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Franchising: What does the future hold?

Tuesday, 23 July. Melbourne and Webinar.

The franchising sector contributes billions to the Australian economy and provides jobs for thousands of Australians.

In the wake of The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry and the recent release of the Report by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services following its inquiry into operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct, substantial reform is expected in the franchising sector, which will impact on the sector itself, as well as the businesses that rely on it.

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Employment Relations Workshop: Performance and conduct management, and workplace investigations

Wednesday, 24 July. Sydney.

Piper Alderman is pleased to offer a masterclass in our Sydney office on Wednesday, 24 July. The workshop will cover all areas of performance and conduct management, and workplace investigations.


A roadmap to the Disability Royal Commission

Wednesday, 31 July. Sydney and Webinar.

As the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) gathers pace, Piper Alderman is pleased to present A roadmap to the Disability Royal Commission, lunchtime briefing.

In this seminar, Piper Alderman Partner Tom Griffith will provide you with practical steps you and your organisation can take in order to ensure you are best prepared for the Disability Royal Commission.

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Employment Relations Seminar Series: Recognising a privacy law issue (before you tread in it) for HR professionals

August 2019. Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

To all in-house counsel and HR managers - if you thought regulation of handling personal information was not for you, think again!

The points of potential collision between responsible workplace management and privacy law are growing. Human resources managers and in-house counsel deal with personal information constantly. Private and public sector regulation of handling personal information has grown through legislation, court and tribunal decisions and regulator activity. Exemptions for "employee records" in private sector regulation only ever gave limited protection, and have been chipped away further in recent decisions. A diverse and indirect workforce means that rules apply differently across a single workplace. At the same time, the ease with which personal information can be gathered and the compliance expectation that it will be has increased.


Melbourne Dynamic Board Series

Thursday, 15 August. Melbourne.

How will Boards of the future adjust to volatile business environments, demand for continual growth, greater stakeholder scrutiny, disruptive technologies and, in light of the Royal Commission, increasing regulatory pressure. Will risk and compliance dominate innovation and growth?

Piper Alderman’s Melbourne office is delighted to launch the Dynamic Board Series 2019 to explore such questions. The series will provide you with the opportunity to engage with a variety of thought leaders on how they plan to steer their organisations through such issues.


Employment Relations Workshop | Employment Law Essentials

Wednesday, 28 August. Brisbane.

Piper Alderman is pleased to offer a practical session in our Brisbane office on employment law essentials.

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AFSL and ACL Compliance Workshops

Responsible Manager, Representatives, operations and compliance training

Andrea Beatty conducts CPD workshops to update ACL and AFSL participants on:

  • what they need to know to have trouble-free compliance with their ACL and AFSL obligations
  • the current regulatory issues and traps, and how to avoid them
  • the things Responsible Managers and Representatives and those responsible for their Representatives need to know.

An optional take-home multiple-choice open book exam can be taken following the workshop.