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JOIN US FOR THE AUGUST 2021 HR BREAKFAST CLUB

What’s the Cost?: Civil Penalties for Fair Work Breaches & Whistleblowing

Date | 8:00am Friday 20 August 2021

Presenter | Ian Metz, Barrister

Most of us in HR understand that employers who breach the Fair Work Act 2009 or the whistleblowing provisions in the Corporations Act 2001 have to compensate wronged employees for these breaches.

But what about the civil penalties that might also apply?

Drawing from case work experiences, Canberran employment law barrister Ian Metz will talk attendees through these penalty regimes.

In an informal session, he will explore questions such as:

  • What breaches attract civil penalties?
  • When are penalties likely to be imposed?
  • How much are the penalties anyway?

Do come join us to meet up with your peers, and pick up a legal tip or two.

Who has to pay: could it even be you?

PAST FORUM SUMMARIES

July 2021: What workers want, with Lisa Keeling. The summary is here.

June 2021:  Tame the Beast:  Getting the Upper Hand in General Protections Claims.  The summary is here.

May 2021:  Trouble in Paradise? Handling Misconduct.  The summary is here.

April 2021: Redundancies – All HR Managers need to know (and are too afraid to ask!).  The summary is here.

March 2021: Victim Blaming, Fear and Shades of Grey: Sexual Harassment Complaints Handling in the #MeTooEra.  The summary is here.

February 2021:  Mandatory Vaccinations and the Future of working from home.  The summary is here.

December 2020:  BAL Christmas Special: The best of the worst employee social media posts.  The summary is here.

November 2020: How casual can we be? A roundup of the law regarding casuals as at the end of 2020.  The summary is here.

October 2020:  Cyber Security and Privacy.  The summary is here.

September 2020: Workplace Sexual Harassment – Recent Developments.  The summary is here.

August 2020:  Domestic Violence and Working from Home.  The summary is here.

July 2020:  Workplace Flexibility.  The summary is here.

June 2020: Mental Health Policies in practice.  The summary is here.

PAST WEBINARS

December 2020:  BAL Christmas Special: The best of the worst employee social media posts.  Watch here.

October 2020:  Cyber Security and Privacy in the Workplace – with Anna Phillips and Riley Berry.  Watch here.

September 2020: Workplace Sexual Harassment – with Kieran Pender.  Watch here.

August 2020: Domestic Violence & Working from Home – with John Wilson.  Watch here.

July 2020:  Workplace Flexibility – with Helen Parrett & Rebecca Richardson.  Watch here.

June 2020:  Mental Health policies in practice – with Aaron Williams & Gabrielle Sullivan.  Watch here.

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