Our Workplace Relations team engages in its clients with the understanding that employment law and industrial relations do not occur in a vacuum. We aim to get close to our clients and work with them to maximise workplace outcomes, for both employer and employee.
Our clients include large publicly listed companies, not-for-profit organisations, small and medium sized businesses and individuals. Our expertise and experience covers a wide range of industries including - manufacturing, construction, aged-health care, on hire services, financial services, retail and the property sector.
Whether it is unfair dismissal, unlawful termination or wrongful dismissal, termination of employment is one of the most difficult issues in the workplace. Aside from the impact of the decision, a challenge to the fairness or legality of an employer’s conduct involves considerable management time and expense to resolve the dispute. We assist clients to:
The onus on businesses to provide a healthy and safe workplace is an increasingly important area of attention within workplace relations law. Taking a proactive approach to understanding and meeting a company’s statutory obligations in the workplace can avert the potential for civil and criminal penalties to be imposed on employers and their company officers.
Our workplace relations team can assist and advise on a range of aspects of Occupational Health and Safety, including:
When industrial disputes arise we provide advice and assist clients to manage and resolve industrial claims, strike, bans and limitations.
In particular, the recent Fair Work Act amendments have created complexities that may effect operations, both at a State and Federal level. To advise and assist clients to manage these complexities we:
The members of our team have, combined, nearly five decades of experience in advising and representing employers, including all major workers compensation insurers in NSW, in all aspects of workers compensation.
We are conscious of the very high cost of workers compensation claims to employers as well as the overlapping issues with other employment related issues such as work health and safety, termination of employment and anti-discrimination laws.
The range of our services includes: