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3. Joint Webinar with HerTechPath | Side Hustles: Navigating the Legal and Ethical Tightrope with Employees
In-house Event / July 3rd, 2024

3. Joint Webinar with HerTechPath | Side Hustles: Navigating the Legal and Ethical Tightrope with Employees

OverviewIn the evolving landscape of modern workplaces, employers are increasingly encountering complex scenarios involving employees who engage in various side hustles. From online platforms like OnlyFans, which boasts around 200 million global users, to other less contentious activities, side hustles can present unique challenges, including potential conflicts of interest and reputational risks. This webinar will delve into the legal and ethical dimensions of managing such dual-career pathways within your organisation including:  

  • An overview of modern side hustles and their prevalence in the workforce

  • A spotlight on high-profile platforms like OnlyFans and its implications for employers

  • Real-life scenarios where side hustles clash with professional responsibilities

  • A close look at the Anne Knight Case and lessons learned and implications for policy development

  • Where does the Fair Work Commission stand?

  • Strategies for employers to address side hustles without infringing on personal liberties

Expert speakers

Joe Murphy

Joe is a Director at Cowell Clarke Commercial Lawyers and is an accredited employment relations lawyer with over 20 years’ experience specialising in workplace relations. His experience extends to providing advice and representation in matters across Australian tribunals and courts, including the Fair Work Commission and the Federal Courts of Australia. Joe has also successfully represented clients in various inquests and commissions of inquiry, including the Independent Commission Against Corruption and various State Coroner’s Inquests and Inquiries. He was recently featured on The Project, ABC Radio and News Corp Australia publications discussing this topic on navigating side hustles. Joe has expertise advising businesses across a range of industries and sectors including information technology and SaaS. 

Zoe McQuillan

Zoe is a senior lawyer at Cowell Clarke Commercial Lawyers who has dedicated her career to workplace relations and employment law issues. In her time, she has assisted countless businesses and organisations navigate the complexities of the workplace relations system in managing difficult situations with legally and strategically sound solutions. With over 20 years in workplace relations, Zoe has spent the last ten of those as a lawyer who is expert in employment and industrial relations, plus workplace safety (WHS).

Click here for a related segment featured on Channel 10’s The Project. There will also be a Q&A Session where participants can ask questions and discuss specific concerns with our speakers. Attendees will leave feeling equipped with the necessary tools to manage this new dynamic effectively while safeguarding your organisation’s interests and respecting employee rights. Join us for a session filled with critical insights and actionable solutions.

Event Schedule

July 3rd, 2024 12:30pm to 1:30pm (AEST)