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Workplace and 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.

Key Services

  • Workers compensation claims management
  • Advice on occupational health, safety and welfare policies and procedures
  • Enterprise bargaining
  • EA and IFA drafting
  • Contracts of employment
  • Modern award interpretation and phasing
  • Business transmission advice
  • Advice in relation to redundancy issues and business restructures
  • Performance management issues
  • Investigation and prosecution of fraudulent workers compensation claims
  • EEO management
  • Unfair dismissal claims
  • Training and development
  • Underpayment claims
  • Asbestos litigation

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