Monthly Forum

Join us for our first HR Breakfast Club of 2024

Unlocking Tomorrow’s Workplace: Navigating the Latest Legal Changes with John Wilson

Date | 8:00am Friday 16 February 2023

Venue | In person – BAL Lawyers, Canberra House, Level 9/40 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra 

Presenter | John Wilson

Cost | Complimentary

Are you an employer or HR Manager trying to navigate the myriad employment law changes that have been enacted over the last two years? Well, like a gift that keeps on giving, there are more changes in the pipeline for this year.

Join John Wilson, BAL Legal Director, to discuss what these changes mean for your business and how you can prepare for the future.

 John will discuss, amongst other things:

  • The impending criminalisation of wage theft
  • The proposed changes to the meaning of ‘casual’ employees
  • The new provisions relating to flexible working arrangements
  • The new limitations on fixed term contracts
  • The new rules around labour-hire arrangements
  • The changes to unpaid parental leave
  • The new employee protections against discrimination

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August 2023: Flexible work arrangements: the dangers of refusing a reasonable request

July 2023: How to Recover Employee Debts – Can it be done?

June 2023: Artificial Intelligence, Scans, Spams and More: Why Good Workplace IT Policies Are Important

May 2023: Working Hours Update: What additional hours are considered ‘reasonable’ and ‘safe’?

April 2023: Key insights into employment law and the HR landscape of the past year

March 2023: Respect at Work Reforms: What does it mean for your organisation?

February 2023: Enterprise Agreements and bargaining for them – what is changing?

November: Industrial Relations Wrap Up 2022

October: Termination and ACT Workers Compensation: Your questions answered

September 2022: Underpayment and Wage Compliance – Getting it right

August: Back to Basics: Recruitment and References

July 2022: Back to Basics: Redundancy

May 2022: April 2022: Employees, Casuals, Labour Hire and Independent Contractors

April 2022: Back to Basics: Managing Staff Conflict

March 2022: Back to Basics: Employees and Probation

February 2022: Back to Basics: Sexual Harassment

November 2021: Vaccinations and what’s hot in Employment Law right now: Session Two

October 2021: Vaccinations and what’s hot in Employment Law right now.

July 2021: What workers want, with Lisa Keeling.

June 2021:  Tame the Beast:  Getting the Upper Hand in General Protections Claims. 

May 2021:  Trouble in Paradise? Handling Misconduct. 

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

March 2021: Victim Blaming, Fear and Shades of Grey: Sexual Harassment

February 2021:  Mandatory Vaccinations and the Future of working from home.  

December 2020:  The best of the worst employee social media posts 

November 2020: How casual can we be?

October 2020:  Cyber Security and Privacy. 

September 2020: Workplace Sexual Harassment – Recent Developments.  

August 2020:  Domestic Violence and Working from Home. 

July 2020:  Workplace Flexibility. 

June 2020: Mental Health Policies in practice.  


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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