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 16th Annual Employment Law Conference

Conference,Employment Law,16th Annual Employment Law Conference
Thursday 27 & Friday 28 July 2023

Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast

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Employers face a multitude of legal challenges that impact their daily operations, decision-making and risk management. As employment laws and regulations rapidly evolve, it is essential for HR professionals to stay abreast of the latest legal developments and navigate these challenges proactively. This year’s employment law conference explores the current legal challenges facing workplaces today and provide insights into how employers can best manage these challenges effectively. Sessions covered include the right to flexible work, conducting effective employee investigations, as well as a deep dive into the new industrial relations reforms. It also examines employee right to privacy, as well as managing the risk of accessorial liability.

Day 1 - Thursday 27 July 2023

Employee Rights and Behaviour

  • Has Flexible Work become a Non-Negotiable Right?
  • Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Do Employees have a Right to Privacy?
  • The Tipping Threshold: When do Additional Work Hours become Unreasonable?
  • Guilty until Proven Innocent? Avoiding the Knee Jerk Reaction in Employment Investigations

The New Industrial Landscape

  • No Bargains for Employers in the New Industrial Relations Reforms
  • Respect@Work: What Does it Mean in Practice?
  • It’s the Little Things That Matter: Employment Law Round-Up from the last 12 Months

Day 2 - Friday 28 July 2023

Managing Workplace Risks

  • Taking a Risk Management Approach to Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Compliance begins with a “See”: Modern Awards in the Spotlight
  • In the Firing Line: The Risk of Accessorial Liability

All Good Things Must Come to an End

  • Restructuring and Redundancies: Difficult Decisions Ahead
  • Making Executive Decisions: Enquiring, Hiring and Firing

Elizabeth Devine, Principal, Devine Law at Work, Sydney

Leah Mooney, Director, KPMG, Brisbane

Stephen Woodbury, Partner, Ashurst, Sydney

Mark Howard, Partner, HWL Ebsworth, Melbourne

Nick Ruskin, Partner, K&L Gates, Melbourne

Mark Branagan, Partner, Thomson Geer, Melbourne

Wendy Fauvel, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Brisbane

Belinda Winter, Partner, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, Brisbane

Jennifer Wyborn, Partner, Clayton Utz, Canberra

Victoria Hepburn, Managing Partner, MinterEllison, Brisbane

Ashlee Wheeldon, Senior Associate, Franklin Athanasellis Cullen, Brisbane

Adrian Barwick, Director, Williamson Barwick, Sydney

  • Terrific insight into current and emerging employment law issues.
  • The themes and presentations selected were very topical and the presenters were outstanding.
  • This was the first time I have attended your conference and will be asking to attend again for future years. All presenters provided information that was of extremely high standard yet easy to follow. Thank you!
  • Fascinating and well presented content. Great speakers - I learnt a lot.

Lawyers (except WA):  11 CPD units (substantive law).

WA Lawyers:  6 CPD points (substantive law).  WA practitioners can claim 6 CPD points for attending the conference (being the maximum allowable by the LPBWA per event).

All delegates attending the conference will receive a CPD Certificate confirming attendance.


If you register and pay by 16 June 2023 you will pay only $1903 – a saving of $275 off the full price conference registration fee of $2178.

Multiple registration discount?

If you would like to send 3 or more people from your company to this conference the following discounts apply:

  • 3 registrations – 5% discount off each registration
  • 4 registrations – 10% discount off each registration
  • 5 or more registrations – 15% discount off each registration

To access this discount simply use the multiple registration option on our website or contact Jenna (details below) to organise the registrations for you.

One-day only? We do accept bookings for attending one day only (either day 1 or day 2).  To organise a one-day booking, please contact Jenna.


If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Event Manager, Jenna Pickrell, on (03) 8601 7729 or email: jenna@tved.net.au

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