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


31st January 2020
Duration:  approx. 1 hour

You've spoken and we've listened. From 1/8/19 we've structured most of our webinars to run for one hour - the ideal length for staff training sessions. And, for most of you the webinars will be held at lunchtime - the ideal time for attending live webinars.
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

Recorded Webinars,Employment Law,Recorded Webinar:  Wage Theft and Underpayments - Navigating the New Frontier

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 – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

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:
Recorded Webinars,Employment Law,Recorded Webinar:  Wage Theft and Underpayments - Navigating the New Frontier

© Television Education Network Pty Ltd 2020

Product Code: WBKJAN20
 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
© 2020 Television Education Network Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. The program for this webinar is copyright and may not be reproduced in any form without the prior written consent of the copyright owner.