Thursday 12 April 2018


12:00 pm


1.5 CDP hours

Session Topic

Business law for accountants and auditors – understanding employment law

A failure by business and their accountants to understand and properly apply applicable employment laws or to protect themselves from the loss of a key employee can result in significant financial loss and repetitional damage. This session will deal with some of the current issues of employment law so that accountants, whether in private practice or business, can better understand and manage their and their clients or employers’ business risks. This session will also assist auditors in dealing with their obligations under NOCLAR and ASA 250 Consideration of Laws and Regulations in an Audit of a Financial Report. The session will address such issues as:

  • Accountants accessorial liability for breaches of the Fair Work Act 2009
  • Protection of vulnerable workers
  • Employment agreements and restraint of trade clauses
  • Workplace harassment, and
  • Occupational Health & Safety.
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This session is presented by:

Stephen Newman

Executive Counsel

Stephen is a corporate and commercial lawyer who also has considerable litigation experience in all major Courts and Tribunals. Stephen is a team member of ReportFraud. Stephen advises a range of clients and in particular, Accountants and Auditors on issues that relate to corporate and trust entities, businesses and private clients operating in many different industries, both domestic and international. Stephen also has considerable experience in dealing with regulators and conducting the defence of investigative and enforcement action.