Employment Law Conference Bundle Part1
Speaker Richard Hutchings, Partner, Cornwalls; Sean Selleck, Partner, Baker McKenzie; Kellie-Ann McDade, Partner, Baker McKenzie; Jim McKenna, Barrister, Victorian Bar; James Tierney, Barrister, Victorian Bar
Date 4 Jun 2020
Duration 03:06:23
Product Code O20062
Total CPD Points: 3.0

Practice Management & Business Skills: 1.0
Substantive Law: 2.0
(includes GST)

Employment Law Conference Bundle Part1


Managing Teams and Finding Balance 

Now, more than ever, it’s important to find ways to balance work expectations, pressures and responsibilities with personal health, wellbeing and family obligations. In isolation and in teams, it is important to work out how to prioritise often competing interests including the interests of colleagues and staff.

This session will address:

  • Setting priorities and managing workloads,
  • Balancing and managing personal responsibilities and
  • Supervising and engaging with staff and colleagues remotely.
  • How will we know if the balance is all wrong.

Presented by: Richard Hutchings, Partner, Cornwalls

Stand Down Provisions - Section 524 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and their Implications – COVID-19 

This session will discuss in detail the stand down provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and the rights and responsibilities of both the employer and employee. Given that current circumstances are unprecedented and the lack of case law in this area this session is essential.

This session will include:

  • What rights do Employers/Employees have under s524?

  • Implications of stand downs – What happens when the employee refuses to negotiate?

  • How long can an employee be stood down for? What are the legal risks of being stood down for unreasonable amount of time?

  • Alternatives to Stand Down

  • Discrimination claims

  • Enterprise Agreements – How are they affected

  • Breach of stand down provisions and risks for the employer

  • Examples of Stand Down COVID-19 Letter Templates.

Presented by: Sean SelleckPartner, Baker McKenzie


Kellie-Ann McDadePartner, Baker McKenzie

New Workplace Policies/Training and COVID-19

This session will discuss the urgent need for updates to existing workplace polices and training in the workplace. This session will discuss updates to:

  • Harassment and Diversity policy –– What constitutes unlawful conduct vs a genuine fear of COVID-19
  • Social distancing and hygiene policy
  • Work from home policy – including OHS issues
  • Updates to use of technology policy
  • Attendance at an external worksite
  • Privacy policy


  • Infection Control Training
  • Training and assisting Vulnerable workers working from home.

Presented by: Jim McKenna, Barrister, Victorian Bar


James Tierney, Barrister, Victorian Bar

ISBN: 978-1-922410-22-1

What is included:

A video of the presentation in mp4 format

Paper material in pdf format

* This Webcast does not allow WA practitioners to claim CPD points