With increasing instances of vulnerable workers (including migrant workers, backpackers, retail and hospitality workers) being denied work entitlements, there have been calls to create a criminal offence to combat crippling underpayments and denials of entitlements. Join our panel of employment rights advocates as we delve into the prospect of criminalising underpaying workers, and whether such an offence would curb these actions in the retail, hospitality and other industries.
Join Kim Shaw, National Head of Superannuation and Insurance Claims for Maurice Blackburn as we discuss their recently filed class action against the banks and dissect what the Hayne Report may mean for the Finance industry.
PLEA invites you to the first legal insight event of 2019 covering the controversial topic of LAWYER X
A police informer and defence lawyer representing gangland figures in Melbourne, Lawyer X/Informer 3838’s pseudonym has rippled through the legal community, and people want to know – what are the legal, ethical and moral consequences of a trusted legal counsel giving up her client’s information to police? How do these actions affect her role as a lawyer, and how does this reflect on the legal community more broadly?
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to postpone the scheduled LGBTIQ legal insights session this Wednesday, it will be held later this year.
In its place we are excited to host a Criminal Law Insights event at the same time and location. The evening will explore topical challenges in criminal law, including the impact of new bail laws and the current public focus on offending by young people (sometimes referred to as youth gangs).