Employment and industrial relations law goes to the heart of how we manage our industries, our organisations and our people. It covers a vast array of issues that need to be understood and dealt with every day - from complex industry matters through to workplace change.
There is a need for lawyers with depth of experience in both employment and industrial relations law - people who can represent you in a difficult industrial dispute one day and give practical advice on being a good employer and avoiding litigation the next.
Building on this quality of experience, our philosophy is simple - our approach straightforward. It is to cut through the complexity, understand the problem and find the best outcome for the client.
Focus areas include:
negotiation and enforcement of industrial agreements and awards
occupational health and safety, discrimination, workers' compensation and superannuation
defending prosecutions under industrial legislation
resolving industrial disputes including civil actions relating to union conduct
advising on wage fixing principles and practice
all manner of employment disputes and litigation, including proceedings under the Fair Work Act 2009