Session 1: Employment, Workplace and Immigration Law Update
Face to face
Date: Tuesday 27 February 2018
Time: 7.30am to 10.30am
Venue: Novotel Christchurch, 50 Cathedral Square Christchurch
Attend and earn 2 CPD hours
The end of the CPD year is nearly here - but don't worry, we've got you covered! Featuring an expert speaking panel and timely topics hand-picked to cover new legislation, new cases and new trends, along with updates on some of the most crucial topics in legal practise right now. Gain all your CPD hours, all in one day.
Chair: Scott Wilson, Partner, Duncan Cotterill
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015: The First Prosecutions and Enforceable Undertakings
With the release of the first prosecutions under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, you will examine how the District Court has interpreted this new legislation and applied this to relevant fact situations on guilty pleas. There will also be an examination of publicised enforceable undertakings and the impact on employers.
Presented by Andrew Shaw, Managing Partner, Lane Neave
Employment Law Update
Cut right to the chase and examine some of the most important cases and legislative developments in employment law, the impact they will have on your practice and your clients' businesses, and what you and your clients need to know to find success going forward.
Presented by Amanda Douglas, Partner, Wynn Williams
Immigration Update: Key Changes to the Essential Skills and Skilled Migrant Category and the Implications Thus Far
- Review of the changes that came about at the end of August 2017
- Trends arising from the changes
- Areas of difficulty arising from the changes and how they might be mitigated
Presented by Karen Justice, Licensed Immigration Adviser, New Era Consulting
- Examine how the District Court has interpreted and applied the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
- Stay up to date on employment issues in practice
- Analyse key changes and trends in immigration law
Chair: Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson is an employment law specialist with in-depth knowledge of employment and related compliance issues. Working closely with chief executives, legal counsel and HR managers, Scott provides strategic advice on all aspects of employment law, including disciplinary and performance matters, restraint of trade, protection of confidential information, restructuring, redundancies, health and safety, and human rights issues. He has extensive litigation experience in a range of jurisdictions. Scott regularly attend mediations and appear in the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court. He has also acted as Counsel in a number of Court of Appeal cases. As part of Duncan Cotterill's leading Health & Safety team, Scott has extensive experience advising and advocating for clients on a full range of health and safety issues. He provides clients with expert advice on their health and safety obligations, including how they will be affected by the recent changes to health and safety legislation. Scott also regularly defends health and safety prosecutions. In addition, Scott regularly write articles, present seminars and speak at conferences on employment and health and safety matters.
Andrew Shaw is a specialist employment and health & safety lawyer, with over 24 years' experience working for employers throughout New Zealand. He acts for a number of Government entities, national member-based organisations and multi-national public and private companies. He provides advice at Board and Senior Management level and works closely with in- house HR and health & safety teams. He works for employers on all aspects of employment law, from pre-employment to post-termination restraints. In the health & safety area, Andrew was involved in the first defended case in New Zealand under the current Act and he is a leading presenter on the new Health & Safety at Work Act 2015. He has also been involved in presenting submissions on changes to New Zealand's employment and health & safety law to select committees. Andrew is a member of the New Zealand Law Society's Employment Law Committee. The Lane Neave Workplace Law team that he leads, with specialist employment lawyers based throughout New Zealand, has been voted 3 times as New Zealand's top employment law team, is on the All of Government External Legal Services Panel and is recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
Amanda Douglas leads the Employment and Health and Safety practice at Wynn Williams. She acts for employers and employees on a variety of Employment Law matters, with a particular focus in the dispute resolution area. This includes disciplinary steps, claims through the ERA and Employment Court, negotiations and mediation. Amanda also provides advice on employment agreements and organisational restructuring. Amanda has a good ability to obtain a pragmatic negotiated outcome to many disputes. Where resolution is not possible, she presents a well- considered case to the ERA or Court. Amanda also regularly advises on health and safety matters. She has provided advice on the new health and safety legislation to a number of organisations and is assisting them to prepare for the introduction of that new legislation. Amanda also defends Health and Safety prosecutions. Amanda regularly presents on employment and health and safety matters.
Karen Justice has in excess of 20 years' immigration consulting experience, covering both Australia and New Zealand. Karen's work has predominantly involved advising corporate and business clients on how to efficiently move people into New Zealand (since 2004) or Australia (1995- 2004). She has held a full Immigration Advisers License for New Zealand since the introduction of the regulatory regime for the industry in 2008, and has also worked extensively with investors, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals wishing to migrate to New Zealand. Karen was selected to serve on the inaugural Reference Group formed as part of the new regulatory regime to work with the licensing authority to develop and implement the new licensing system, and was then privileged to be involved for a second term when the focus had shifted to review and enhancement of the original scheme. In 2012 Karen established, along with several other motivated individuals from the industry, the New Zealand Association of Immigration Professionals based in Wellington. This industry group is focussed on enabling keen, like-minded professionals to work with other interested stakeholders to develop a collegial and professional standard for immigration advice in New Zealand. For several years Karen has been the author and contributor of the New Zealand entry for the international publication, International Immigration and Nationality Law.
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