Legal updates in the past year and the year ahead

The year that was and the year ahead

It’s been another big year for our products, including our Salt Compliance course library and learning platforms. We were grateful to be recognised for the seventh year in a row at the LearnX Impact awards, including winning once again Best Compliance Program.

A big thank you to all our clients for supporting us over the past 12 months, as we have continued to improve and expand our product offerings.

 

Tailoring to fit

Customising courses is of course one of our core services.

Customised Anti-Bribery and Corruption training has continued to be a major priority for clients, as organisations come to terms with their complex obligations under international and local laws, and seek to emphasise nuances from their own policies.

Other popular customisation requests involve developing principles-based training. Increasingly, clients are requesting code of conduct training, as they recognise the importance of testing employees’ practical understanding of organisational policies and principles.

 

Updating the law

Updating our courses for legal currency is essential to our success. Recent months saw updates to courses in different jurisdictions, including Anti-Money Laundering (Singapore), Competition and Consumer Protection (Australia), Fair Work (Australia) and our Trade Practices suite (New Zealand).

Some legal changes were small but important, such as the limited exception to the prohibition of minimum resale price maintenance in Australia.

Other amendments were more substantial. There was the prohibition of unfair contract terms in New Zealand and the gradual tightening of Singapore’s anti-money laundering laws.

As we look to the new financial year in Australia, all eyes are on Australia’s Harper Review of competition law and the introduction of the Privacy Management Framework. In New Zealand, the work health and safety reforms are hotly anticipated.

 

New software and designs
Our Salt courses are constantly undergoing continuous improvement. We have been overhauling our New Zealand Salt courses, expanding our Asia Pacific titles and refreshing course designs throughout our library. Client feedback is always welcome.

This year, we were pleased to deliver a number of clients a legal obligations register – a secure, dynamic portal that enables them to keep track of their obligations and assign duties to relevant staff. Our aim is to develop this product further, working with other clients based on their specific obligations.

We have much, much more planned that we look forward to revealing over the coming months. Stay tuned.