|Start time||16 Mar 2021 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)|
|End time||17 Mar 2021 12:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)|
|Location||Live Stream Only|
|Speaker||See Full Program|
|Designed for||Legal Practioners|
Practice Management & Business Skills: 1.0
Professional Skills: 1.0
Substantive Law: 4.0
Employment Law Conference
DAY ONE – TUESDAY 16 MARCH 2021 – 9:00AM – 12:30PM
Alert! – What's New in Employment Law
Workplace laws have undergone significant change in the past 12 months in order to rapidly address the unique problems arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will also address the latest developments to workplace legislation and what it means for you and your client. This session will include:
Presented by: Kaitlyn Gulle, Partner, Lander & Rogers
Alice Alexander, Lawyer, Lander & Rogers
Mandatory Workplace Vaccinations
The remarks of FWC Deputy President Asbury in Nicole Maree Arnold v Goodstart Early Learning Limited T/A Goodstart Early Learning  FWC 6083 and the announcement by Qantas CEO Alan Joyce have highlighted the inevitable debate of mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 in workplaces.
This session will cover:
Presented by: Kamal Farouque, Principal, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
Hugh Crosthwaite, Associate, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
Challenging a Dismissal – Adverse Action Claims
The landmark case of Roohizadegan v TechnologyOne Limited (No 2)  FCA 1407 has highlighted that the limitless nature of remedies in a successful adverse action claim make it an appealing option for ex-employees seeking relief after a dismissal.
This session will outline the key takeaways from Roohizadegan that Employment Lawyers should keep in mind when:
Presented by: Jim McKenna, Barrister Victorian Bar
Restraints of Trade Clauses
Restraint of trade clauses attempt to protect an employer’s legitimate interest after an employee’s contract has terminated.
This session will discuss restraint clauses and relevant case law, and will cover:
Presented by: Dimitri Ternovski, Barrister, Victorian Bar
Emma Murphy, Barrister, Victorian Bar
DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY 17 MARCH – 9:00AM – 12:30PM
Employment Law Case Update
Our presenter will discuss the most significant employment law cases that have arisen over the last 12 months. Cases up to March 2021 to be covered including:
Case discussions will include WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato  FCAFC 84; Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd v AMWU & Ors and Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations v AMWU & Ors  HCA 29; and More!
This is your ultimate case update
Presented by: Tim Donaghey, Barrister, Victorian Bar
Performance Management in the Virtual Office
The 2020 pandemic has shifted the employment landscape and it is likely that many employees will continue to ‘work from home’ well into 2021 and beyond as the ‘new normal’.
For some employers, this will present problems if and when an employee displays a poor working ethic, ill judgement, or a general lack of discipline ‘in the workplace’ leading to the requirement of ‘performance management’.
This session will discuss the tricky issues of virtual performance management, including:
Presented by: Victoria Comino, Special Counsel, Rigby Cooke
Redundancies During COVID19 – Are They Genuine?
This session will discuss redundancies during COVID-19 and whether a redundancy during this time is considered genuine under s389 of the Fair Work Act 2009.
This session will discuss:
Presented by: Siobhan Mulcahy, Partner, Gadens
Claire Duggan, Associate - Employment Advisor, Gadens