Our October HR Breakfast Club featured Anna Phillips and Riley Berry of BAL Lawyers tackling the topic of cybersecurity and privacy in the workplace. Riley highlighted key statistics arising from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Small Business Survey published in July 2020. Most startling was the following: the ACSC receives, on average, one report [...]
In our latest HR Breakfast Club webinar, guest speaker Kieran Pender from the International Bar Association (IBA) spoke about recent developments in the workplace sexual harassment context. Kieran began by setting out the legal framework in Australia and outlined the evolution of employer liability for workplace harassment. He then highlighted several recent developments, notably several [...]
https://youtu.be/7etLnKJGAak CORONAVIRUS: Employment law answers for HR Managers with Gabrielle Sullivan.
Rebecca Richardson, Associate at BAL Lawyers, spoke about secret recordings in the workplace. In particular, secret recordings made by employees. Employees take secret recordings for a number of different reasons. Primarily we see employees doing this to ‘collect evidence’ for future litigation. The law in the ACT It is unlawful to record private conversations in [...]
At December’s HR Christmas Breakfast Club forum, Gabrielle Sullivan and Rachael Archer of BAL Lawyers Employment Law & Investigations Group conducted something a little bit different - our very own HR Family Feud. We asked numerous questions throughout the session from ‘Name a common reaction from an employee who is being performance managed?’ to ‘What [...]
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, [...]