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Employment Law Masterclass in WA

Screen Producers Australia, in association with ScreenWest, will present a masterclass on the industrial fundamentals that apply to all Australian screen production businesses. For producers who currently employ or intend to employ staff, this masterclass will bring awareness to the rights, obligations and responsibilities of producers including the following:

  • What should production companies and senior staff know about employing
  • What measures do you need to take to handle grievances?
  • What needs to be taken into account when contracting?
  • What are the legal requirements regarding wages, taxation, superannuation, working hours, leave, public holidays, and termination?

This vital masterclass will provide an important introduction to the fundamental industrial instruments including the Fair Work Act, the National Employment Standards, the Broadcasting and Recorded Entertainment Award, and Enterprise Bargaining Agreements including the impact of potential government changes to maternity leave, adverse action and unfair dismissal.

In particular, attendees will also gain an invaluable understanding of how the statutory instruments work in concert with the agreements negotiated by SPA with unions and guilds.

  • What rights do producers need to purchase from artists, contractors, and employees?
  • What are the most recent changes to Screen Producers Australia agreements?
  • What are the main issues currently under negotiation?

When: Friday, 27 June 2014
Time: 10:45am – 12.45pm
Where: ScreenWest offices, 140 William St Perth
RSVP: Open to all. Limited places, first in will secure a spot. RSVP to with “SURNAME – SPA Employment Law” in the subject line by Wednesday, 25 June 2014.