Aventedge: HR Law Masterclass 2018

Australia’s leading biannual employment law event series featuring case example presentations and panel discussions that have recently shaped the HR industry.

Date:   Monday, 17 September 2018
Time:  9am to 5pm
Venue: TBA

Up to 12 legal experts at each location covering the most significant HR, IR & ER issues. The pace of change in employment / HR law and employee relations is ramping up – including new approaches to workplace wellbeing, performance management, terminations, and workplace investigations.

Other issues are increasing in prominence and complexity to manage, including bullying and harassment, sexual harassment, and other forms of inappropriate workplace conduct.

Adopting and integrating strong policies and practices around health and wellbeing – both physical and psychological – is also becoming an increasingly important mandate for employers to ensure a healthy, engaged and productive workforce.

Additionally, employers and HR professionals are dealing with new accessorial liabilities, the advent of adverse actions, and ensuring a more systematic approach to compliance across related entities, and the procurement chain.


Heads of HR, Heads of people & culture, Inhouse Counsel, HR Advisors,
HR Business Partners, Employee Relations managers, Risk managers,
Company directors and senior management

  • Workplace mental health & wellbeing
  • Workplace injury management & RTW
  • Performance management
  • Risks associated with terminations
  • Adverse actions – triggers & penalties
  • Defending adverse actions
  • Workplace investigations
  • Enterprise bargaining agreements (refer below)
  • Bullying & harassment
  • Sexual harassment
  • Future outlooks for HR law risks
  • Case law insight
1.50 Enterprise Bargaining Agreements: Tips, Traps And Trends
  • Evaluating the pros and cons – suitability of EBAs for your organisation
  • Getting the process right, and being prepared for the increased scrutiny and complexities
  • Applying the Better Off Overall Test (BOOT)
  • Understanding common errors relating to Notices of Employee Representational Rights
  • Evaluating and stress testing agreements: for fairness, undertakings, queries, and potential provisions
  • Looking at how recent agreements have impacted wages, and applying loaded rates
  • Managing complexities of multiple awards in an EBA
  • Meeting your Good faith bargaining obligations
  • The politics of expiration and terminations of agreements. Looking at the current Coalition stance on expiring agreements, and the likely changes if Labor get in to power. Conditions regarding termination of agreements
  • Recent decisions review – lessons learned for smoother agreement making

Presented by Mike Baldwin, Special Counsel, Employment Law And Workplace Safety, Kott Gunning Lawyers

For more information and to register – please go to the Aventedge event webpage