Season 1: The changing landscape of employment law

Hosted by Partner Mark Dunphy, this season focuses on four major issues confronting employers: workplace vaccinations, flexible work and returning to the office in the 'new normal', the impact of closed borders on migration and employment, and the issue of underpayments.

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In this episode, listeners will hear from Mark Dunphy and Melinda Bell from our Employment & Workplace Relations team. Mark and Mel discuss steps businesses can take to avoid underpayments occurring and what to do if an issue is discovered.


In this episode, listeners will hear from Mark Dunphy and Kristopher Kunasingam from our Employment & Workplace Relations team. Mark and Kris discuss migration issues, including the impact since COVID-19 closed Australia’s borders, how restrictions are affecting employers and the economy, and what might lie ahead once restrictions are lifted.

Flexible working

In this episode, listeners will hear from Mark Dunphy and Fay Calderone from our Employment & Workplace Relations team. Mark and Fay discuss why flexible work is so important in the ‘new normal’ brought about by COVID-19, why working from home is no longer seen as a ‘privilege’ and how to avoid the risk of proximity bias.

Mandatory vaccinations

In this episode, listeners will hear from Mark Dunphy and Clare Kerley from the Employment and Workplace Relations Team. Mark and Clare discuss mandatory vaccinations in the workplace, including whether employers can mandate vaccinations, what proof is required and what to do if employees refuse to be vaccinated.

Key contacts

Mark is an employment lawyer experienced in litigious and non-litigious applications of employment and industrial relations law.

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Clare is an employment lawyer acting for a broad range clients, with expertise in workplace and industrial relations.

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A highly regarded employment lawyer, Fay advises on proactive compliance, discrimination and performance management.

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Kristopher leads the firm's migration practice. He specialises in employment-related migration to Australia.

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What employers need to know about mandatory vaccinations

Across all industries and sectors, organisations are constantly adapting to ever-changing restrictions and health orders, including COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. But can employers require their employees be vaccinated beyond what the government mandates? The answer is, it depends. Join us for a webinar on what employers need to know.

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