01 September 2022
Australian Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety Webinars
In case you missed it, you can access our previous Employment & IR briefing and Safety Leadership Series webinars below. Join our expert briefings for the latest developments we are seeing in the employment, industrial relations and workplace healthy and safety space. In these short sessions,...
27 July 2020
Webinar: Workplace manslaughter developments in Australia – A national snapshot
Nearly all Australian States and Territories have approached the law around Workplace Manslaughter differently, in a further departure from the proposed ‘harmonisation’ of safety laws. The introduction of these very serious criminal offences is the topic of discussion in boardrooms, executive teams...
27 April 2020
Hong Kong Safety Snapshots: The role of Directors
Safety compliance is under increasing scrutiny in Hong Kong. As workplace accident rates remain high, the adequacy of Hong Kong’s health and safety laws is under question and greater penalties are called for. At the same time, amendments to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Environmental, Social and...
27 March 2020
HONG KONG SAFETY SNAPSHOTS: NOTIFICATION OBLIGATIONS FOLLOWING A WORKPLACE ACCIDENT
Responding to a workplace incident presents particular challenges to organisations as a number of complex actions must be commenced, often immediately and often simultaneously. While the health and safety of the injured person and others is the most immediate concern, organisations need to be aware...
06 March 2020
HONG KONG SAFETY SNAPSHOTS: EMPLOYER LIABILITY FOR EMPLOYEES WORKING FROM HOME
As working from home becomes the new normal, businesses and employees should remember their key obligations under Hong Kong’s safety laws in respect of employees working away from the office. In Hong Kong, an employer has a duty to “so far as reasonably practicable”, ensure the safety and health at...
22 August 2017
Amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Laws: Simplifying the law, increasing the penalties
There are upcoming changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law ( HVNL ) which will affect all businesses which touch upon or deal with the road transport industry. The changes have been brought about to lessen ‘prescription’ in the laws, impose ‘risk-based’ duties, increase consistency with the Model...
01 March 2017
Employment and Workplace Relations Guide In Australia 2017
Herbert Smith Freehills’ Employment team has published their annual guide to Australia’s employment and workplace relations laws, and to recognise the nearly 15 years since the firm commenced publication, they look back at the major topics.
30 November 2022
On Just Terms Podcast Series
Australia is a litigious country - we meet with Australia's leading legal and commercial minds to discuss how to manage the corporate risk landscape. Join host Jason Betts, Disputes Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, as he interviews the people on the front lines of this changing environment.
25 November 2022
A new normal: data governance and internal stakeholder alignment
Building a robust data governance and privacy compliance regime requires strategic planning and meaningful business buy-in. As the spotlight on data governance intensifies, legal leaders across all industries are evaluating best practices.