Live Webinar: Unfair Dismissal – The Goal Posts Have Shifted

 

Date:  Wednesday 14th March 2018 – Online:
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas: 11am to 12:30pm 
SA:  10:30am to 12pm  WA: 8am to 9:30am 
NT: 9:30am to 11am  Qld: 10am to 11:30am

 ABOUT THE WEBINAR
You have good evidence of employee misconduct, such as theft, and you’ve given the employee a chance to explain. Sounds like you’re on safe grounds to defend against unfair dismissal, right? Not necessarily. This session gives an update on unfair dismissal cases, with particular emphasis on recent areas where employers have come unstuck, such as failure to adopt a genuine process of investigation, or where the ‘punishment’ of dismissal is found to be unduly harsh. It covers:

  • What is a valid reason for dismissal in 2017, particularly in area of policy breaches?
  • Tools to mitigate risk of unfair dismissal claims 
  • Harsh, unjust and unreasonable? Understanding its scope
  • Defending an unfair dismissal hearing – tips and traps for the first timer
  • Recent unfair dismissal cases
 PRESENTER
Our presenter

Nick Ruskin, Partner, K&L Gates, Melbourne   

Mr Ruskin practises in labour relations and employment law. He represents corporations in a number of industries including energy, retail, services and healthcare, and public sector clients in the health, higher education, government and community sectors. He has extensive experience in labour disputes, employment claims, anti-discrimination issues, legislative compliance, advocacy before tribunals and providing forthright, practical advice to clients.

He has been engaged from time to time as an external consultant to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, New York and Bangkok & has addressed an ILO forum at the United Nations on Australian labour standards.

He is active in human resources circles through his role as convenor of the employee relations committee of the Australian Human Resources Institute (Victoria) and is a regular speaker and commentator at professional conferences on labour relations law.

He is a member of the Legal Profession Reference Group, an advisory body to the President of the Fair Work Commission, Justice IJK Ross. Mr Ruskin is ranked as one of Australia's leading labour and employment lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, Best Lawyers, PLC Which Lawyer? and the Guide to the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers.

 WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This webinar is suitable for HR professionals and lawyers practising in employment law. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

 CPD CERTIFICATE

Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Lawyers can claim up to 1.5 CPD [CLE] units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1.5 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion, and the minimum length of the webinar is 1 hour.

 ENQUIRIES/ASSISTANCE
If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: lisa@tved.net.au

Attending a TEN webinar couldn’t be easier. Basically it’s just like attending a seminar except that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your office or home. You just need to be available at the appointed date and time with your computer and internet connection.

Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.
At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: RBGMAR18
 Price:   $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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