Third Annual Melbourne Employment Law Conference
Thursday 15 and Friday 16 February 2018
InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto Hotel, Melbourne
-369 DAYS
.   .

The Australian workforce is constantly changing and the challenges facing HR professionals and employment lawyers continue to evolve. This year’s conference examines some of the major themes which have dominated the employment law landscape this year, including personal relationships in the workplace, accessorial liability for franchisors and HR managers, and triangular contracting.

Thursday 15 February 2018

Employee Rights and Protections

  • The Fairwork Commission’s Response to the Rise of the Rights-based Litigation – a Employee/Employer Centric Tribunal
  • Labour Hire - The Trials and Tribulations of Triangular Contracting
  • Managing Stress and Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Gen Y, Millennials and Workplace Flexibility – How Much Is Enough?

Terminating Employees

  • Performance Management in an Adverse Action Era
  • Thought Restraints of Trade Were Unenforceable? Think Again!
  • Unfair Dismissal – The Goal Posts Have Shifted

Friday 16 February 2018

Contemporary Challenges in the Workplace

  • Technological Advancements and the Modern Workplace: Understanding the Challenges for Employers
  • Personal Relationships in the Workplace: Whose Business Is It Anyway?
  • Critical Incidents and The Employer’s Response

Compliance and Enforcement

  • This Time It’s Personal: Accessorial Liability of Franchisors and HR Managers
  • FWO Compliance Audits: A Survival Guide

Brian Lacy, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Sarah McKinnon, Commissioner, Fair Work Commission, Melbourne

Stephen Woodbury, Partner, Ashurst, Sydney

Mark Howard, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Melbourne

Elizabeth Perry, Partner, EMA Legal, Adelaide

Ben Dudley, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw Australia, Sydney

Mark Branagan, Partner, Thomson Geer, Melbourne

Nick Ruskin, Partner, K&L Gates, Melbourne

Richard Dalton, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Martin Alden, Partner, Cornwall Stodart, Melbourne

David Woodman, Partner, Minter Ellison, Melbourne

Harold Downes, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Brisbane

Nicholas Ogilvie, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Melbourne

Alison Baker, Partner, Hall & Wilcox, Melbourne


I found the topics very relevant and very practical. They dealt with real issues which we face daily in the HR arena.

Good breadth of content matter.  Knowledgeable presenters.  Well paced.

An excellent agenda overall.

All the presenters were very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions which was great.

Quality of presenters was very high. Content was relevant and interesting.

Very well organised. The presenters were very engaging and included some relevant and interesting case studies. Question time was done in an encouraging manner.

The presenters were great - very knowledgeable and put things in plain English.

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: MELFEB18
 Price:   $2,035.00 (Inclusive of GST)
© 2019 Television Education Network Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. The program for this conference is copyright and may not be reproduced in any form without the prior written consent of the copyright owner.