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October 6, 2023 | 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM AEST

In-person event | 

Piper Alderman,
Level 26, Riparian Plaza,
71 Eagle Street,
Brisbane  QLD  4000

Members: $0
Non-members: Member Only Event
Non-members In-House Counsel: Member Only Event
Substantive Law

Overview (Program Summary)

A program hosted by:

ACC Australia

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Silly season is typically a fun and joyous time for employees to celebrate the year that has gone by. However, the celebrations can quickly go sour when businesses do not actively prepare for any risks.

This interactive session will explain:

  • the laws around out of office behaviour and employee conduct;
  • practical tips on how to prepare staff for these events and other ways employers can mitigate risks; and
  • how to manage complaints if they arise.


Tim Capelin

Tim Capelin, Partner, Employment Relations, Piper Alderman

Tim is recognised as one of Australia’s leading workplace lawyers. He created and led Australia’s top boutique workplace law firm for more than a decade before accepting Piper Alderman’s invitation to join our practice.  Tim has over 25 years’ experience in employment and industrial relations law.

Tim understands the commercial realities of business from the perspective of a business owner and adviser. This background enhances Tim’s provision of strategic advice to clients on employment and workforce matters. He is an experienced advocate and has represented employers in all relevant tribunals and courts.

Tim’s industry knowledge includes working with clients in publishing, agribusiness, health, hospitality, finance, retail, logistics, resources, government, professional services, transport, building & construction, social & community services and pharmaceutical industries. He frequently presents on workplace law topics, is a regular contributor to industry and legal publications and is sought by the media for comment on workplace law issues.


*Competitor Exclusion – ACC Australia Partners may request that representative/s of a competitor organisation/s registered for the event be excluded, and ACC Australia reserves the right to make the final decision as to whether registration is rejected. As a guide, a competitor organisation could be defined as a rival organisation of similar size to the host  Corporate Partner, with an established practice, product or service in the area being showcased by the Corporate Partners at the event. Please provide a brief statement as to why you have deemed an organisation to be a competitor, in support of any request to ACC Australia to reject a registration.


Credits: 1 CPD Point
Category: Substantive & Procedural Law

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