Do I have to follow a lawful direction? 14 October 2021

11:00am Thursday, 14 October 2021
11:45am Thursday, 14 October 2021

Join David Prior from Jobs Australia's Workplace Relations team as he provides Members with a brief overview on lawful direction. This webinar will explore the common law principle of reasonable and lawful direction. It is not referenced in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) or other legislation and the elements and compliance requirements, legitimate excuses and workplace consequences will be explained. 

Some practical examples of the use and sometimes incorrect application of reasonable and lawful directions in the workplace will be discussed in detail.

Access links for the webinar will be sent out 24 hours before the session begins. Timing is AEST.


Speaker Profile: David Prior - Industrial Relations Specialist

I am a well respected and committed IR/HR practitioner with 23 years of experience at a senior level encompassing industrial relations, people management, human resources and organisational change. 
My experience includes extensive service delivery both in-house and in private practice, to collaborate with HR, leaders and management in highly unionised environments in not for profit, private and public sector enterprises.
Admitted to legal practice in 2008 I specialise in employment law and industrial relations. My qualifications include Master of Laws, Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration degrees. 
I am passionate about industrial relations including problem-solving and pragmatic about finding workable solutions and engaging with internal and external stakeholders to achieve goals and maintain and continuously improve service delivery.
My experience includes industrial advocacy as a trade union official in Queensland in national transport, aviation and rail before moving to private practice across such industries as health and education in state and local government and federal statutory authorities. 


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