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Privacy Policy – July HR Breakfast Club Summary

This month at HR Breakfast Club on privacy policy, we discussed the obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 including the Australian Privacy Principles and the mandatory notification procedure for eligible data breaches. BAL Lawyer, Lauren Babic shared some insights on the responsibilities surrounding information and privacy law. What is an eligible data breach? An [...]

Privacy Policy – July HR Breakfast Club Summary2019-07-22T01:45:35+00:00

Restraint of Trade | June HR Breakfast Club Summary

This month, BAL Lawyers Director, Ian Meagher spoke on the topic of Restraint of Trade. In the context of the employer-employee relationship, a restraint of trade (a so called 'non-compete clause') is a legal contract that is used to stop an employee from conducting a similar business to their employer, stealing clients, or poaching [...]

Restraint of Trade | June HR Breakfast Club Summary2019-09-05T02:24:56+00:00

Whistleblowing and Grievance Handling | May HR Breakfast Club Summary

This month, BAL Lawyers Senior Associate, Anca Costin spoke on the topic of Whistleblowing and Grievance Handling. Widespread changes to Australia's whistleblower protection regime are imminent. On 19 February 2019, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill was passed by Parliament. This bill will amend the Corporations Act, with these reforms becoming operative from [...]

Whistleblowing and Grievance Handling | May HR Breakfast Club Summary2019-05-23T02:31:28+00:00

Flexible Working Arrangements – Future Requirements | April HR Breakfast Club Summary

This month, due to the public holidays, the April HR Breakfast Club presentation has been recorded as a webinar and is available below. This month, Helen Parrett, speaks about Future requirements for Flexible working arrangements.

Flexible Working Arrangements – Future Requirements | April HR Breakfast Club Summary2019-05-23T02:31:08+00:00

Drug and Alcohol Testing at Work: HR Breakfast Club December Summary

This month Gabrielle Sullivan, Director Employment and Industrial Relations Team at Bradley Allen Love Lawyers, spoke about drug and alcohol testing at work and lawful and reasonable directions. Gabrielle discussed the complexities around testing your employees for drugs and alcohol. In particular she reminded us that the most defensible testing is in instances where: There [...]

Drug and Alcohol Testing at Work: HR Breakfast Club December Summary2019-05-23T05:58:44+00:00

Developing Your Network – The First Step to Network Leadership: November Summary

This month Andrew Marshall, Senior Account Manager at SHL, spoke about managing HR Networks and gave us an introduction to network and enterprise leadership. The key take away from Andrew's presentation was to always be thinking 'PALM' when networking: Plan Have a plan when entering into a possible networking situation. Consider some goals that you [...]

Developing Your Network – The First Step to Network Leadership: November Summary2019-05-23T02:30:23+00:00