With the casualisation of work and underemployment of young people at the highest it has been in 40 years, employers are increasingly turning to low-paid (or no-pay) employment options to hire young people. But the consequence of this might be a generation of young people who miss out. The Society invites you to a panel discussion on the laws around precarious work.
We are pleased to be hosting:
- Thomas Costa, Assistant Secretary of Unions NSW;
- Alexandra Grayson, NSW Manager of Maurice Blackburn's Employment and Industrial Law Section;
- Lucy Saunders, Barrister at Greenway Chambers;
- Matthew Ng, Deputy National Director at Interns Australia.
We will be discussing the current state of the law as to internships, volunteer work, unpaid work and exploitation at work, including:
- what forms of employment are students and young people more likely to experience exploitation in;
- the current state of the law as to internships/unpaid work/exploitation at work;
- what working conditions are warning signs of exploitation in the workplace and inversely, what are signs of workplaces with good employment practices;
- the experiences of international students; and
- where to go for help.
All members welcome, but especially students. The event will be the Society's flagship student event of the year, but we encourage all practitioners to join come along and engage with our student supporters. Bar tab and pizza provided at no cost.