AUSTRALIA’S ORIGINAL & LEADING BIANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW CONFERENCE

New Zealand's Original & Leading Biannual Employment Law Conference

 
To help you keep track of the latest employment regulations, and reduce financial and reputational risk, New Zealand’s leading bi-annual HR Law Masterclass Conference returns this September 2022. Brought to you by Employment Law Matters the 13th HR Law Masterclass Conference will cover all the complexity of HR risks that businesses are facing today.  
Attend to ensure compliance for your business, hear the latest HR legal insights from more than 10 experienced lawyers, and benefit from recent case law examples, interactive roundtable and panel discussions, and practical advice on the complex and time-consuming HR challenges occurring in the workplace today. 
 
10 lawyers in 1 day with recent case reviews & latest legal insights on critical HR issues:    
  • Mitigate recruitment risks and understand what constitutes recruitment discrimination? 
  • Manage evolving working arrangements, pay equity and contract workers 
  • Assess emerging employment law trends and key developments across the Asia Pacific region 
  • Review the Holiday Act 2003 and updates, including miscarriage leave, and sick leave increases  
  • Manage mental health and wellbeing, psychological safety and duty of care 
  • Identify and triage bullying, harassment, and sexual harassment risks  
  • Address implications of using technology for employee surveillance and data collection 
  • Minimise performance risks to avoid financial and reputational consequences  
  • Manage poor or difficult employee behaviour and serious misconduct with reasonable and justified actions  

 

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UP TO THE MINUTE INSIGHT ON KEY HR ISSUES: 
  • Mental health, psychological injury and medical incapacity  
  • Managing and mitigating poor performance and poor behavior 
  • Planning and conducting effective and procedurally fair investigations  
  • Bullying, harassment & sexual harassment  
  • Evolving workplace arrangements  
  • Holidays Act, parental and partner leave, flexibility, and family violence leave compliance 
  • HR data risks, privacy, and monitoring of employees  
  • Emerging employment law trends across the APAC region 
  
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Pre Conference Workshop

8th Annual Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations Workshop 

19th September Auckland | 21st September Wellington 

This workshop will take an in-depth look at unique factors influencing investigations - the seriousness of allegations, complexities of complaints, and consequences of failing to investigate. Then, how do you conduct an investigation, determine scope, ensure appropriate terms of reference are defined and adhered to, and set expectations of people involved in investigation processes. Additionally you, as the Investigator, need to ensure the investigation is procedurally fair, that independence is assured, that there is transparency, standards of proof, and that evidence is dealt with appropriately.   
 
KEY THEMES:   
  • Unravelling the complexities of workplace investigations   
  • Planning and preparing for the investigation: Issues to consider; Procedural fairness; Statutory frameworks   
  • The investigation process: Conducting effective investigations; Overcoming difficult issues; Case law reviews  
  • Finalising the investigation: Managing evidence; Outcomes of investigations; Next steps  
Facilitated by:
 
AUCKLAND 
 
India Townsend 
Senior Solicitor
Simpson Grierson 
 
AUCKLAND 
 
Matthew Austin
Solicitor
Simpson Grierson 
 
WELLINGTON 
 
Mike Mercer
Senior Associate 
Simpson Grierson
 
 
WELLINGTON
 
Alana Harrison
Solicitor
Simpson Grierson 
 
 
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Featured Speakers

Simon Lapthorne

Partner

Kiely Thompson Caisley

Rosemary Wooders

Senior Associate

Bell Gully

Carl Blake

Special Counsel

DLA Piper

Emma Peterson

Partner

Russell McVeagh

Jim Roberts

Partner

Hesketh Henry

Laura Scampion

Partner & Head of Employment

DLA Piper

Kirsty Wallace

Senior Associate

Duncan Cotterill

June Hardacre

Partner

MinterEllisonRuddWatts

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Who should attend?

  • Heads of HR    
  • Heads of People & Culture    
  • People and Capability Managers  
  • HR Advisors   
  • HR Business Partners  
  • Employment Relations managers   
  • People & Performance managers  
  • Heads of Talent Management 
  • Senior operational management  
...From cross-industry and Government
 

Reasons to attend:

  • Cover all key employment law/ HR risk topics and legislative updates 
  • Gain clarity on managing your key HR risk issues, and reducing liabilities 
  • Hear from and engage with leading legal experts  
  • Receive practical advice and insights, clear and informative take-aways   
  • Refresh your approaches to employment relations - adopt the right HR processes  
  • Reduce the impact of contentious situations at your workplace  
  • Review case law references and lessons learned  
  • Real learning outcomes and a workbook for easy reference when back in the office  

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