Past Events

Return to Work Act - Claims, Disputes and Suitable Employment

Thursday 15 June 2017
7:50am - 10:00am

Cost
$55 including GST

Venue 
The Science Exchange
55 Exchange Place, Adelaide

On 1 July 2015 the most significant changes to South Australia’s workers’ compensation laws in 30 years occurred. One of the most important changes was the reduction to employee entitlements to weekly payments to a maximum of 104 weeks, unless seriously injured. On 1 July 2017, workers with claims that were accepted prior to the new Act, will see their payments cease (unless seriously injured). While workers cannot dispute the cessation of payments they will still have various avenues they can pursue to maximise their entitlements, challenge past decisions, bring further claims and in particular make applications for you to provide them with suitable employment. The applications for suitable employment will be your responsibility to manage (and pay for). Your claims agent is NOT involved in this process.

Now more than ever employers should take the time to understand their rights and obligations regarding injured workers.

This seminar will provide you with a very practical insight into the claims process, what you can do to ensure your case manager is receiving all relevant information prior to making a decision to accept a claim, how to navigate the dispute process at no cost to you and with our assistance, and importantly, what to do and how to manage a section 18(3) Application for Employment or a section 18(4) dispute in the Tribunal.

This session is targeted at registered employers and worker’s compensation specialists and is a must for a HR/WHS managers.

Registrations close 2 June 2017
Light refreshments provided

Workshop presenters - Jodie Bradbrook & Anthony Barbaro, Bradbrook Lawyers

To register for this event please email admin@bradbrooklawyers.com.au



Return to Work Act - for Small Business Employers

Wednesday 1 June 2016
9:30am - 11:30am

Cost
$55 EBEC Members
$77 Non-Members

Venue 
The Payneham Library (Trinity Room)
2 Turner Street, Felixstow


The reform to South Australia’s workers compensation laws which took place on 1 July 2015 is the most significant change in the last 30 years. Not only has WorkCover SA changed its name (ReturntoWorkSA), the legislation totally replaces the laws we have been familiar with for the last 30 years.

With the introduction of the new Return to Work Act 2014, employers must refocus the way they manage their injured workers and be proactive in the recovery and return to work of these workers. The new laws place serious obligations on employers to provide suitable employment to a worker who has suffered an injury and there are significant cost consequences for those who do not comply with this obligation.

This workshop is an introductory session which is aimed at providing an overview of the key changes. You will walk away from the session with a better idea about how you will manage your injured workforce so as to minimise the financial risks to your business while achieving the goal of return to work. This is a must attend session for every business owner in any industry.

Attendees have the opportunity to receive a free 30 minute phone consultation with Jodie. This consultation must be booked at the event and taken up within 2 working days following the workshop.

Click here to download a copy of the course brochure.

Limited to 10 attendees.

Workshop facilitator - Jodie Bradbrook, Bradbrook Lawyers

To register for this event please click here or contact Amelia at Eastside BEC on (08) 8344 7353.




HR Law Masterclass - An Aventedge Seminar

Thursday 10 September 2015 at 3.30pm

Speaker: Jodie Bradbrook, Principal, Bradbrook Lawyers

Best practice strategies and procedures for conducting fair workplace investigations 

  • Making the decision: When is an investigation required? 
  • Conducting a fair and effective workplace investigation: Do’s and Don’ts
  • Identifying and complying with the legal procedures on gathering evidence (including sensitive and confidential information) 
  • Dealing with and overcoming tricky situations e.g. request for support persons, recordings etc. 
  • Common mistakes and how to avoid them


Click here for the full agenda.


Duty to Provide Work in Local Government

Monday 24th August 2015
9am to 12pm

West Building, Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace, Adelaide or via Webinar

Speaker: Jodie Bradbrook, Principal, Bradbrook Lawyers

The Return to Work Act 2014 effective from 1 July 2015 presents a unique additional scenario for all employers in South Australia with respect to the longstanding obligations imposed regarding the provision of suitable employment.

This seminar will address the topical challenges to be faced in the future and will introduce a recommended approach for Local Government Employer's to adopt and apply within their HR framework.  Attendance is highly recommended for HR practitioners and senior management along with those staff involved in the return to work process of injured employees.

Target Audience

  • CEOs Senior Management / Directors
  • Senior HR Practitioners / Business Partners
  • HR Managers
  • Internal Return to Work Coordinators
  • Internal Claims Coordinators
  • WHS Officers
  • Managers / Supervisors with workers compensation responsibilities

 

"Employer's Duty to Provide Work - how to work with your Case Manager to meet your Section 18 obligations" 

Wednesday 12 August 2015
8:30am - 11:30am
Venue: ITR - 490 Regency Road, Enfield SA

Section 18 of the Return to Work Act 2014 places obligations on Employers to ensure that suitable work is provided to a worker who has an incapacity for work. Importantly, section 18(3) of the Act entitles a worker who once worked for you, and who had an incapacity for work, to make an application for employment with you at any time after their employment has been terminated – even when they are not in receipt of benefits under the Act. There are significant cost implications for making the wrong decision or not being in a position to justify why it is not reasonably practicable to provide employment to that worker.

This workshop will be tailored to enable your business to understand its obligations and importantly, manage its internal processes to ensure that you are well placed to lawfully consider any application for employment. It will provide you with information that will enable you to work with your case manager to ensure your obligations as well as your business needs are met.


The workshop will cover the following:

  • A summary of the obligations to provide work under section 18;
  • A consideration of the provisions of section 18 which do not require you to provide work;
  • The concept of new or other employment options and how it ties in with section 18;
  • The legal implications arising from section 18 applications for employment;
  • Practical considerations as to how to comply with your obligations – how to enter into a new or other employment option; how to lawfully determine whether a worker can perform the inherent requirements of the job role; and lawfully sharing information;
  • Services available to assist you to meet your obligations under section 18(all parts);
  • How to work with your case manager to achieve your return to work goals; and
  • Case studies and how to develop a case to validate external re-employment.

Cost   $90

Morning tea provided.

To register for this event please contact Danielle Mik at Applied Innovative Services on (08) 8342 6488 or at daniellem@aisassist.com.au

Click here 
to download a copy of the course brochure



"Employer's Duty to Provide Work" 

Do you know how to meet your RTWA 2014 Section 18 obligations? View

Thursday 16 July 2015
8:30am - 11:30am
Venue: ITR - 490 Regency Road, Enfield SA

This workshop will cover the following:

  • Recap of the relevant legislation
  • Interpreting Section 18 and working through the processes Self Insured employers need to have in place to meet their obligations.
  • Linking Section 18 processes to Sections 20 and 25
  • Understanding how and when to use Section 25(10)
  • When can external employment be considered?
  • What actions should have been completed before considering external employment?
  • Services available to assist self insured employers meet the Section 18 obligations.

Cost

$80 SISA Members
$120 Non SISA Members
Morning tea provided.

To register for this event please contact Danielle Mik at Applied Innovative Services on (08) 8342 6488 or at daniellem@aisassist.com.au

Click here 
to download a copy of the course brochure

Return to Work Act - for Small Business Employers

Tuesday 16 June 2015
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: The Payneham Library - 2 Turner Street, Felixstow

The reform to South Australia's workers compensation laws which will take place on 1 July 2015 is the most significant change in the last 30 years.

Presented by Jodie Bradbrook, Principal of Bradbrook Lawyers, this workshop is an introductory session which is aimed at providing an overview of the key changes. We hope that you will walk away from the session with a better idea about how you will manage your injured workforce so as to minimise the financial risks to your business while achieving the goal of return to work.

This is a must attend session for every business owner in any industry. Attendees will leave with knowledge about the upcoming changes before the scheme comes into effect on 1 July 2015.

To register for this event please click here or contact Amelia at Eastside BEC on (08) 8344 7353.

Work Health & Safety Workshop: Investigations and Contractor Management View

Master the theory and dive into the practicals of WHS.  From interview strategies and consequences of errors in the process, to charges, defences and contractor management, this practical session will solidify your Work Health and Safety knowledge and help strengthen your practice in this expanding area.

Click here to download the course brochure. As a valued client of Bradbrook Lawyers, we are please to offer early bird pricing right through to the seminar date.

FEATURING  Defending Your Client Under the Work Health and Safety Act: The Investigation Process and Understanding the Charges

Thursday 11 June 2015, 2:00pm to 5:15pm

Presented by: Jodie Bradbrook, Principal, Bradbrook Lawyers and Patrick Barry, Barrister, Howard Zelling Chambers

Venue: Stamford Plaza Adelaide Hotel, 150 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000


The Return to Work Act - Key Changes & New Obligations View

Wednesday 10 June 2015
8.00am to 10.00am
Venue: The Science Exchange - 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide

On 1 July 2015 the most significant changes to South Australia’s workers’ compensation laws in 30 years will occur. Not only has WorkCover SA changed its name (ReturntoWorkSA), the legislation totally replaces the laws we have been familiar with for the last 30 years. With the introduction of the new 
Return to Work Act 2014 this coming financial year, employers must refocus the way they manage their injured workers and be proactive in the recovery and return to work of these workers. The new laws place serious obligations on employers to provide suitable employment to a worker who has suffered an injury and there are significant cost consequences for those who do not comply with this obligation.

This seminar is an introductory session which is aimed at providing an overview of the key changes. We hope that you will walk away from the session with a better idea about how you will manage your injured workforce so as to minimise the financial risks to your business while achieving the goal of return to work.

This session is suitable for workers’ compensation specialists and a must for all HR Managers. 

Click here to download the course brochure.


Return to Work Act training  View

The Return to Work Act 2014 is the single largest reform of workers compensation legislation in this or any other State in decades.  SISA recognises the importance of the preparedness of its members to implement the new Act.  They have joined forces with ASC Training to present SISA members with a cost-effective and comprehensive package of training modules designed to give members a sound grounding in the terms of the Act, and their interpretation where possible.

The course will feature:

  • 7 x face to face workshops of ½ and full day duration
  • Webinars as an alternative for those for whom access is difficult
  • Guest speakers throughout the sessions to provide specific content expertise
  • Substantial cost subsidies for SISA members.

Click here to download the course brochure. Please note that all registration inquiries must be directed to ASC Training.


FEATURING  Employer's duty to provide work

Monday 11 May 2015 at 9am (program #1) or
Wednesday 13 May 2015 at 9am (program #2)

Speaker: Jodie Bradbrook, Principal, Bradbrook Lawyers

Venue: ASC Training & Development Level 4, 144 North Terrace (My Budget Building) Adelaide SA 5000


 

HR Law Masterclass - An Aventedge Seminar - View

Monday 15 September 2014 at 8.30am

Speaker: Jodie Bradbrook, Principal, Bradbrook Lawyers

Venue: Adina Apartment Hotel, Adelaide

Best practice strategies and procedures for conducting fair workplace investigations 

  • Decision making: key considerations around deciding whether or not to conduct a formal workplace investigation 
  • Process: practical steps for conducting a fair yet effective workplace investigation 
  • How to gather evidence and legal constraints on how evidence (including sensitive and confidential information) is gathered and used 
  • Navigating through tricky issues e.g. request for support persons, recordings etc

 

Joint Breakfast Briefing Seminar - National Insurance Brokers Association and Australian Insurance Law Association - View

Thursday 24 July 2014 at 7:30am

Speaker: Jodie Bradbrook

Venue: Crowne Plaza Adelaide, Hindmarsh Room, 16 Hindmarsh Square Adelaide SA 5000

A brave new world - South Australia's proposed new workers compensation under the microscope
  • Robin Shaw (SISA) will present an outline of the proposed changes as released by the Government in early 2014 and their implications
  • Neville John (KJK Lawyers) will discuss the possible workplace relations impact
  • Jodie Bradbrook (Bradbrook Lawyers) will discuss the possible WHS implications of the proposals


7th Workplace Law Fundamentals - An Akolade Seminar - View 

Tuesday 9 September 2014 at 8.00am

Speaker and Chair: Jodie Bradbrook, Principal, Bradbrook Lawyers

Venue: Stamford Plaza, Adelaide

Best practice strategies and procedures in conducting fair workplace investigations
  • What needs to be considered when deciding whether or not to conduct a formal workplace investigation
  • Understanding what can be done to conduct an investigation both expediently and in a ‘procedurally fair’ manner
  • Evidence gathering and legal constraints on how evidence (including sensitive and confidential information) is gathered and used
  • Discussion of relevant case law

The coercive information gathering powers of WHS Regulators and Inspectors under the model Work Health and Safety Act 2011
  • Discussing the extraordinary powers that regulators have been given to obtain information from duty holders (corporate and individual)
  • Emerging issues in the use of coercive information gathering powers
  • Facts that any duty holder should know before they speak with a WHS Regulator


Workplace Bullying - 3 Jurisdictions - View

Thursday 29 May 2014 at 8:30am to 10:00am

Speaker: Jodie Bradbrook, Principal, Bradbrook Lawyers

Venue - The Science Exchange, Adelaide

This presentation will involve a quick recap of the major changes, responsibilities, definitions and penalties imposed by the WHS Act; a discussion about: the Fair Work Commission’s role as the Bullying Umpire; the exclusionary provisions in workers’ compensation claims for psychiatric injury; client legal privilege and the privilege against self-incrimination in WHS investigations and will include practical tips on giving negative feedback and ways to create positive working cultures.

The presentation is ideal for HR Managers, Line Managers and Team Leaders and it is targeted at an intermediary audience. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and a constructive discussion about the complexities arising from the three jurisdictions.

Bradbrook Lawyers Christmas Party 11 December 2013 – Historian Hotel

Alex Manos, Commissioner Hampton & Paul SandercockAlex Penglis, Jordan Koutroumanidis & Irini PenglisAndrew Kemp, Jodie Bradbrook & Jason NeidwoldtCassandra Zaina & Theresa DaymanCommissioner Hampton, Jodie Bradbrook & Tom EarlsDaniel Carpinelli & Jodie BradbrookGroup 1Group 2Hannah Cohley & Jodie BradbrookJane & Len Sutherland & Jodie BradbrookJodie Bradbrook & Iain Evans MPJodie Bradbrook & Joel CornishJodie Bradbrook & Pat ConroyJodie Bradbrook & Trevor RanfordKym Eldridge & Jodie BradbrookLen & Jane Sutherland, Iain Evans MPMarlissa Nicholas & Jodie BradbrookMichael Roder, Michael Hickinbotham & Jodie BradbrookNeil Stennett, Jodie Bradbrook, Nick Langley, & Laura DunsfordVince Belperio, Bill Burrows, Jodie Bradbrook & Bryan Tidswell

HR Law Masterclass Australia

Friday 25 October 2013

Speaker: Jodie Bradbrook, Principal, Bradbrook Lawyers

Workplace, Health and Safety (WHS) Laws: From Theory to Practice

  • Understanding the responsibilities and liabilities of management with respect to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment
  • Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013: new laws and the implications on the management of bullying complaints
  • Guidelines on the right steps to take during the first 24 hours of a WHS incident to avoid future problems

Akolade's 4th Workplace Law Fundamentals

Thursday 21 March 2013

Speaker: Jodie Bradbrook, Principal, Bradbrook Lawyers

Ensuring clear and effective management of bullying and harassment claims

  • Drafting effective workplace bullying complaint resolution procedures
  • Developing a healthy corporate culture in a quest to eliminate causative factors
  • Examining the draft Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying Code of Practice