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Canberra: Twilight Seminar

Join Russell Kennedy in Canberra for an evening seminar

 

Managing the use of social media by employees: the current state of play and getting it right

Current issues in drafting and interpreting legislative instruments

 

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Speaker

Andrew Klein, Special Counsel, Russell Kennedy

Andrew has extensive experience providing high level strategic advice to Commonwealth and State and Territory government departments and agencies along with a variety of other national organisations.  The advice Andrew provides is across a range of areas including: workplace relations and employment, workplace health and safety, discrimination claims, workers compensation, administrative law and all forms of litigation and dispute resolution.

Topic

Managing the use of social media by employees: the current state of play and getting it right

The use and misuse of social media by employees is a topic that is currently the subject of much debate and concern in the Australian Public Service (APS). Andrew will discuss the implications for public sector employers arising from the use of social media by employees. 
 
Andrew will also analyse the lessons that have emerged from recent case law with regard to the extent to which employers can control the use of social media by employees.  Additionally, Andrew will provide a range of practical techniques that employers can use to manage and control the risks that arise from social media in relation to employment issues in the context of the APS Code of Conduct.  Andrew will particularly examine the impact that the recent changes to the APS Code of Conduct are likely to have in this area. 

Speaker

Emma Turner, Special Counsel, Russell Kennedy

Emma has experience in administrative law, discrimination, human rights and civil law regularly providing advice to government departments and statutory bodies. Emma has experience in instructing on legislation, drafting instruments and advising on the preparation of statements of compatibility with human rights.

Topic

Current issues in drafting and interpreting legislative instruments

The Legislative Instruments Act 2003 has been in operation for nearly ten years.  The purpose of the Act broadly described was to improve accessibility and clarity of delegated legislation and encourage consultation with those likely to be affected by proposed instruments.
 
Emma will explore developments in the characterisation of instruments ‘of a legislative character’, challenges to the validity of instruments and the relevance of rights in the scrutiny and interpretation of instruments.

Details

Wednesday 11 June 2014
4.30pm registration, 5.00pm start
7.00pm light refreshments reception
 
Venue: National Press Club of Australia, 16 National Circuit Barton ACT

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For more information please contact Meg Woolley via email seminars@rk.com.au or call (03) 8640 2317

Registration closes Thursday 5 June 2014

Places are limited. Bookings are essential. These seminars are complimentary.

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