • Identifying types of underpayment
  • What to check and what systems to put in place to remain award compliant
  • Identifying old or outdated practices in paying wages or salaries
  • Understanding the extent of penalties including accessorial liability
  • Wage ‘theft’: a new criminal offence - understanding the elements of the law
  • Recent wage underpayment examples and their lessons
Recorded Webinars,Employment Law,Recorded Webinar: Wage Underpayments - Fixing the Problem Gemma Sharp, Special Counsel, Cooper Grace Ward, Brisbane

As a special counsel in Cooper Grace Ward’s workplace relations and safety team, Gemma brings over 10 years’ experience providing advice and representation to employers on employment, industrial discrimination and health and safety matters.

Gemma advises and assists clients in all aspects of employment, industrial law and safety. As a senior associate in Cooper Grace Ward’s workplace relations and safety team, Gemma advises a range of clients across various industries, including retail, finance, early childhood and education, transport, and religious organisations, on issues such as compliance and duties under workplace health and safety legislation; unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment; the operation of employment contracts and restraint of trade provisions; independent contractor and employee distinctions; award and enterprise agreement applicability and provisions; dismissal risks and strategies; management of ill and injured employees; workers’ compensation claims; and general protections claims.

Having worked in both private practice and in-house roles, she understands the importance of providing practical commercial legal solutions for businesses.


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 1 CPD unit/point – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour.

WA lawyers please note:  due to changes to your CPD rules from 1.4.21 we cannot verify your CPD from viewing recorded events.

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: ZB2AUG21
 Price:  $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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