Right To Disconnect

15 Jul 2024
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Right To Disconnect

July 15 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM AEST

Free - $20.00
QLD Employee Relations/Industrial Relations Network
France, Germany, and the UK have, for some time, had legislation designed to limit demand for employees to provide immediate responses to workplace correspondence outside of work hours.

On Monday, 12 February 2024, Parliament passed the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes No. 2) Bill which makes changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act). The Bill was passed with an amendment providing employees with a ‘right to disconnect from work’.

Employers should begin to consider the extent to which they can reasonably expect workers to monitor, respond and engage with work outside their working hours on an ongoing basis.

Join us for a presentation and discussion by Special Counsel, Tom Reaburn from McCullough Robertson, to learn about the impacts and key takeaways for employers.

Target Audience  
HR Practitioners of all career levels and roles will benefit from attending this forum.

Speaker: Tom Reaburn, Special Counsel, McCullough Robertson
Tom is a Senior Associate specialising in Work Health and Safety, Employment Relations and Government Focused Law.

Tom acts for both private and public sector clients in relation to WHS Law, Rail Safety Law and Heavy Vehicle National Law. This includes front-end advice, responding to major incidents, enforcement and prosecutions, and internal and external reviews of regulator actions and decisions.

Tom advises and appears in Court and Tribunals in relation to the full spectrum of Employment Relations Law, including preparing and negotiating employment contracts, advising on employment structures and termination, dealing with issues of anti-discrimination and harassment, and commencing and defending litigation in relation to these issues.

A key focus of Tom’s practice is State and Federal Government. Tom has an understanding of the unique environment within which Government operates and applies this regularly with State and Commonwealth clients. Tom has experience in a wide range of Government specific law, including administrative and judicial review litigation, large scale restructuring of Government entities and the design and implementation of enforcement and compliance regimes. Tom commenced his career as a Senior Investigator for Commonwealth WHS regulator, Comcare. In private practice, Tom has completed secondments to the NSW Police Force and the Commonwealth Department of Communications and the Arts, in senior legal positions.

Other Event Information
Online via Zoom
Free for members

Session Start 12:00pm 11:30am 10:00am
Session Finish 1:00pm 12:30pm 11:00am

Registration Information
Registration close: Sunday 14 July
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15 July 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM AEST

Free - $20.00

Online via Zoom Virtual


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