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As part of our continued efforts to guide our clients through these challenging times, we are pleased to announce another webinar as part of our new Asia Pacific FutureWorks programme.

In this special webcast by our regional Employment & Compensation team, Baker McKenzie Employment Partners Michael Michalandos, Celeste Ang and Rowan McKenzie are joined by mental health and wellbeing experts, Dr. Andrew Stock, Psychologist and Mark Dean, Founder of enMasse (workplace behavior consultants) to discuss the mental health and morale impact of an unstable economic environment and working from home.

This webinar seeks answers to burning questions such as:

  • What mental health warnings signs should employers look out for?
  • Can working from home improve efficiency or will it just increase obesity and divorce rates?
  • Do virtual drinks contribute to morale or just remind us of absent friends?
  • What strategies can employers adopt to better support employees?
  • Is there a right or wrong way to tell an employee that their job may be on the line?




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.


Celeste Ang is a principal in Baker McKenzie's Singapore office. Celeste Ang’s practice encompasses corporate litigation and arbitration, both domestic and cross-border. She also has significant experience advising clients on compliance and regulatory issues in the context of investigations, and on a wide range of employment and employment-related issues. Celeste is ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific in the areas of litigation and employment and by Chambers Global in the area of litigation. She is described as "very smart, very innovative - a good example of someone who thinks outside the box" and "very technically competent, very thorough and very responsive" by clients.