Unfair Dismissal Mock Trial | November HR Breakfast Club Summary

At November’s HR Breakfast Club forum, BAL Lawyers Litigation and Dispute Resolution team conducted a Mock Trial. Based on proceedings before the Fair Work Commission, Ian Meagher, Director Litigation and Dispute Resolution, played the part of the Commissioner.  As the cased unfolded, evidence was presented to the Commissioner by witnesses on both sides.  John Wilson, [...]

Unfair Dismissal Mock Trial | November HR Breakfast Club Summary2019-11-20T02:25:20+00:00

Identifying Leadership in Your Organisation: October HR Breakfast Club Summary

This month, we were lucky to have Andrew Marshall, a Senior Account Manager for major international human resources firm, SHL, speak at the HR Breakfast Club on the topic of ‘Identifying Leadership in your Organisation.’ The changing nature of today’s work environment requires organisations to adapt their approaches to leadership identification and succession. Andrew’s presentation [...]

Identifying Leadership in Your Organisation: October HR Breakfast Club Summary2019-10-22T00:13:21+00:00

Can I Fire You? September HR Breakfast Club Summary

This month Bill McCarthy, Special Counsel Litigation & Dispute Resolution, BAL Lawyers, spoke about the complexities of the workers compensation regime and when an injured employee’s employment can be terminated. What are some Employer key obligations under the Workers’ Compensation Act 1951 (ACT)? Employers need to: Display an Information Summary Notice at the workplace; [...]

Can I Fire You? September HR Breakfast Club Summary2019-12-04T05:33:46+00:00

Leadership in a changing, dynamic and volatile environment – August HR Breakfast Club Summary

Leadership matters. In a compelling session to a full house, (retired) Major-General Fergus (Gus) McLachlan, of PeopleScape, drew upon his amazing military career to apply leadership parallels to a contemporary (and disrupted) business context. Gus shared insights on leaders who have, through their own positivity, even-temperedness and work ethic, been able to unlock the [...]

Leadership in a changing, dynamic and volatile environment – August HR Breakfast Club Summary2019-09-03T07:07:31+00:00

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