INSIGHTS AND EVENTS

 

Justitia is at the forefront in a range of industries, providing organisations with the benefit of our extensive industry knowledge and legal expertise – all aimed at supporting leaders and managers to create exceptional work environments.

Our services take into account the commercial, compliance and strategic needs of our clients, without losing sight of the fact that employee relations is ultimately about people.

Read our latest insights and upcoming events below.

JUST ASK JUSTITIA

As we continue to navigate unchartered workplace waters, employers are regularly facing novel and challenging scenarios. Although there is a lot of information available, it is often not tailored to your needs or situation.

In response, Justitia is launching Just Ask Justitia, a new and exciting initiative to provide free, timely and practical responses to your specific questions.

Just ask your questions via this link. Questions will then be collated and answered during a series of 30 minute virtual Q&As, where you will have access to members of our team. And if we don’t get to your question, look out for the agenda for the next session.

The date of our fifth session is TBA.

The questions to be answered will be advertised on LinkedIn in advance – so be sure to befriend us here!

Past Sessions

Session 4 (18 February 2021)
Recording can be accessed here. This session is for organisations who are covered by the Victorian Reportable Conduct Scheme as administered by the Commission for Children and Young People. Victorian organisations that provide services or facilities for children are required by law to implement policies and procedures consistent with the Child Safe Standards to protect children from harm. Sarah Rey and Taboka Finn focused on the obligations of organisations (which will include local government, public sector and sporting organisations in addition to educational institutions) to deal with reports of misconduct or abuse.

Session 3 (4 February 2021)
Recording can be accessed here. Magda and Kelly answered the following questions; to listen to their specific answers please click the links below:

  • We would like to reduce our overheads and are looking at introducing a permanent hybrid model where employees must work 2 days a week from home. Can we do this? Answer.
  • Some of our employees expressed concern about celebrating Australia Day and have asked to work the public holiday and have another day off. Can we agree to this? Do we have to? Answer.
  • I have heard that there was a case about casuals last year, and that things have changed. What is the latest? What does my business need to know? Answer.
  • During lockdown it became obvious to us that we no longer require a certain job. We are now going to make this job redundant. Due to COVID, do we have to do this differently? Does it matter that this redundancy is not to save money? Answer.

Session 2 (10 December 2020)
Recording can be accessed here. Magda and Taboka answered the following questions; to listen to their specific answers please click the links below:

  • We’re heading back into the office soon – can we require people who have been working from home this whole time to come back in? Answer.
  • If a person refuses to return to the office, does it constitute a flexible working request under the NES? Answer.
  • What reasonable grounds can an employer use to refuse such a request? Answer.
  • I am worried about work functions or events. Without a vaccine can staff refuse to attend? Answer.
  • Can a person be restricted or prohibited from attending their place of work if they refuse to be vaccinated? Answer.

Session 1 (26 November 2020)
Recording was available for 3 months. Please contact our office should you wish to access it again.

INSIGHTS

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UPCOMING EVENTS

There are currently no scheduled upcoming events.

PAST EVENTS

5 November 2020 – Supporting staff as restrictions ease | Part Two: Q&A Session
Recording can be accessed here.

27 October 2020 – Supporting staff as restrictions ease | Part One
Recording can be accessed here.

18 August 2020 – Tips for Effective Remote Performance Management
Recording can be accessed here.

30 June 2020 – Managing the Return to the Physical Workplace.
Recording can be accessed here.

27 May 2020 – Riding out the Pandemic – From the Perspective of the Employer (Justitia collaborates with Victorian Women Lawyers)
Recording can be accessed here.

14 May 2020 – Workplace Investigations in NFPs and Charities
Recording can be accessed here.

6 May 2020 – Free Webinar: Implementing Private Sector Redundancies in the COVID-19 era
Recording can be accessed here.