Second Annual Industrial Relations Conference
Thursday 26 and Friday 27 October 2017
The Langham Hotel, Melbourne
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The industrial relations challenges facing Australian businesses continue to grow. It is vital that HR managers and legal advisers are across the multitude of developments in the IR space and how to meet these challenges head-on. This year’s conference provides an up-to-the-minute review of the key industrial relations issues facing organisations, including enterprise bargaining agreements, right of entry, and accessorial liability.

Thursday 26 October 2017

Enterprise Agreements and Industrial Action

  • Enterprise Agreements and Negotiating Employer Gains
  • Better Off Overall Test - Not Yet Given the Boot
  • Termination of Enterprise Agreements - Strategy, Tactics and the New Bargaining Dynamic
  • Terminating Protected Industrial Action - The Legal Practicalities

Industrial Relations and Employee Dynamics

  • Consultation - When Talking for Mutual Benefit is a Good Idea
  • Adverse Action and Industrial Relations - A Union Weapon Against Employers?
  • The Changing Workforce - New Age Industrial Relations

Friday 27 October 2017

Disputes and Liabilities

  • Vulnerable Workers and Predatory Bosses - How Has the Law Responded?
  • Accessorial Liability and You - Just Who’s in the Gun?
  • When the Fair Work Ombudsman Comes Knocking - a Q&A Session with the Regulator

Safety, Unions and Rights of Entry

  • Safety on the Worksite - Negotiating the Non-Negotiable
  • Rights of Entry - The Limits of the Law

The Honourable Geoffrey Giudice AO, Consultant, Ashurst, Melbourne

Ben Dudley, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw Australia, Sydney

Vince Rogers, Partner, Ashurst, Brisbane

Dr Graham Smith, Partner, Clayton Utz, Melbourne

Adrian Barwick, Special Counsel, Williamson Barwick, Sydney

Jamie Robinson, Consultant, Broadley Rees Hogan Lawyers, Brisbane

Greg Robertson, Director General Protections & Misclassification, Fair Work Commission, Melbourne

Martin Alden, Partner, Cornwall Stodart, Melbourne

Tim McDonald, Partner, Moray & Agnew, Sydney

Chris Molnar, Partner, TressCox Lawyers, Melbourne

Nicholas Ogilvie, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Melbourne

Charles Power, Partner, Holding Redlich, Melbourne

Samantha Betzien, Partner, Minter Ellison, Brisbane

Jamie Wells, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Brisbane

  • Excellent and relevant content. Exceptional venue/facilities
  • All very relevant / good breadth / quality speakers / good time management. Very well run and managed conference.
  • Great selection of speakers! Very useful topics.
  • Good scope of matters. Useful summaries of law and remedies.
  • I learned a great deal of information that I can take back to the workplace.
  • Very practical knowledge sharing – I especially enjoyed the case study discussions.
If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Coordinator, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 96702055 or email:
Product Code: MIROCT17
 Price:   $2,035.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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