Employment and Privacy Law update

Employment and industrial relations landscape

With the current hot topics of casual employees, labour-hire workers and employee wages and rights, we will discuss the likely post-election impact on the employment and industrial relations landscape.

New whistleblower legislation

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017 (whistleblower legislation) will apply from 1 July 2019.

The aim of the whistleblower legislation is to create a single, strengthened whistleblower protection regime covering the corporate, financial and tax sectors. It also aims to encourage ethical whistleblowing and discourage white collar crime.

The new changes are intended to increase protections for the people who make disclosures and expand the subject of disclosures.

Public companies and large proprietary companies will need to have a whistleblower policy in place within six months of the commencement of the regime. Employers should begin to formulate whistleblower policies and processes now to ensure that they are in compliance with the new laws.

Please join members of the Hall & Wilcox Employment team to learn more about the new legislation, how it will impact on your organisation, and importantly how to ensure your business is compliant with these new laws.

Privacy law update

In the context of cybersecurity risks being one of the biggest threats facing business today, we will also provide an update on privacy laws, including the notifiable data breach regime. We will discuss steps you can take to protect your business against the serious financial, legal and reputational risks arising from a privacy breach.

A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

 

Event details

Melbourne
Date Thursday 6 June 2019
Time     7:30am – 9:00am
Venue Hall & Wilcox
Level 11
Rialto South Tower
525 Collins Street
Melbourne
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Brisbane
Date Thursday 13 June 2019
Time 7:30am – 9:00am
Venue Hall & Wilcox
Level 18
240 Queen Street
Briabane
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Perth
Date Thursday 27 June 2019
Time     7:30am – 9:00am
Venue Hall & Wilcox
Ground floor
108 St Georges Terrace
Perth
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Newcastle
Date Wednesday 3 July 2019
Time 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue Hall & Wilcox
Level 4
400 Hunter Street
Newcastle
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Sydney
Date Thursday 4 July 2019
Time     7:30am – 9:00am
Venue Hall & Wilcox
Level 9
60 Castlereagh Street
Sydney
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Parramatta
Date Thursday 4 July 2019
Time 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Venue Parkroyal
Rose Room
30 Phillip Street
Parramatta
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