Jessica Fisher

Jessica Fisher is a Director and Law Partner at FCB Group, Australia’s leading specialist workplace relations advisory firm. With more than 20 years in private practice, Jessica has also worked for NSW IRC, Unions NSW and is uniquely placed to share pragmatic insights about overcoming workplace regulation.

Jessica will present with Josh Keech Barrier or bargaining chip? Navigating and using workforce regulation to your advantage

Enterprise bargaining in the aged care industry is being increasingly utilised as a tool to minimise costs, improve client services and strengthen the workforce. This workshop will draw on comparative recent historical data quantitative and qualitative data collected from key aged care providers spanning 45,000 residential beds and 70,000 employees, complemented by our twenty years of experience in the industry.

During this session, we will:

  • examine key trends and game changers in enterprise bargaining;
  • consider regulatory challenges including award limitations, the FWC approval process and discrimination; and
  • explore practical strategies for overcoming these barriers such as skill retention, workplace flexibility and demand-driven rostering.

Delegates will walk away with not only a greater understanding of the legal framework surrounding bargaining, but able prepared to maximise opportunities which were traditionally barriers to effective workplace practices.

Tuesday Concurrent Session C4: A Lens on People and Capability, 11.30am-12.00pm