Being a Better Boss (IR): Legal Obligations for Farmers

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This workshop is about Industrial Relations specific to farm businesses and addresses the State and Federal award systems which are applicable to broadacre farm businesses.

Topics covered:

  • Employees v Contractors
  • Pastoral Award (National)
  • Farm Employees Award (WA)
  • Rules, tips and traps of each Award
  • National Employment Standards
  • Minimum conditions
  • Individual Flexibility Agreements
  • Enterprise Agreements
  • Hiring Labour from Overseas
  • Terminations and dismissals
  • Record keeping

Who should attend: Those responsible for the management and admin (contracts, record keeping, wages, etc) of farm employees.

What other farmer have said about this workshop: “: It’s a must for anyone employing staff…… Gives you the confidence to implement correct contracts and terminology for your workers…. The day was excellent. We had made efforts to comply with our requirements as employers however the course made us aware of gaps in our knowledge and current contracts.….. It’s very difficult to find this information elsewhere. Also good suggestions of how to implement these obligations….. Black and white. To the point. Good discussion and lots of practical examples….…”


Scheduled Workshops

Scheduling for 2019 is currently taking place. If you would like us to run a workshop in your community please put an Expression of Interest in via https://pingwa.org.au/request-a-workshop/


Participant Fees & Payment

To register select the appropriate workshop registration button below and complete the online form. Please note:

  • Fees include workshop materials & catering
  • Minimum 12 farm business participants.
  • Maximum 20-25 participants.

$325 (plus GST) for the first person from a farm business and $175* (plus GST) per person for additional members of the same business. Credit Card is the PREFERRED METHOD of payment. On completion of this registration you will be able to pay securely via credit card and will be automatically issued with a receipt.

*No discount for non-farm businesses

Payment must be received at least 1 week prior to the event date.


Registration Forms

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