Join the ACA in conversation with Tom Earls from Fair Work Lawyers and Merilyn Speiser from Catalina Consultants, as they present current Industrial Relations and Human Resources trends in practice. Originally recorded 4 May 2022.
Our expert presenters will share their knowledge and insights into the legal and HR contexts of managing staff and practices in 2022. As COVID restrictions and close contact rules are removed, there are ongoing challenges as practices need to fulfil their employer obligations in providing a safe workplace. Our speakers will address these challenges and provide an update on staff in isolation; carer’s leave and leave accrual; the ongoing demand for flexible working under the hybrid model; and developing your practice’s guidelines for how this will work for you. Hear the latest in litigation and general advice to help manage this risk and learn how recent years have impacted HR strategy, including communication, skill development, wellbeing programs and culture, office design and the effects of the competition for talent.
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Tom Earls founded Fair Work Lawyers in 2014. He has been involved in IR and legal service for 20 years, representing employees and employers, individually and collectively, in a variety of jurisdictions. Prior to commencing Fair Work Lawyers, Tom was the Legal and Workplace Services Manager for the Master Builders Association of South Australia from 2006–2014. During this time he was involved extensively in managing industrial relations issues in an often intense industrial environment. This included involvement in cutting edge cases and on all recent landmark construction projects in Adelaide.
In the workplace relations field, Tom has been intimately involved in the preparation and negotiation of hundreds of enterprise agreements, union and non-union, and represented employers in scores of matters before the Fair Work Commission and other Courts and tribunals – covering a range of matters from safety prosecutions to workers compensation disputes to discrimination to common law damages claims to Full Bench and Full Court appeals. Tom has previously been appointed to the Industrial Relations Advisory Committee, the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Advisory Committee and is a member of the Industrial Court of South Australia’s Review Panel.
Merilyn Speiser is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Catalina Consultants, and has more than 20 years’ experience in the development of business strategies, leadership development, people and performance management and succession planning. In addition to running her business, Merilyn also develops and delivers leadership programs both in Australia and internationally, and she is a sought- after presenter, writer, mentor and coach.
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