11th Annual Employment Law Conference
Thursday 9 and Friday 10 August 2018

Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast
-194 DAYS
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Employment law remains one of the most challenging areas of law. This year’s employment law conference explores some of the major issues troubling employers and their advisors, from choosing the right engagement type when hiring employees, to managing change and redundancy in the workplace. We also examine the effect of the #metoo movement, the rising gig economy, as well as how to manage a flexible workplace with inflexible staff.

Thursday 9 August 2018

The Lifecycle of the Employment Relationship

  • Horses for Courses: Choosing the Right Engagement Type When Hiring Employees
  • Managing the Risks of Misrepresentations in the Recruitment Process
  • Documentation Essentials for Employers: Dodging the Traps in Employment Contracts
  • The Challenges of Change Management

Flexibility, Adjustments and the Changing Workforce

  • Managing a Flexible Workplace with Inflexible Staff
  • The Future of Work in Australia in a Gig Economy
  • Mental Health and Managing Employee Performance

Friday 10 August 2018

Contemporary Challenges in the Modern Workforce

  • #metoo, the Harvey Weinstein Effect and Managing the Legal Fallout
  • Social Media, Keyboard Warriors and Employer’s Obligations in a Digital World
  • Fit for Work and Employers’ Obligations

Industrial Relations Issues Facing Employers

  • The Future of the BOOT and Loaded Rates in Enterprise Agreements
  • Rights and Strategies when Dealing with Unions: Recent Reforms Under the Spotlight

Moira Rayner, Principal, Moira Rayner & Associates, Melbourne

Nick Ruskin, Partner, K&L Gates, Melbourne

Stephen Woodbury, Partner, Ashurst, Sydney

Ben Dudley, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw Australia, Sydney

Kristin Gamble, Head of Legal, Employee Relations, BHP, Brisbane

Jamie Wells, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Brisbane

Danny King, Principal, Danny King Legal, Sydney

Belinda Winter, Partner, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, Brisbane

Jamie Robinson, Consultant, Broadley Rees Hogan Lawyers, Brisbane

Kirsty Faichen, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Brisbane

Mark Howard, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Melbourne

Murray Procter, Partner, ClarkeKann Lawyers, Brisbane

Adrian Barwick, Special Counsel, Williamson Barwick, Sydney

Ross Jackson, Partner, Maddocks, Melbourne


Last year’s conference yielded many positive comments with an exceptional score of 4.7 out of 5 for overall satisfaction with the conference.  Even more impressive was the average presentation score for the speakers of 4.6 out of 5, one of the highest ever for a conference of this size.

Comments from some of the delegates at last year’s conference:

  • One of the best conferences I have attended - up to TEN’s high standards!
  • Very knowledgeable speakers who refreshingly did not limit their discussion to the legal principles, but offered their insights.
  • Quality is exceptional - best conference for learning.
  • The standard of presenters excellent and information up to date. Conduct of conference efficient and organised. Good Venue. Availability of WIFI so I could keep in touch with office was very good.
If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Coordinator, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 96702055 or email: jenna@tved.net.au
Product Code: GELAUG18
 Price:   $2,035.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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