Employment Law for Senior Executives and Lawyers

Course ID CN190201_EMP1

  • Face to Face
  • 4.25
  • All
  • 4 CPD POINTS

Are you confident and ready to provide relevant and up to date advice to your clients? Are you aware of your responsibilities as a senior executive?

This seminar will provide insights from experienced employment law practitioners, which are essential when keeping up to date in this area of law.

What will I learn?

  • Understand the current law relating to bullying and how it applies to the workplace.
  • Learn how under the ‘Fair Work Act’ persons other than the employer could be considered accountable by way of accessorial liability.
  • Learn the process and procedures of attaining civil penalties under the ‘Fair Work Act’.
  • Understand the right course of action when dealing with either contractors or employees.

Our speakers include:

Chair: Lucy Shanahan, Special Counsel, K&L Gates
Deirdre McEvoy, Senior Associate, McArdle Legal
Glenn Fredericks, Barrister, State Chambers
Ian Latham, Barrister, Denman Chambers
Chris McArdle, Principal, McArdle Legal

50% discount for New Lawyers

New Lawyers in their first three years of practice are eligible for a 50% discount off the full price of this program. This discount cannot be claimed in conjunction with any other discounts, including the alumni/Law Society member discount. Please quote NEWLAWYER at the checkout.

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Price

Full Price $480.00

Alumni/Member Price $432.00

Dates

Start date:

27 February 2019

End date:

27 February 2019

Time:

8.45am - 1.15pm

Location:

The College of Law
Level 16, St James Centre
111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

About This Course

Overview

8.45am: Overview and Introduction

Chair: Lucy Shanahan, Special Counsel, K&L Gates

 

8.50am: Bullying in the Workplace  

Speaker: Deirdre McEvoy, Senior Associate, McArdle Legal

  • Overview of current law relating to bullying
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Advice for employees and employers alike when faced with an issue of bullying in the workplace
  • Approach to the fair work commission

 

9.50am: Accessorial Liability of Directors, Managers and Third Parties under the ‘Fair Work Act’ 

Speaker: Glenn Fredericks, Barrister, State Chambers

  • What provisions extend to making third parties to an employment relationship liable for the employer’s contravention of the FW act
  • Scope to expand accessorial liability
  • Tips for practitioners

 

10.50am: Morning Tea and Networking Opportunity

 

11.10am: Civil Penalties under the ‘Fair Work Act’

Speaker: Ian Latham, Barrister, Denman Chambers

  • Pleading, practice and procedure
  • The privilege against penalty
  • Proving the case
  • Penalties and compensation orders
  • Publication, education and audit orders
  • Costs

 

12.10pm: The Difference Between an Independent Contractor and an Employee

Speaker: Chris McArdle, Principal, McArdle Legal

  • Development of case law
  • The right to work for others
  • Right to terminate or dismiss
  • Integration into the engager’s business
  • Vicarious liability

 

1.15pm: Close

 

 

Designed for

This seminar is ideal for solicitors in general practice, employment law practitioners, accredited specialists in employment and industrial Law, in-house legal advisors, HR professionals and employer and union groups. This course complies with the mandatory requirements of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and Substantive Law.

 

 

Presenter biography

Lucy Shanahan, Special Counsel, K&L Gates

Ms. Shanahan is an experienced employment and industrial relations lawyer. She has expertise in dealing with a wide range of employment matters including executive employment issues, performance management, grievances, disciplinary matters, discrimination and termination of employment. Ms. Shanahan is also an experienced litigator and assists clients on a range of contentious employment and industrial relations issues. These include applications relating to bargaining and industrial action, unfair dismissal claims, actions by senior executives and post-employment restraint matters.

 

Deirdre McEvoy, Senior Associate, McArdle Legal

Prior to settling in Australia in 2004, Deirdre practiced in Ireland and is one of the few Australian Employment Lawyers who are also admitted and had practical training and experience in the European Union. Deirdre practices exclusively in employment law and has published articles in journals domestically and internationally, including in the Law Society Journal. Deirdre is accredited by the Law Society of NSW as a specialist in Employment and Industrial law and is also a member of Chartered Secretaries Australia.

 

Glenn Fredericks, Barrister, State Chambers

Glenn is an experienced employment and commercial lawyer. Before coming to the Bar, he was a partner at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and Executive Legal Counsel at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He appears in many jurisdictions including the Supreme Court of NSW, the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court, the Fair Work Commission and NCAT. Glenn is recognised in Doyles Guide as an Emerging Employment & WHS Junior Counsel - NSW, 2017.

 

Ian Latham, Barrister, Denman Chambers

Ian was admitted to the Bar in 1997. He specialises in Industrial and Employment Law and also practices in Occupational Health and Safety, Criminal, Appellate, Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Inquests/Specialist Tribunals and Payroll Tax areas. He writes for the Butterworths Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and NSW Industrial Relations Act, 1996, as well as regular articles on Industrial and Employment Law. 

 

Chris McArdle, Principal, McArdle Legal

Chris commenced legal practice in 1998 after serving as a Commissioner of the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW. Chris is accredited by the Law Society of NSW as a specialist in Employment and Industrial Law and has achieved a number of breakthroughs in the anti-discrimination, employment contract, and industrial law jurisdictions. Chris acts for corporate and individual clients with a philosophy of preventing problems and increasing corporate efficiency.

 

Filming and photography

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