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.