Employment Law Conference 2022
Format: In-person (Hobart)
Recorded: Yes, subject to presenter consent
10.40am - Registrations open
11.00 - 12.30pm - Session 1 - Employers’ Positive Obligation to Prevent Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Victimisation in the Workplace. Kate Eastman AM SC, Barrister, New Chambers (NSW) (CPD Guide: E, EW, PM, PS)
This session will examine:
- The nature of a positive obligation on an employer to prevent unlawful conduct.
- The existing laws and recent developments including the recommendation to introduce a positive obligation into the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) following the Respect@Work Report.
- What this means for employers from a practical perspective and what needs to change in practice and policies.
- How a positive duty works in practice.
- What employers need to do to comply with a positive duty.
- How will employees benefit from this positive duty.
12.30-1.00pm - Session 2 - Quickfire Current Case Law Roundup. Henry Pill, Associate, Hall Payne Lawyers (CPD Guide: SL)
This session will review the key case law decisions from 2022, with a particular focus the practical learnings for both employers and employees.
- The implications of the recent High Court decisions in Jamsek and Personnel Contracting;
- Recent cases that have applied these decisions; and
- Practical considerations.
1.40 - 3.10pm - Session 3 - Sexual Harassment Complaints: Best Practice Processes + Responses. Kristina Vermey, Principal, COHORTE (CPD Guide: EW, PM, PS)
This interactive session will examine contemporary approaches to facilitating and responding to sexual harassment complaints in workplace settings.
- Features of effective (and ineffective) complaints processes.
- Best practice responses.
- The importance of creating a 'speak up culture', as both a preventative and a responsive measure.
3.30 - 5.00pm - Session 4 - The Future of Work and Work Relationships in the Modern Gig Economy. Mark Rinaldi, Barrister, Tasmanian Bar Association (CPD Guide: PM, SL)
- Gig economy - employees, independent contractors or neither?
- The tests to determine work status and how to apply them.
- Latest cases, and where to from here.
- The gig economy is a unique modern form of work
- To date, workers have mostly been classed as independent contractors.
- TWU/Uber joint statement of principles and Federal Government proposals - a new future?
Closing Remarks followed by Networking Drinks + Canapes
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Collins Street, Hobart 7000
CPD Points: Any CPD points listed are provided as a guide and registrants should satisfy themselves about the nature and quantity of CPD points they can claim for the activity. Please refer to Practice Guideline no.4 HERE for details.
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