New Zealand’s original & leading biannual employment law event series. Featuring case reviews and legal insight on issues shaping HR

Wellington | Tuesday 5th March 2019 
Auckland | Thursday 7th March 2019 
 
The pace of change in employment relations and HR law is ramping up, with several changes set to take effect. Amendments to the Employment Relations Act are underway, including: benefits and conditions for employees and contractors; limits to the 90 Day Trials; Changes to the Holidays Act; Remedies for unfair or unjustified dismissals; Protections for more vulnerable workers; and the strengthening collective bargaining and union rights in the workplace.
 
Other issues are increasing in prominence and complexity to manage, including bullying and sexual harassment. Adopting and integrating strong policies and practices around health and wellbeing - both physical and psychological – is also becoming an increasingly important mandate for employers to ensure a healthy, and engaged workforce.  
 
Organisations are evaluating practices for managing employee performance, and new risks are arising which are associated with terminations, and investigations are always complex to navigate.  
 
The HR Law Masterclass conference is New Zealand’s leading bi-annual employment law event series featuring case law reviews and legal insight on issues shaping HR and employment law.
 
KEY THEMES AND TOPICS: 
  • Workplace mental health and wellbeing  
  • Injury management, psychological injury claims, medical evidence and return to work (RTW) 
  • Holidays Act compliance, parental leave and domestic violence leave 
  • Collective bargaining, union rights and union relations 
  • Pay equity developments, and assessing your liabilities 
  • Bullying, harassment and sexual harassment 
  • Workplace investigations: terms of reference, fairness, confidentiality, procedures & defensible outcomes 
  • Terminations and preventing unjustified dismissal claims – avoiding common pitfalls  
 

Featured Speakers

Fiona McMillan

Partner

Lane Neave

James Warren

Special Counsel

Kensington Swan

Jim Roberts

Partner

Hesketh Henry

Kylie Dunn

Partner

Russell McVeagh

Liz Coats

Senior Associate

Bell Gully

Matt Harrop

Senior Solicitor

Simpson Grierson

Nicola Ridder

Senior Associate

Buddle Findlay

Simon Lapthorne

Partner Kiely

Thompson Caisley

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WHY ATTEND

  • Learn from recent case law and regulatory insight 
  • Know your duty of care, legal obligations and risks related to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace 
  • Workplace injury management, medical evidence and Return To Work  
  • Minimise risks associated with terminations, and preventing unjustified dismissal claims 
  • Manage the complexities of psychological injury claims 
  • Reduce the risks and impacts of performance management and performance improvement  
  • Misconduct-based investigations – Ensure procedural fairness and duty of care during misconduct-based investigations 
  • Clarify uncertainties regarding the Holidays Act, family benefits and leave entitlements 
  • Fully understand employee, employer and union rights for collective bargaining agreements  
  • Pay Equity – the issues, developments, and future liabilities 
  • Identify, prevent and manage legal risks associated with bullying and harassment 
  • Know your employer responsibilities and duty of care for sexual harassment and inappropriate workplace conduct 
  • Receive an HR Law Masterclass reference workbook to take back to the office
 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Heads of HR  
  • Heads of People & Culture  
  • Inhouse Counsel  
  • HR Advisors 
  • HR Business Partners  
  • Employee Relations managers  
  • People & Performance managers 
  • Senior operational management 
 

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