Have you ever wondered what your rights are when it comes to getting a job?
Check out our interview with Brian Williamson from WilliamsonLegal. Brian was one of the first 5 solicitors in the NSW law society to become an accredited Specialist in Industrial Relations and Employment Law and recently celebrated 20 year of service in this area. Brian is most used to working with employers but today his focus was on offering employees the tools to enter into their working lives with more support and understanding of both their Rights and their Responsibilities. Good ol' R&R!
When it comes to this particular interview we looked at the rights dependent on the type of work you were undertaking. Therefore the most important thing to understand was how you were being engaged
Are you a casual, a part time or a full time fixed period worker (such as during a gap year or christmas period)
Are you working in the volunteer sector, the work experience and the 1st job?
Check out the interview for more incredibly helpful tips
There is no such thing as trial shifts. Work is work and should be paid
What a week and what a privilege it was, once again, to have the guests I did today. This blog post cannot be short because the show was full of gems and calls to action. If we don't want to see the projected statistics on depression come true, then we have to ask tough questions and make changes now.
Sam was my co-host, he is at Uni now and shared with us some important insights from his days at school. I will come back to some of Sam's gems as they will only make sense in the context of what we were talking about.
My guest for the first half of the show was David Citer, Counsellor for Ku-ring-gai ward who has hands on and truly 1st hand lived experience of the effects of drugs and alcohol on the young people he has worked with as well. David calls the problem of alcohol an epidemic and one that needs to be addressed from the top down.
We talked about expectations and connections.
There were a number of calls to action to the NSW and Federal ministers to do something about alcohol advertising in sport which seems to have stepped into the space left by cigarette advertising as the lesser of two evils.
David Citer came across as a man who is prepared to say it straight and stand by his convictions based on the effects he has witnessed to young people's health from his current work to his experiences of working in emergency departments and juvenile justice.
Sam was able to add a lived experience to this. His experience of the pressures faced by teens, their coping mechanisms and their support networks were valuable colour to the very graphic picture painted by David.
We need to remember how to connect with each other, not just by doing what is needed with each other but getting in and connecting on a young persons level - what they are interested in.
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Drugs and Alcohol and David Citer
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Some really valuable interviews today - with Brian Williamson about employment law and new jobs, David Citer, drugs and alcohol and the pressure faced by teens.
Lucy Dahill is the presenter of Stay in the Loop with Lucy, she has a passion for offering people the platform to share their voice. Young, old or somewhere in between we all have wisdom to share if we trust our hearts over our heads.