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When are you personally liable for illegal practice?


HR can be a legal minefield, but never fear – Hannah Ellis, principal and co-founder at The Workplace Employment Lawyers and our legal vlogger, is here to help answer those tricky questions. For her first video of 2017, she talks about when you can be legally and personally liable as an HR professional.

Have you ever wondered whether you were personally liable for a decision your boss made? As an HR professional you’ve probably worked in some businesses where compliance was in the forefront of everything that business did, and in others where management exhibited a complete disregard for compliance with workplace laws.

The latter scenario gives rise to ethical considerations for you as a practitioner and can make you seriously consider your role in the organisation. But did you know that you could be sued or personally liable for underpayments if you are found to be involved in a contravention of the Fair Work Act?

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