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 Eighth Annual Melbourne Employment Law Conference

Conference,Employment Law,Eighth Annual Melbourne Employment Law Conference
Thursday 16 & Friday 17 March 2023

Crown, Melbourne

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Managing employees has never been more difficult: the boundaries between work and private life are increasingly blurred, flexible working relationships are becoming the norm but come with a raft of problems, and general protection claims continue to be the weapon of choice by disgruntled former employees. On top of that, the new Federal Government has workplace reforms squarely in its sights, and the changes are already coming. This year’s conference explores these key challenges, along with dedicated sessions examining the new workplace relations landscape, the High Court’s final word on independent contractors, as well as managing long term injured workers.

Day 1 - Thursday 16 March 2023

Structuring and Managing the Employment Relationship

  • Secure Jobs, Better Pay? The Seismic Shift in Australia’s New Workplace Relations Landscape
  • The Final Word on Independent Contractors? The High Court Decisions and the Road Ahead
  • The Precarious Boundary between Work and Play
  • Bending Over Backwards: Flexible Working Arrangements and the Employment Relationship

Performance, Behaviour and Management

  • Shoot First Talk Later? Rethinking Workplace Dispute Management
  • Too Hot to Handle? Long Term Injured Workers and Return to Work
  • Effective Management of Underperforming Staff

Day 2 - Friday 17 March 2023

Regulation and Compliance

  • Getting on the Front Foot with General Protection Claims
  • Reducing the Risks in Redundancy and Restructuring
  • Fair Work Ombudsman: What to do When the Regulator Comes Knocking

Contemporary Challenges

  • From Reactive to Proactive in Sexual Harassment Claims: The New Positive Duty on Employers
  • Managing the Me(ntal Health) You Can’t See

Rohan Doyle, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Melbourne

Stephen Woodbury, Partner, Ashurst, Sydney

Samantha Betzien, Partner, Allens, Brisbane

Lucy Adams, Senior Associate, Seyfarth Shaw Australia, Sydney

Lindy Richardson, Partner, Maddocks, Melbourne

Nick Ruskin, Partner, K&L Gates, Melbourne

Mark Howard. Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Melbourne

Martin Alden, Partner, Cornwalls, Melbourne

Magda Marciniak, Partner, Justitia, Melbourne

Jamie Robinson, Special Counsel, K&L Gates, Brisbane

Wendy Fauvel, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Brisbane

Skye Rose, Practice Leader, Moores, Melbourne

Mark Branagan, Partner, Thomson Geer Lawyers, Melbourne

Elizabeth Aitken, Partner, SLF Lawyers, Melbourne

  • Overall, it was a great conference and I was able to learn a lot and it will better assist me in my job.
  • Excellent content that was applicable to my everyday work. Generally, speakers were of an extremely high standard. Loved the opportunity to ask questions (especially given the small group size). Venue, catering, facilities and staff were all excellent.
  • Papers were detailed, comprehensive and relevant. Speakers knew their subject matter

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 points per event allowed by the LPBWA).

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


If you register and pay by 31 January 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 please contact our Conference Manager, Jenna Pickrell - details below.

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 Conference Manager, Jenna Pickrell, on (03) 8601 7729 or email: jenna@tved.net.au

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 Price:   $1,903.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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