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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

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