Workplace Investigations and How To Get It Right (Brisbane)

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Waterfront Place

Level 31, 1 Eagle Street

Brisbane, QLD 4000


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Date: Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Location: Waterfront Place, Level 31, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

Time/Duration: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Suited for: Senior HR executives, HR Managers, Business Owners, People and Culture Managers, Directors, HR Business partners and anyone responsible for managing employees.

Presenter: Dianne Hollyoak, Director and Louise Hogg, Associate Director, Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors (ABLA)

Course Overview

Ensuring workplace investigations are carried out fairly and appropriately is essential since poor investigations (and potentially unsound findings) could present significant legal risk and liability for you and your organisation.

We've seen numerous cases in the media recently where initial investigations have been carried out poorly, resulting in significant fall-out for the organisation and executives involved. Upskill now and join this specialised training to provide executives with a deeper understanding of workplace investigations. With a mix of theory, case studies and exercises, you'll walk away with the confidence and knowledge of what to do if an investigation is required in your workplace.

This full-day course will focus on:

  • Fundamental rules on workplace investigations

  • Understanding the process - when, how, who?

  • Common mistakes you need to avoid

  • Gathering and analysing evidence - best practice tips

  • Third parties - when you need them

Attendees are eligible to earn additional professional points.

8:30 am - Registration
9:00 am - Training commences
4:30 pm - Training concludes

If you are responsible for any aspect of workplace investigations - upskill now and be prepared!

Places are strictly limited- sign up today.

About the trainer

dianne hollyoak

Dianne Hollyoak
Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors (ABLA)

With more than 21 years experience in employment and workplace law, Dianne provides employers with strategic and practical advice on negotiation of workplace agreements, industrial disputes, restructuring, counselling, discipline and termination of employees, unfair dismissal, general protection claims, grievances, discrimination, bullying and harassment, transfer of business and restraint of trade.

Prior to joining Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors, she was Partner and Special Counsel at leading national firms based at their Brisbane and Newcastle offices. Having also run her own company as a specialist in industrial relations and employment services and held positions in corporations acting as advisor on industrial relations, she brings a unique understanding of the complexities around workplace and industrial law.

Dianne is an astute negotiator and strategist, focussing on delivering the best outcomes for clients and their businesses.

Louise Hogg
Associate Director
Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors (ABLA)

Louise joined ABLA’s Brisbane Office in May 2014. She has practiced in the area of employment law for over a decade and has a detailed knowledge of all matters affecting the employment relationship.

Louise provides advice to clients on any matter affecting the employment lifecycle such as workers’ compensation issues, restraint of trade matters, adverse action claims, unfair dismissals, discrimination complaints, right of entry disputes, transfer of business, enterprise bargaining and the interpretation of modern awards and enterprise agreements.

Her work also requires her to advocate on behalf of clients in relevant State and Federal Courts and Tribunals.

Louise partners with clients to find solutions that are both commercially and legally sound. She is committed to identifying and responding proactively to the needs of her clients, so that issues can be resolved before they become a problem.

Louise also presents seminars to clients on changes to the relevant industrial relations legislation, developments in case law, the operation of the workers’ compensation legislation in Queensland and discrimination and bullying in the workplace.


What's included in the price?

All training course material, refreshments and light lunch are included.

Is there any parking nearby?

Dexus Place Brisbane have a $20 per day carparking deal with Wilsons Parking at Waterfront Place, spots are limited and early bookings are encouraged.

Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street. Brisbane – Entry via Felix Street

The carparking booking procedure is as follows:

Please go to: https://bookabay.wilsonparking.com.au/

Enter promo Code – DEXUSPLACE

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Tori Smith: 02 9458 7384 or tori.smith@ablawyers.com.au

What's the refund policy?

Participants will receive a full refund if they cancel at least seven (7) business days prior to the scheduled event. However, if participants cancel less than seven (7) business days before the event, no refund will be made. If there are insufficient participants, we reserve the right to cancel the event and participants will be transferred to another module of equal value or receive a full refund at their election. We will give 3 business days’ notice of any such cancellation.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, you will also be required to provide your proof of Identification.

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