Workplace Trends CPD Webinar

17 March 2022

Watch Tom Earls from Fair Work Lawyers and Merilyn Speiser from Catalina Consultants as they present current Industrial Relations and Human Resources trends in practice. Available for purchase on demand (with attached CPD).


Our expert presenters will share their knowledge and insights into the legal and HR contexts of managing staff and practices in 2022. As COVID restrictions and close contact rules are removed, there are ongoing challenges as practices need to fulfil their employer obligations in providing a safe workplace. Our speakers will address these challenges and provide an update on staff in isolation; carer’s leave and leave accrual; the ongoing demand for flexible working under the hybrid model; and developing your practice’s guidelines for how this will work for you. Hear the latest in litigation and general advice to help manage this risk and learn how recent years have impacted HR strategy, including communication, skill development, wellbeing programs and culture, office design and the effects of the competition for talent.

Our Speakers

Tom Earls

Tom Earls founded Fair Work Lawyers in 2014. He has been involved in IR and legal service for 20 years, representing employees and employers, individually and collectively, in a variety of jurisdictions. Prior to commencing Fair Work Lawyers, Tom was the Legal and Workplace Services Manager for the Master Builders Association of South Australia from 2006–2014. During this time he was involved extensively in managing industrial relations issues in an often intense industrial environment. This included involvement in cutting edge cases and on all recent landmark construction projects in Adelaide.

Merilyn Speiser

Merilyn Speiser is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Catalina Consultants, and has more than 20 years’ experience in the development of business strategies, leadership development, people and performance management and succession planning. In addition to running her business, Merilyn also develops and delivers leadership programs both in Australia and internationally, and she is a sought- after presenter, writer, mentor and coach.


Members $25
Non-members $40

*One ticket per attendee.


Participation in this 1 hour webinar will deliver 1 formal CPD point.

Learning outcomes – Following completion of this webinar, attendees will have a better understanding of current key IR and HR trends and issues for practices linked to widespread changes to workplace practice and their implications in the context of legislation, people management, employer obligations and future strategy.

AACA Competencies: Practice Management and Professional Conduct – PC1, PC2

APBSA Core Area: Practice Management

The webinar will include time for Q&A with our speaker. CPD questions will be provided. You can join the session live or opt for a recording-only ticket.

Please keep your receipt, completed questions and certificate for your CPD records. A link will be provided to upload CPD answers and for issue of a CPD certificate of completion.


For more information, contact Katherine Ygosse – or (0413) 520 548.