Employment Law Half Day Conference
Start time 28 Aug 2019 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 28 Aug 2019 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne
Speaker See full program for details.
Catering Includes light lunch and refreshments
Designed for Legal practitioners
Product Code C19018

Employment Law Half Day Conference

28 Aug 2019 9:00am - 28 Aug 2019 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

Contact Reception on 03 8667 5667 to book your free 3rd place!

This Conference will be Chaired by:

Magda Marciniak, Partner, Justitia Lawyers and Consultants


Case Update 

This session will cover cases up to August 2019, covering issues including:

  • Unfair Dismissal, including Conflict of Interest;
  • Workplace Investigations;
  • Racial Discrimination and Underpayment; 
  • Bullying and Mental Health;
  • Job related trauma.

Presented by: Catherine Symons, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Freedom of Speech And The Employment Contract - The Intersection 

Recent high profile cases illustrate the growing confusion around an employee's ‘right’ to freedom of speech.  Issues including personal, religious or political views that may target or offend particular groups, or reflect in an adverse way on their employer.

Public forums such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are potential breeding grounds for the line to be blurred between what is acceptable and what crosses the line.

Using three hypothetical case studies, our panel will outline their views and challenge various viewpoints and perceptions. A unique opportunity to watch and be a part of.

Presented by:

Kamal Farouque, Principal, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Rob Jackson, Partner, Rigby Cooke Lawyers

Sean Selleck, Partner, Baker McKenzie

Workplace Investigations – Advising Clients Facing a Workplace Investigation Plus Case Update 

Allegations of workplace misbehaviour are increasingly common and clients facing those allegations require high level advice in stressful, complex and urgent situations. What advice should you give, and steps should you take when advising:

  • Clients who have just been notified of a workplace complaint / investigation;
  • Clients who seek advice after the investigation has commenced;
  • Clients who seek advice after the investigation has concluded

This session by reference to significant cases and examples, will provide guidance on the obligations on an employer when conducting workplace investigations and the grounds for the employee to object or dispute the terms of an investigation. It will also address the non-negotiables when advising a client in these situations.

Presented by:

Philip Brewin, Director and Accredited Workplace Relations Specialist, Nevett Ford Lawyers;


Melita Demirova, Group Manager – Industrial Relations, Linfox Armaguard Group

Tracking and ‘Sign In’ Requirements - Privacy and Consent 

The technological options for tracking staff including ‘sign in and sign out’ are varied and may require an employee divulging ‘sensitive’ information. This can also occur without the employee’s knowledge or consent.

This session will outline recent developments surrounding cases dealing with what is and is not permissible in tracking and monitoring employees. This session will also address the ramifications of Jeremy Lee v Superior Wood Pty Ltd [2019] FWCFB 2946

Presented by: Charles Power, Partner, Accredited Specialist Workplace Relations, Holding Redlich


CPD Units:

Substantive Law: 4.0
(includes GST)