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In continuation of Baker McKenzie’s webinar series in Asia Pacific on the business impact of COVID-19, we bring you a panel of legal practitioners across the region to share practical insights on further issues that impact your businesses.

For this webinar, we focused on key challenges for clients in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines and Australia, including practical insights and tips such as:

  • Key employer responses
  • Key workplace health and safety obligations
  • HR operational issues such as working from home, providing a flexible work environment and hours, and communicating with employees timely and openly
  • Data privacy implications for employers implementing certain measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace



Michael has more than 15 years' experience as an employment law and industrial relations lawyer, acting for clients in a range of industries, including banking and finance, insurance, health and pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, real estate, media and entertainment, information technology and professional services. He has developed and published compliance programs and best practice policies locally and within Asia Pacific. He is the author and a developer of CCH’s Employment Contracts Manager, a software package that builds and tailors smart employment contracts. He has also authored a large number of chapters in every edition of CCH’s Australian Master Human Resources Guide. Articles written by Michael on employment law topics have appeared in the Melbourne University Law Review, CFO Magazine, Human Capital, Lawyers Weekly, Human Resources, and CCH’s Employment Law Bulletin. He has also spoken at events arranged by the College of Law, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, and various professional associations. He wrote and produced “Dismissal Impossible,” a training video on unfair dismissal and sexual harassment, for the Australian Stock Exchange. Michael regularly conducts employment-related litigation before State and Federal courts and industrial tribunals at an original and appellate level.