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Managing your workforce in a dynamic Covid-19 world

Webinar - https://bit.ly/3cLk3fT

NSW

Monday 25th May 2020

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Venue


Webinar - https://bit.ly/3cLk3fT,

The Covid-19 outbreak has given rise to a range of people related issues. This webinar featuring Jane Harvey (Ashurst) and Jennie Mansfield (Ashurst) and Yvonne Willich (Korda Mentha), and moderated by Alinta Kemeny (Ashurst Australia), will explore some of the key issues that employers are facing in this fast changing and dynamic environment including:

  • the availability of stand down directions;
  • the options for reducing payroll costs and employment related liabilities;
  • WHS considerations for the transition back to the workplace;
  • key considerations (including from a psychological perspective) in communicating with and managing workforces in uncertain times; and
  • workforce restructuring in light of a changed business environment including identifying the leadership skills which will be required in a post-Covid-19 world.

Speakers

Jane Harvey
Partner, Employment (Ashurst)

Jane advises clients in both the private and public sector on all aspects of employment, industrial relations and discrimination law. She has particular expertise in advising on the management of individual employment issues including in relation to senior executives, cross-border employment issues and strategic employment and industrial relations issues in the context of corporate restructuring. Jane regularly conducts employment related litigation including unfair dismissal claims, discrimination claims, breach of contract claims and post-employment restraint proceedings.

Jane advises clients across a broad range of industries including energy and resources, manufacturing, health and financial services in relation to contractual arrangements, remuneration, incentives, superannuation, enterprise bargaining, industrial action and termination of employment. She has particular expertise and experience advising multinational companies in relation to the management of their globally mobile workforces. Jane assists clients to achieve their commercial aims by managing people-related risks and to find solutions to complex employee situations.

Jennie Mansfield
Partner, Employment (Ashurst)

Jennie advises clients in a wide range of industries including financial services, professional services, retail, mining, hospitality and gaming, in all areas relating to employment and workplace relations. She works regularly with the Ashurst Corporate and Restructuring teams on employment aspects of business sale and restructuring, including human resources due diligence, redundancy liability, design of transfer and retention arrangements, consultation obligations and issues arising from post-completion harmonisation of employment terms.  She has successfully applied for tribunal orders to prevent the automatic transfer of enterprise agreements to buyers, and has supported key clients on employee transfer, secondments and offshoring transactions, including cross-border acquisitions involving substantial workforces.

Yvonne Willich
Psychologist, KordaMentha Corporate

Yvonne is a psychologist who has worked in both counselling and organisational roles. For over 20 years she has helped individuals, boards and organisations untangle the people issues which reduce their effectiveness.

She has a deep understanding of motivation, personality, leadership and human behaviour and uses this knowledge to increase self-awareness in others.

Yvonne is experienced in assessing organisational health and leadership capability. She will identify the leaders within an organisation who exert greatest positive influence and those who pose a risk. She will ascertain the cultural forces and leadership personnel needed for sustainable change.

Yvonne has improved the culture in workplaces where staff surveys indicated low confidence in leadership and poor morale. The human and financial improvements were evaluated by Melbourne University.

Alinta Kemeny
Partner, Ashurst Australia

Alinta has over ten years of experience working in restructuring and special situations.  She has breadth of practice across a range of large cross border corporate restructuring, refinancing, formal insolvency and special situations work.

Alinta started her career in Australia and has spent the last six years in London working on large cross-border European and US restructuring matters including the $2.5b north sea oil and gas restructuring of EnQuest Plc, the US$4.6b Westinghouse Chapter 11, $2.4b Paragon Offshore Plc Chapter 11 and administration and the $1b Syncreon global logistics debt restructuring. She is returning to the Australian market with a keen focus on financial restructuring and distressed debt.

NSW

Monday 25th May 2020

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Venue


Webinar - https://bit.ly/3cLk3fT,

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