The ‘Be Legally Savvy in your Business’ Workshop Series

This is the forth workshop in our new series on Being Legally Savvy in your business.

Workshop 4: Employment law – what you need to know

23 May 2019, Thursday, 10.00am -12.00pm

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About this workshop

Lydia Daly and Liam Fraser explain the ins and outs of what business owners need to understand about employing staff.

They will cover the following important employment issues:

  • Is the team member an employee or a contractor?

  • Do I need employment contracts for my employees?

  • How do employee share schemes work?

  • What is the relevance of awards?

  • What goes in an employment contract?

  • What should I pay my employees?

  • What are employee entitlements?

  • What employee records do I need to keep?

  • What if an issue arises? What are some tools and processes I can use?


Prof Retha Wiesner, WiRE Program Director, Institute for Resilient regions, University of Southern Queensland.


Lydia Daly
Special Counsel

Recognised as a ‘safe pair of hands’ and a leader in technical excellence, Lydia specialises in employment and industrial relations matters with 13 years’ senior government experience and over seven years of private practice experience. She applies a common sense and commercial approach to matters when working with clients from both the private and public sector. Lydia’s significant experience providing legal services to State public service agencies means that she can quickly grasp the work responsibilities of relevant business units, is savvy to internal politics, can prepare ministerial and Director-General correspondence/briefing notes and understands the unique environment that is government.


Liam Fraser
Senior Associate

Liam is an employment and safety specialist with particular expertise in work health and safety and industrial relations matters. Liam advises clients in the local government, agribusiness, construction and mining sectors about industrial relations and work health and safety compliance. Specialties include advising on health and safety compliance issues, investigations, prosecutions and coronial inquests, handling industrial disputes and enterprise bargaining.



A recording of this workshop will be made available to registrants after this workshop. By participating in this workshop you give consent to any digital workshop images or recordings taken of you during the workshop. You have the option of turning your video off during the workshop and/or muting your microphone. However interaction is encouraged during the workshop.

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The “Be Legally Savvy in your Business” workshop series is brought to you by McCullough Robertson.

McCullough Robertson is an in-kind partner of the WiRE program.

McCullough Robertson is an independent Australian law firm with more than 350 staff spread across four offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne. Operating for over 92 years, they work with major Australian and foreign owned corporations, financial institutions, governments and high net worth individuals. Their legal specialists combine their experience, technical expertise and imagination to deliver commercial, practical and tailored solutions.

Their Community Partnership Program (CPP) is a framework through which they promote and embody their firm values, facilitating sustainable economic, social and cultural change in areas of the community most in need.  They take a long term approach to investing in their communities and, true to their nature, focus their efforts in areas where they can bring all of their resources to the table in a shared value approach.


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