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Time's up for legal workplace reform
Time's up for legal workplace reform

 Chris Molnar 01 Oct 2018

What should the profession do to free workplaces from harassment, bullying and discrimination...

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Healthy work healthy living
Healthy work healthy living

 Converge International 01 Aug 2018

Creating a positive workplace is essential for team morale and productivity...

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Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic) to be repealed and replaced
Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic) to be repealed and replaced

 Workplace Relations Section 18 Jun 2018

The new Act will come into effect on or before 1 November 2018. The Act does not make major changes to long service leave but rather...

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Dealing with difficult people
Dealing with difficult people

 Angela Burr 06 Mar 2018

It is easy to joke that our job as lawyers would be easy if it weren’t for the people. All jokes aside, difficult people have the potential to make your life a living hell. Here are some strategies you can use next time you encounter a difficult person...

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It cuts both ways
It cuts both ways

 Calum Cook 01 Mar 2018

It is increasingly common for employees to have flexible work arrangements, however employers also require a degree of flexibility from their employees...

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Workplace harassment systemic
Workplace harassment systemic

 Elena Tsalanidis 01 Feb 2018

Sexual harassment is one reason women leave the law but, according to a VEOHRC report, two-thirds of the women who were harassed did not complain...

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Building staff engagement
Building staff engagement

 Kath McCarthy 01 Nov 2017

Effective people management is enhanced by the capacity to leverage the intrinsic motivators of mastery, purpose and autonomy to drive higher levels of staff engagement...

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On the move
On the move

 Law Institute Journal 01 May 2017

DibbsBarker: Silvana Larobina has joined as special counsel in banking, insolvency and disputes. Joseph Ip has joined as senior associate in property and projects...

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The workplace of the future: What will it look like?
The workplace of the future: What will it look like?

 Melissa Lirosi 22 Mar 2017

Now is a dynamic time for the labour market, both globally and in Australia. Lawyers and employers alike need to keep up...

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Keep out of harm’s way
Keep out of harm’s way

 Legal Practitioners' Liability Committee 01 Nov 2016

Practitioners should be aware of key risks when acting for plaintiffs in personal injury litigation. Reviewing the claims against personal injury practitioners, the LPLC found from 2005 to 2015...

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How a workplace crisis can improve your career

13 Aug 2014

This week I was introduced to the concept that in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is made up of the characters for ‘fear’ and ‘opportunity’. This got me thinking about what are the opportunities of a workplace crisis? How can we quell the fear and embrace the opportunity of what is usually a pretty stressful and unpleasant situation? I’m not suggesting you rush to seek out a crisis in your office, but perhaps it might help to cope if we understood the potential benefits.

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Five common workplace fears of lawyers and how to overcome them

11 Jun 2014

Let's face it, we lawyers can be a pretty tough bunch and the hypercritical mirror we hold up to ourselves daily can put us under enormous stress.  In fact it is a contributing factor in the high rate of mental illness in our profession.  

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Unconscious Bias: A bar to diversity in the workplace

14 Mar 2013

I had the privilege of attending the LIV Annual Conference of Council 2013, a two day conference which brought together 60 LIV stakeholders to discuss important issues affecting the legal profession in 2013. The participants explored emerging legal issues under the overarching theme “embracing change and diversity in a dynamic and evolving legal profession”.

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Workplace bullying – why doesn’t the legislation work?

06 Jul 2012

The LIV will give evidence to a House of Representatives committee looking into workplace bullying next Wednesday, 11 July. The LIV is concerned that current State based legislation is inadequate in addressing this issue. We will call for a nationally recognised legislative definition of bullying as well as access to a quick, cost effective civil remedy through an appropriate tribunal for bullying in the workplace.

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