HR Breakfast Club Summary

Responding to Stop Bullying Applications – March HR Breakfast Club Summary

18 Mar , 2019 HR Breakfast Club Summary

Responding to Stop Bullying Applications – March HR Breakfast Club Summary

This month, Rebecca Richardson, Lawyer – Employment & Industrial Law Group at BAL Lawyers, spoke about the Fair Work Commission’s Anti-bullying jurisdiction and strategies for employers responding to Stop Bullying Applications. Rebecca  gave us an introduction to the definition of bullying under the Fair Work Act 2009: A worker is bullied at work if: (a)  while the worker […]

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Fair Work Act – February HR Breakfast Club Summary

19 Feb , 2019 HR Breakfast Club Summary

Fair Work Act – February HR Breakfast Club Summary

This month James Macken, barrister from Blackburn Chambers, spoke about the General Protections provisions of the Fair Work Act. What is the general protections jurisdiction? Section 240 of the Fair Work Act provides: A person must not take adverse action against another person: (a)  because the other person: (i)  has a workplace right; or (ii)  […]

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Enterprise Bargaining: HR Breakfast Club January Summary

25 Jan , 2019 HR Breakfast Club Summary

Enterprise Bargaining: HR Breakfast Club January Summary

This month, John Wilson, Managing Legal Director – Employment & Industrial Law Group at BAL Lawyers, spoke about the enterprise bargaining process and the wage and working conditions being negotiated at the level of the individual organisations. John  gave us an introduction to the main differences between Enterprise Agreements and Modern Awards as well as […]

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

21 Dec , 2018 HR Breakfast Club Summary

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 […]

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

20 Nov , 2018 HR Breakfast Club Summary

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 […]

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The Workplace Implications of Family and Domestic Violence (Continued): October Summary

25 Oct , 2018 HR Breakfast Club Summary

The Workplace Implications of Family and Domestic Violence (Continued): October Summary

This month, James Judge, CEO of the Australian Human Resource Professionals, gave an updated presentation to the Club on  workplace implications of family and domestic violence. James reminded practitioners that new clauses in Modern Awards providing for 5 days unpaid leave per year commenced 1 August 2018, and that parliament is currently considering an extension of […]

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