Current issues in Employment Law

Thursday 15th February, 2018 9:00 am – Thursday 15th February, 2018 12:15 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

The world of work is forever changing and the new (or not so new) ‘gig economy’ has blurred and challenged the boundaries of our labour laws. Who are gig workers and where do they fit in Australia’s labour law system? How are gig workers regulated in the UK, USA and Europe? What does the future hold? These are some of the questions addressed in this seminar. Specifically hear about developments in key areas of restraints of trade, confidentiality and intellectual property as they relate to employees and the inducement of breach of contract by new employers.

In addition, a reminder about sham contracting (what is an independent contractor), restraints, accessorial liability, extension of time, legal representation in the Fair Work Commission, and a look at how the National Employment Standards interact with Awards, industrial agreements and contracts of employment, unfair dismissal and general protections.                                          Thought leaders in employment and safety law will summarise recent cases, and share their insights into emerging trends.

Morning tea will be provided.

Level: Intermediate

  • 3 points Competency 4 Substantive Law



Daniel White (Chair)
Special Counsel
Mills Oakley

Dominique Hartfield
Of Counsel
Squire Patton Boggs (AU)

Stephen Kemp
Employ Law

Cory Fogliani
Fogliani Lawyer

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