Australia: Invitation: Hall & Wilcox Employment law briefing
Last Updated: 24 January 2012

What's hot in 2012?

The Hall & Wilcox Employment team invite you to its employment law briefing where the team will provide you with an update of some of the issues and changes in legislation that you need to be aware of in 2012.

The briefing will cover the following feature topics:

  • OHS harmonisation, including:
    • the current status of the national OHS harmonisation scheme, including which jurisdictions have committed to the scheme;
    • the main changes to OHS law and impact of these on organisations; and
    • key tips for organisations to ensure compliance.
  • In light of current economic uncertainty, tips and traps for implementing redundancies in 2012, including:
    • employer options for responding to business downturn, including redundancy and alternatives to redundancy;
    • legal risks associated with implementing redundancies, including ensuring the redundancy is 'genuine'; and
    • tips for managing the risks associated with implementing dismissals by reason of redundancy.

The team will also give a snapshot of what is happening in relation to review of the Fair Work Act. The review, announced on 20 December 2011, will culminate in a report about the operation of the Fair Work legislation due to the Minister on 31 May 2012. Our snapshot will include:

  • the objectives and scope of the review;
  • how the review will be conducted; and
  • some of the outcomes that we anticipate.

The discussion will be facilitated by Mark Dunphy and presented by senior associates Jessica Fletcher and Jessica Pratt.

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