Upcoming webinars

HR Daily webinars keep you updated on vital HR compliance topics, practical guidance, thought leadership and more.

You'll learn from experts and specialists without leaving your desk - watch our webinars live and participate in the Q&A via your PC, Mac, tablet or smart phone.

HR Daily Premium members receive complimentary passes to all online events, while casual registration is available for a limited number of webinars.

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Webcast: Managing remote and on-site misconduct

Webcast: Managing remote and on-site misconduct
Summary: In this HR Daily Premium webcast, a lawyer will clarify employers' obligations on managing misconduct that occurs both in the workplace and remotely, delving into online risks, appropriate disciplinary responses, and more.
When: Friday, 30 October, 2020
Location: Streaming on your desk computer, smart phone or tablet.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members (no casual passes available).

Managing misconduct is always difficult, but remote work and pandemic factors have heightened employers' challenges in this space.

This HR Daily Premium webcast will help clarify your obligations with an up-to-date review of misconduct case law. Herbert Smith Freehills senior associate Lucy Boyd will discuss:

  • On-site, online, social media and chat-based misconduct risks;
  • Appropriate disciplinary responses to misconduct;
  • Misconduct policy and process traps; and
  • Procedural fairness considerations during remote work.

About the presenter:

Lucy Boyd is a senior associate in Herbert Smith Freehills' employment, industrial relations and safety group, based in Melbourne. She has experience in a wide spectrum of employment matters, and has worked with clients from a range of industries including aviation, retail, mining, banking and finance, building and construction and vehicle manufacturing.

While working in the employment team of the London office of Herbert Smith Freehills, Lucy gained particular experience in employment litigation (with a focus on sexual harassment and discrimination claims), executive employment issues and multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Lucy is passionate about workplace reform and works closely with clients to get the best outcome.

Visit the Herbert Smith Freehills website.

Preventative approaches to workplace harassment

Preventative approaches to workplace harassment
Summary: With no signs that the #metoo movement is slowing down, high-profile sexual harassment cases continue to shine a spotlight on employers' inactions and failings in this area. Understand how to plug the gaps between legal obligations and best practices by attending this HR Daily Premium webinar.
When: Thursday, 05 November, 2020
Location: Your desk computer, smart phone or tablet. Click here to test your webinar connectivity in advance.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members (no casual passes available).

With no signs that the #metoo movement is slowing down, high-profile sexual harassment cases continue to shine a spotlight on employers' inactions and failings in this area.

Understand how to plug the gaps between legal obligations and best practices by attending this HR Daily Premium webinar, where Hall & Wilcox partner Fay Calderone will discuss:

  • Legislative and policy developments;
  • Building a workplace culture of prevention;
  • Responding to informal complaints and anecdotal reports;
  • Pros and cons of mandating bystander action; and
  • Accessorial liability and whistleblower considerations.

About the presenter:

Fay has extensive experience advising clients on legal issues affecting the workplace including advice to HR, C-Suite leaders and boards on compliance with workplace laws, change management, business protection strategies and underlying cultural issues manifesting in workplace complaints.

She is a recognised expert and go-to person on employment issues, regularly speaking at events on people and workplace issues. Fay has been highly commended as Woman Lawyer of the Year for the NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards; a finalist in the Australian Lawyers Weekly Awards; and is recognised in the labour and employment law category of Best Lawyers in Australia.

Fay has previously presented HR Daily webinars on minimising workplace psych risks, employment contracts, personal liability risks, and 'cultural misfit' terminations.

Visit the Hall & Wilcox website.

Best and emerging practices in employee wellbeing

Best and emerging practices in employee wellbeing
Summary: The pandemic has given wellbeing the attention it has long deserved, with more employers than ever now making it a top priority. But, which programs and initiatives make a difference? Where is investment best directed? What outcomes can you expect to achieve?
When: Thursday, 26 November, 2020
Location: Your desk computer, smart phone or tablet. Click here to test your webinar connectivity in advance.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members, $102 for casual attendees - limited passes available.

The pandemic has given wellbeing the attention it has long deserved, with more employers than ever now making it a top priority.

But, which programs and initiatives make a difference? Where is investment best directed? What outcomes can you expect to achieve?

Get the information you need to lead successful programs at this HR Daily webinar, which will discuss:

  • Taking an evidence-based approach to wellbeing investment;
  • How COVID has changed employers' wellbeing strategies;
  • Where employers are stepping up, and where they could do more; and
  • Case studies of successful wellness strategies.

Webcast: Casuals and contracting compliance review

Webcast: Casuals and contracting compliance review
Summary: Engaging casuals and contractors continues to be something of a legal minefield, with conflicting court rulings and regulatory changes compounding employers' confusion. This HR Daily Premium webcast will discuss recent developments in detail.
When: Friday, 27 November, 2020
Location: Streaming on your desk computer, smart phone or tablet.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members (no casual passes available).

Engaging casuals and contractors continues to be something of a legal minefield, with conflicting court rulings and regulatory changes compounding employers' confusion.

In this HR Daily Premium webcast, Kingston Reid partner Christa Lenard will discuss:

  • recent court and tribunal decisions including Workpac v Rossato, 'gig' workers and more;
  • legislative and other developments in casual and contracting compliance;
  • potential ramifications of misclassifying workers; and
  • proposals for regulatory reform arising from IR working groups.

About the presenter:

Christa is regarded as a dynamic, insightful and approachable lawyer who is focused on finding the very best solutions for her clients. Clients value Christa's pragmatism and commitment to really understanding them, their business' key stakeholders, and their strategic and operating environments.

Whether it be providing practical advice on day-to-day employment and discrimination matters, or formulating complex, high-stakes industrial strategy, Christa analyses clients' key business drivers when assessing legal risk, to deliver straightforward, pragmatic insights and advice.

Christa has a strong State and Federal Government practice, acting as a trusted advisor on many complex employment matters. Her 15+ years' experience working with clients across a broad range of industries, including maritime and ports, logistics, construction, aged care, theme parks and technology makes her a highly competent and sought-after advisor, litigator and workplace investigator.

Visit the Kingston Reid website.

Webcast: Unfair dismissal case law roundup

Webcast: Unfair dismissal case law roundup
Summary: Which of 2020's unfair dismissal cases will have lasting ramifications? Watch our roundup of the year's most important rulings to put your organisation on the right footing in 2021.
When: Monday, 14 December, 2020
Location: Streaming on your desk computer, smart phone or tablet.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members (no casual passes available).

Which of 2020's unfair dismissal cases will have lasting ramifications? Watch our roundup of the year's most important rulings to put your organisation on the right footing in 2021.

In this webcast, HWL Ebsworth partner Brad Swebeck and associate Lily Schafer-Gardiner will discuss:

  • An overview of the Fair Work Act's unfair dismissal provisions, processes and claim statistics;
  • FWC rulings involving termination for misconduct, poor performance, and more;
  • Practical steps to mitigate and prevent exposure to claims; and
  • Lessons and implications for the future.

About the presenters:

Brad Swebeck has nearly three decades' experience in employment law, HR consulting, industrial relations and workplace strategy, and is regarded by many HR practitioners as one of the leading legal professionals in the field.

Lily Schafer-Gardiner began her legal career with HWL Ebsworth in 2016 as a graduate-at-law, and has experience advising employers in conciliation and arbitration before commissions and local, district, supreme and federal courts. She also assists in workplace investigations and helps draft employment contracts and policies.

Visit the HWL Ebsworth website.

HR hot spots 2021

HR hot spots 2021
Summary: HR has never been so challenged, important and busy, with no signs of slowing down as we head into 2021. Will you be ready?
When: Thursday, 04 February, 2021
Location: Your desk computer, smart phone or tablet. Click here to test your webinar connectivity in advance.
Registration: Free for HR Daily Premium members, $102 for casual attendees - limited passes available.

HR has never been so challenged, important and busy, with no signs of slowing down as we head into 2021. Will you be ready?

Arm yourself with critical knowledge and practical strategies to navigate the evolving employment landscape by attending this HR Daily webinar.

Gadens partner Brett Feltham will brief you on crucial developments and emerging issues, such as:

  • What more needs to be done in light of the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • JobKeeper 2.0, JobMaker and right-sizing the workforce for the year ahead;
  • Flexibility and remote working;
  • Employee wellbeing and mental health issues; and
  • Legislative proposals arising from working group IR roundtables.

About the presenter:

Brett Feltham is a Law Society of New South Wales accredited specialist with more than 20 years' experience in employment, workplace relations, discrimination and workplace health and safety issues.

He regularly advises clients on complex and strategic employment matters, including C-suite level terminations. He also has particular expertise in relation to cross-border employment arrangements, and all aspects of executive remuneration and employee equity and cash incentive arrangements.

Brett has delivered previous webinars for HR Daily on topics including psychological injury risks, employee share schemes, adverse action claims, redundancies and redeployment, and the HR 'hot spots' of 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Visit the Gadens website.