Norman Waterhouse Lawyers recently hosted its annual pre-eminent Walking the Talk Employment Law Conference in Adelaide, South Australia on 5 April 2019.

The theme of this year’s Conference was ‘Addressing Absenteeism and Re-Engaging the Disengaged’. In addition to our annual session recapping recent cases that have shaped Australian employment law, which continues to be a favourite amongst attendees, our experienced practitioners presented on a range of topics including the impact of drugs and alcohol in the workplace, managing workers on strike, dealing with vexatious complaints and non-work related injuries.

Our conference brought together CEO’s, team leaders, senior managers and human resource professionals across a variety of sectors. In addition to our own practitioners presenting throughout the day, we had the pleasure of welcoming guest speakers, including the General Manager People, Performance & Culture of national professional football club the Adelaide Crows. Some of the key topics discussed during this session were sports entertainment on a large scale, re-engaging professional athletes from injuries and how to provide professional athletes with support in respect of mental health.

Norman Waterhouse Lawyers continues to provide insightful conferences and hands-on masterclasses to deal with important issues in Australian employment law, as raised by our clients.

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(left to right) Sathish Dasan, Chris Wood, Ritu Datta