About Kenneth J Law (W.I.S. Director)

KenLawCoverPhotoKenneth J Law

BA Soc. Sc (UC), ADIR (QUT), Dip Management (Qld TAFE), Cert. of Bus. & Com (CIT), Certificate II in Business (SRI), Cert. IV in Workplace Training & Assessment (HTA Inc.), AFSAE

WALK INDUSTRIAL SERVICES

(Established 17 November 2009)

WALK INDUSTRIAL SERVICES PTY LTD

(Company Registered 12 November 2011)

 
PO Box 5453
Alexandra Hills Qld 4161
(Suite 3A, First Floor, 112-116 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland Qld 4163)
Phone/Fax: (07) 3286 6008
Mobile: 0431 882 549
Email: [email protected]
ContactKenneth J Law
 

I have worked in industrial relations/employee relations/human resources since 1975 commencing as a clerk answering award inquiries with the State Department of Industrial Relations up to this present time.

I possess five tertiary recognised qualifications listed below:

»1979- 83 Associate Diploma in Industrial Relations (QUT).
»1987-89 Certificate in Business Communications (CIT).
»1989-94 Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, Major in Politics, Sub major in Industrial Relations (UC).
»1999 Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training (HTA Inc)
»2010 Certificate II in Business (SRI)
»2014 Diploma in Management (QLD Tafe)

My main role in industrial relations/employee relations and human resources have been to provide advice on industrial issues, settle industrial disputes between parties, unfair/unlawful dismissals and reinstatement claims, wage issues, contract issues and workplace / enterprise bargaining, that is, the development of enterprise agreements in federal and state jurisdictions. In more recent times, over the past few years, I have had regular involvement in industry related and state wide cases such as the State Wage Cases 1999 – 2009, Junior Rates Case, Afternoon Night Shift Allowance Case, Casual Leave Loading Case, Long Service Leave Review, Family Leave Review, Union Encouragement Provisions Case, Tool Allowances cases, Award Review for Queensland, Termination Change and Redundancy Case, Pay Equity Inquiry and Pay Equity Principle. Besides the advocacy role, strong negotiations skills are also essential. In April 2002 I presented on behalf of an industry peak body their submission to the Living Wage Case in the AIRC.A major role in all of the matters has been and continues to be to provide professional advice and professional industrial advocacy before the respective tribunals. In my time in industrial relations I have appeared before the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission and the Court, the Australian Industrial Relations Commission now the Fair Work Commission, Industrial Magistrates Courts and District Courts and the Queensland Civil and Administrative Commission. In addition I have appeared in the industrial jurisdictions of New South Wales and South Australia and the Anti-Discrimination Commission of Queensland. For a former employer I did publish

“From the Industrial Advocates Desk”

Bulletin every second month updating members of a union of employers and other clients on all current issues affecting their businesses.As to the training I am an accredited trainer and develop and present modules as and when required for example, Award Interpretation, the New Smoking Laws in Queensland, IR Essentials and Workplace Bargaining, WorkChoices, the Fair Work Act 2009 and the Modern Awards 2010.

As part of my role I also provide advice on many HR issues. One of those is recruitment and selection. On behalf of one client I have produced a booklet on Model Job Descriptions and Human Resource Policies.

I have written two other publications namely the

“Employment of Staff in Queensland for the Restaurant and Catering Industry”

and secondly the

“Principles of Disciplining and Dismissing of Employees.”

I have also developing for a client a

“Guide to Members on the new Modern Award”

and a power point presentation for delivery to its members on comparisons of the existing award or NAPSA; its wages, terms and conditions and the new modern award; to coincide with the introduction of new modern awards on 1 January 2010 by Fair Work Commission, formerly the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.

Other issues in the HR field I provide advice on are but not limited to are matters of performance, performance appraisals, advice on payroll and related negotiation and advocacy if required, discrimination and sexual harassment, references, referees reports, induction of employees, contracts of employment, letters of appointment, hours, rostering, leave, termination of an employee and pay requirements, redundancy, apprenticeship/traineeships etc. to name just a few.

My role as an IR/HR/ER Consultant is an all encompassing one which includes all of the elements of most workplace environments.