Burning Issues in Employment Law Forum

Auckland CBD

The Burning Issues Forum returns with a fiery new edition, promising a glowing lineup of sizzling topics expertly presented for you.  

We will ignite the forum with the red-hot topic of Generative AI, exploring its impact on employment law. Next, we'll turn up the heat as we delve into the intricacies of Section 6 of the Employment Relations Act 2000, shining a torch on recent case law developments.  Then, be prepared for a burning bright discussion, chaired by his Honour Judge Corkill, on the place of tikanga values in employment law. 

Get ready to engage with blazingly brilliant minds! 

Stay afterwards for networking with fellow attendees over drinks and nibbles from 6pm.

Please note, because of the nature of this event, papers will not necessarily be provided. Copies of PowerPoint slides will be available electronically. 

Who should attend?

All employment lawyers, ERA members and Employment Court judges. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Uncover the implications of Generative AI in the practice of employment law and gain a greater awareness of its potential legal risks so that you can best prepare for advising and supporting clients who decide to adopt Generative AI within their workplaces going forward.  
  • Dive deep into Section 6 of the Employment Relations Act 2000, examining recent case law developments (such as the Uber cases, Hungry Panda, and the Gloriavale cases) and exploring what we can anticipate in the future.   
  • Gain insights into the current and potential future considerations of tikanga and tikanga-based values in employment law, with a special focus on the recent key Employment Court decision GF v Comptroller of the New Zealand Customs Services.

Presenter Details

His Honour Judge Corkill
Rosemary Wooders, Partner, Bell Gully
Laura Chapman, Head of Pilot Enablement, Air New Zealand
Gillian Service, Partner, MinterEllisonRuddWatts
John Rooney, Partner, Simpson Grierson
Isaac Hikaka, Barrister, Mills Lane Chambers
Renika Siciliano, Executive Director, McCaw Lewis 

Chair: Rob Towner, Barrister, Richmond Chambers 


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