Covert Recordings in the Workplace | January HR Breakfast Club Summary

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 [...]

Covert Recordings in the Workplace | January HR Breakfast Club Summary2020-02-05T03:29:02+00:00

HR Family Feud | December HR Breakfast Club Summary

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 [...]

HR Family Feud | December HR Breakfast Club Summary2020-01-07T01:11:56+00:00

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;Maintain a Register of [...]

Can I Fire You? September HR Breakfast Club Summary2019-12-19T01:46:00+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