RECORDED WEBINAR: Personal Liability of HR Professionals – But I Just Did What I Was Told!

Monday 7th September 2015
Duration: approx. 2 hours
A person involved in a contravention under the Fair Work Act is potentially at risk of personal liability for that contravention. This could extend to HR professionals. What might mean “involved in a contravention” is broadly defined. Understanding what the law says and minimizing the risk of personal liability for the HR professional is the subject of this session:
  • The scope of the regulations covering HR liability - The operation of s550 FWA
  • The nature of accessorial liability
  • Minimum requirements of a HR manager
  • Operation of EEO/discrimination provisions
  • Avoiding EEO liability
  • Will the Nuremberg defence apply?
  • Case studies - Fair Work Ombudsman v Centennial Financial Services Pty Ltd & Ors [2011] FMCA 459
This webinar is suitable for HR professionals, in-house Counsel and lawyers practising in employment law – Australia wide.This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.
PRESENTED BY: Elizabeth Devine, Principal, Devine Law at Work, Sydney  
Elizabeth Devine is a Solicitor and Workplace Relations Consultant who is passionate about helping people improve their work and business life.
Elizabeth’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, both from Macquarie University.  She has been practising law for 24 years and has specialised in employment law and workplace relations for 19 years.
In 2002 Elizabeth founded Devine Law at Work, a law firm and consultancy which specialises in employment law and workplace relations.  In doing so she realised an ambition to provide services to clients in a multi-disciplinary and ‘wholistic’ framework; that is, with a focus on not only the full spectrum of laws which impact on employment but also on the essential role of skills and expertise in conflict resolution, communication, people management, negotiation and education.  As a consequence, the focus of Devine Law at Work is on the provision of advice and other services which are designed to prevent and resolve issues which arise in the workplace rather than on litigation.
Prior to founding Devine Law at Work, Elizabeth acquired extensive and diverse experience in a range of workplaces; including in private practice, a peak employer body, the public sector (Australian Government Solicitor) and in community legal centres.  Having gained this experience, her advice is informed by valuable insights into the particular needs and priorities of different workplaces as well as the traits many workplaces share.
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Product Code: WBISEP15
 Price:  $242.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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