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Experienced in workplace safety and employment law

Workplace & Safety

We know that employment laws are constantly evolving. We provide employers with immediate, expert and commercially-focussed advice to help them meet their changing obligations and create productive and positive workplaces.

Our highly experienced Workplace Relations, Management and Safety team understands that employment is all about managing relationships – within and outside of an organisation. We’re widely recognised for our experience and expertise in all workplace issues.

We take a holistic approach to workplace matters. We will work in partnership with you and not as an arms-length advisor, to help you tackle existing challenges as well as identify and avoid potential issues. We work collaboratively with employers and employees to help workplaces cope with changing laws and create an environment that attracts and retains their biggest asset; their staff.

Clients benefit from our full service firm – we’re a ‘one stop workplace shop’ for employers. We provide specialised advice on recruitment, human resources, industrial relations and occupational health and safety. We also advise clients on employment contracts, termination and performance management processes, complaint investigations, workers compensation, regulatory requirements and insurance/public liability claims.

We act for businesses throughout Australia and in a diverse range of industries including automotive, defence, resources, manufacturing, health and the public service. Our team has represented local government authorities and major corporations, including major insurers, as well as utilities providers, mining companies, small to medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organisations.

Download a free copy of our ‘Compact Legal Guide to HR’ e-book to use in your workplace 

Key Services

  • Workers compensation claims and disputes management for self-insurers
  • Employment litigation in State and Federal Courts and Tribunals
  • Contracts of employment – drafted to support business flexibility
  • Employment entitlement advice including in relation to transfer of business
  • Advice in relation to redundancy issues and business restructures
  • Unfair dismissal and general protections claims
  • Advice on work health and safety issues and incidents
  • Enterprise bargaining support and strategy
  • Engaging and legally compliant training delivered to staff on key risk areas (bullying and harassment, safety obligations)
  • Prompt and commercial advice – on the phone, by email or in person

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