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With the party season around the corner, this free session will help to ensure your festive season is trouble free.

Work parties are a fun way to reward staff and celebrate the end of another year. But sometimes the ‘silly’ season can quickly head south. Getting people together away from their normal workspace — particularly if you add alcohol to the mix — can be a recipe for trouble if you're not careful. And when staff behave badly, parties can turn into a legal nightmare for employers.

Senior Associate Sam Cahill, from Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors, will explain what can go wrong, how to reduce risks and what to do if employees misbehave.

In this session, you’ll learn:

•                     the essential policies your business needs

•                     how to avoid incidents occurring

•                     what can and cannot be enforced by employers at offsite events

•                     what to do when things don't work out

•                     how to handle disciplinary issues associated with misconduct, including dismissals.


Sam Cahill

Senior Associate | Australian Business Lawyers and Advisors (ABLA)

Sam joined ABLA in 2018 and has over nine years of experience advising and assisting organisations with various employment matters, including workplace relations and employment law.

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