Employment Law for HR Professionals

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Grace Hotel
77 York St
Sydney NSW 2000

CLE points:        Four (4)

1.30pm    Introduction from Chair
Chair:    Andrew BALL, Partner, Employment Law, EY 

Topic 1: None of your business? Managing Social Media and your employees
Speaker: Elizabeth FERRIER, Special Counsel, K+L Gates

Topic 2: How to effectively manage Workplace conflicts  
Speaker: Kathryn DENT, Director at People+Culture Strategies
•    Cultivating a healthy office culture
•    Conflict management strategies – How do you identify potential or existing conflict?
•    Conflict management structures – should you investigate or mediate?
•    Can conflict be resolved externally?

3.25pm   Afternoon Tea

Topic 3: Performance management – minimising the risk of bullying claims
Speaker: Christa LENARD, Partner - Labour, Employment & Workplace Safety, K & L Gates
•    Defining 'reasonable' performance management
•    How to best protect against  unfair dismissal claims and other actions
•    How to best ensure the health and safety of employees throughout the performance management process
•    Case studies: exploring key challenges and risks that arise in managing underperformance including claims of bullying, harassment and discrimination

Topic 4: Accessorial Liability and the Dangers Under the Fair Work Act
Speaker: Danny KING, Principal, Danny King Legal
•    Developments in policy impacting HR professionals
•    Recent decisions finding HR practitioners liable for the breaches of their clients
•    What to do when between a rock and a hard place

5.25pm – 5.30pm    Questions and Close


Grace Hotel
77 York St
Sydney NSW 2000