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Cooking for a Cause

By newseditor on Friday, March 24, 2017

Last week, Lander & Rogers teamed up with First State Super to 'Cook for a Cause' at OzHarvest HQ.

CrashLanders raises $5,000 for charity at Redstock

By newseditor on Thursday, March 02, 2017

On a sunny Saturday in February, the Lander & Rogers band 'CrashLanders' performed to a rollicking crowd at their annual fundraising concert.

Whilst acknowledging that we still need to retain our "competitive advantage" in the resources sector, "the thing that really stands out is the rebalancing of the Chinese economy toward services… and [Australia's] ability to access the growth in the middle class in Asia." This was the view of Bill Evans, Westpac's Chief Economist at Lander & Rogers' annual Economic Briefing in Sydney on Thursday last week.

Challenging the status quo around disability in the workplace

By newseditor on Thursday, August 20, 2015

"We need to change the language from one focussed on what people with disabilities can't do, to what they can do" said Lucy Macali, National Disability Recruitment Coordinator at a recent seminar hosted by Lander & Rogers and the Equal Employment Opportunity Network.

Aaron Goonrey presents at Specialist Accreditation Conference

By newseditor on Thursday, August 06, 2015

Partner Aaron Goonrey from our Workplace Relations & Safety group will be presenting at this year's Specialist Accreditation Conference held by the NSW Law Society.

How to manage poor performing employees

By newseditor on Monday, June 22, 2015

In what is a perennial human resources issue, poor performing employees can have a serious impact on an organisation or business.There are the obvious risks of reinstatement, of financial compensation or lost wages, legal costs and management time spent. Then there are hidden costs affecting the rest of the company's workforce, creating lower morale, lower productivity and high turnover.

This week Amelia Lynch, Senior Associate in our Sports Business Group, presented at the 2015 VMA Asia-Pacific Venue Industry Congress held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.  The Industry Congress is the single largest meeting of Venue Professionals in the Asia-Pacific region.

Discrimination and equality in sport

By newseditor on Monday, March 02, 2015

"Treating everyone in the same way doesn’t help you achieve equality," said Kate Jenkins, Victoria's Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commissioner, at a recent briefing for major sports hosted by Lander & Rogers.

Waddle it Be? Employers face 'Duck Test'

By newseditor on Thursday, August 21, 2014

"The parties cannot create something which has every feature of a rooster but call it a duck and insist that everyone else recognise it as a duck".

Workplace incidents are traumatic for an organisation and its people, let alone the financial and reputational costs of facing expensive and disruptive litigation from a potential workplace prosecution.

The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Member for Kooyong, has detailed the Federal Government's deregulation agenda for Lander & Rogers clients at recent Sydney and Melbourne briefings.

Some of the key influences we are seeing in bargaining negotiations include taking into account the ending of award transitional arrangements, the superannuation guarantee increase, more moderate wage outcomes, the re-emergence of union right clauses and a continued push for a requirement for a union to agree to any significant workplace change.

If you are attending next month's Employment Law Fundamentals conference in either Sydney or Melbourne, keep an eye out for Aaron Goonrey, Daniel Proietto and Andrew Farr from our Workplace Relations & Safety team.

"Sparking" employees out of bad habits

By newseditor on Thursday, November 21, 2013

In today's ever-changing world, organisations which thrive are those that view change as an opportunity to leverage their talent, leadership and the power of their teams. However, change can also present challenges for an organisation and its people - meaning the opportunity is not always fully capitalised on.

NSW Planning System - the Bill is in the house

By newseditor on Thursday, November 21, 2013

"We've read the Green & White Papers and there has been much discussion about the proposed new planning system for NSW. Now that the draft legislation is in Parliament, it is important to understand the real effect the proposed changes will have in key areas of the planning system." This was the message from Planning & Environment partner Alice Spizzo to planners and developers at this morning's client briefing.

The risk of falling foul of competition laws continues to be something that keeps corporate counsel awake at night, according to new Lander & Rogers partner Calum Henderson.

New anti-bullying laws - FWC's role to be preventative not punitive

By newseditor on Friday, November 15, 2013

This week, we were delighted to welcome the Hon. Justice Iain Ross AO, President of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to Lander & Rogers.

Money doesn't buy happiness... but food just might

By newseditor on Wednesday, November 13, 2013


"If you haven’t begun to do something for some else, then think about it as it’s a ripple effect." This is the message to Australia from Ronni Kahn, founder of OzHarvest who spoke at a Women's Business Network event hosted by Lander & Rogers this week.

Over the past 18 months a number of important changes have taken place within Australia’s sporting landscape, including significant reviews into governance across major sporting organisations. 

Westpac's Chief Economist, Bill Evans, recently presented to Lander & Rogers' clients on the state of the Australian and international economies and financial markets.

Women of corporate Australia: The future is in your hands

By newseditor on Friday, June 28, 2013

"To women in the corporate sector, you are the game changers. You are the ones changing the way organisations need to think about women in leadership positions", said Carol Schwartz at a Women's Business networking event hosted by Lander & Rogers this week.

35 Tips in 35 Minutes - LIV Legal Careers Fair 2013

By newseditor on Thursday, June 27, 2013

The LIV Legal Careers Fair is set to kick off on July 11 2013 from 5.00PM-8.00PM at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. 

Practised adversaries Bill Shorten and Eric Abetz faced off in Melbourne today in their only scheduled debate on industrial relations policies in the lead-up to the September federal election.

Last week, Lander & Rogers' Workplace Relations & Safety team held masterclass sessions on adverse action.

The 2013 Lander & Rogers Workplace Relations Debate

By newseditor on Monday, June 03, 2013

Lander & Rogers is delighted to have secured the only workplace relations debate of the 2013 Federal election campaign.

Contractors or employees - avoiding the pitfalls

By newseditor on Thursday, May 23, 2013

Correctly identifying the legal status of workers is a critical risk management issue for all organisations.

A roadmap to NSW's new planning system

By newseditor on Friday, May 17, 2013

The NSW Government's much anticipated White Paper was released last month, marking the third stage in a large-scale overhaul of the current NSW planning system.

Gossips make great networkers says Kate McClymont

By newseditor on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"I'm just an incorrigible gossip. Incorrigible gossips make great networkers", says Kate McClymont, investigative journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald, who spoke at a Lander & Rogers Women's Business networking event last week.

Lander & Rogers launches the S.A.F.E Files

By newseditor on Monday, April 08, 2013

Lander & Rogers has partnered with Australia's leading online training and compliance management provider, Learning Seat, to deliver a range of innovative online compliance training programs for workplaces nationwide.

Lander & Rogers sponsors inaugural Melbourne Law Revue

By newseditor on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Law firm Lander & Rogers is a major sponsor of the inaugural Law Revue, which will play as part of the 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Employment law - what's hot for employers in 2013?

By newseditor on Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Last week, Lander & Rogers held employment law briefings in Melbourne and Sydney, which looked at the major issues likely to affect employers in 2013, including:

Lander & Rogers is the principal sponsor of the Australian Environment Business Network's seminar on New Environmental Obligations in 2013.

Officers' liability - are you in a spot of bother?

By newseditor on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Directors' and officers' obligations have been very much in the spotlight over the past 12 - 18 months.

Andrew Farr presents at LIV Young Lawyers Seminar Series

By newseditor on Monday, December 10, 2012

Andrew Farr from our Workplace Relations & Safety team recently presented at the annual Law Institute Victoria's Young Lawyers seminar series. This series is designed to provide practical training for young lawyers in their first five years of practice.

Practical application of drafting an employment contract

By newseditor on Friday, November 30, 2012

Aaron Goonrey, a Senior Associate in Lander & Rogers' Workplace Relations & Safety group, presented a workshop at the recent Industrial Relations Summit held in Sydney.

Disciplining employees for misconduct can expose employers to a legal minefield, particularly in cases where that employee has trade union connections or the employee has posted derogatory or offensive comments via social media.

Practical tips for managing ill and injured workers

By newseditor on Thursday, August 23, 2012

Managing ill and/or injured workers can be a tricky issue for employers, given it often involves a number of different areas of law, including workers' compensation, OH&S and disability discrimination, as well as an employer's obligations under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

NSW planning system to undergo reform

By newseditor on Tuesday, August 07, 2012

The NSW Government has recently released the much anticipated Green Paper setting out options for a new planning system in NSW. The Green paper proposes to reform the current planning system in NSW, which is considered one of the most complicated and overly regulated planning systems in Australia.

Westpac's Chief Economist, Bill Evans, recently presented to Lander & Rogers' clients on the state of the Australian and international economies and financial markets.

How to conduct an effective safety audit

By newseditor on Thursday, July 19, 2012

Aaron Goonrey from our Workplace Relations & Safety group will be running a workshop on conducting effective safety audits at the forthcoming Incident, Accident & Workplace Investigations forum in Sydney.

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