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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
This month Mariano Rossetto, Forensic Accountant at Vincent’s Chartered Accountants, spoke about income tax consequences on payments at the conclusion of employment. Mariano discussed the complexities of correctly characterising termination payments. In particular he spoke about: Genuine redundancy payments; “redundancy” payments that don’t meet the genuine redundancy rules Compensation payments (principally for personal injury, unfair […]
This month Rahul Bedi, Associate at Maliganis Edwards Johnson, spoke about workers compensation in the ACT. The ACT system There are two types of claims which arise when a non-government worker sustains an injury during the course of their employment: No fault statutory scheme – for an injury sustained by a worker in the ACT […]