Practice Areas

Industrial Relations & Employment Law

Our Industrial Relations and Employment team has extensive experience in advising on all issues that affect workforces.

They act mainly for employers and always aim to provide solutions to the issues they are briefed on. Their advice is practical, timely and cost effective.

Areas of Practice

  • Effecting change in workplaces through mergers, acquisitions, restructures and termination of employment generally
  • Implementing enterprise agreements, employment contacts and consultancy contracts
  • Putting in place alternative sources of labour via contractors, labour hire and casual employment
  • Drafting bonus and incentive schemes
  • Advising on employee entitlements
  • Interpretation of industrial instruments
  • Reviewing HR policies
  • Advising on misconduct and performance management
  • Advising on post-employment obligations, such as restraint of trade and confidentiality clauses
  • Managing ill and injured employees
  • Responding to requests for flexible work arrangements
  • Defending employment litigation in the Fair Work Commission, including unfair dismissal applications, general protection claims and applications regarding industrial instruments
  • Defending discrimination claims in discrimination Commissions and Tribunals
  • Conducting employment litigation in Superior Courts, such as breach of contract actions, claims for employee entitlements and interlocutory injunctions to enforce restraint of trade clauses
  • Responding to and taking industrial action

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