Natasha Hawker

Managing Director, Employee Matters

Understanding new HR Legislation

Natasha Hawker explored recent updates in Australia’s Employment Relations legislation highlighting the importance for business owners to stay informed to avoid penalties and ensure employee fairness. The session addressed areas including psychosocial risks, workplace respect, parental support, discrimination, pay transparency, domestic violence protection, casual employment, and union interactions.

Some of the key takeaways for the audience were:

  • Recognising the importance of mental health and respect in the workplace. Ensure you’re creating a supportive environment for your employees.
  • Stay informed about anti-discrimination and pay transparency legislation. Update your business practices to reflect these principles.
  • Members will receive a suite of resources. Leverage the guide and instructional videos provided to effectively enact the new legal guidelines within your business framework.