Employment & Labour
We are committed to partnering with our commercial, not-for-profit and major government clients for their long-term success.
Our clients require prompt assistance, with a solution that demonstrates knowledge of their organisation. Our most common service is sounding board advice to HR Professionals within companies that need to head off a growing issue. That advice could be in relation to a performance management issue, a post-engagement restraint enforcement issue, the engagement of a new independent contractor, a workplace health and safety incident, an up-coming negotiation for a new enterprise agreement, or numerous other matters that may arise and affect a company’s workforce.
We receive the most satisfaction when we assist in creating a solution that avoids disruption, increases efficiency or improves the workplace’s culture. We recognise that litigation and industrial action can affect workplaces, if a battle must be waged, we will maximise the chances of success, but during the process we will not lose sight of the organisation’s key objectives.
Due to our high level of responsiveness, deep commercial understanding and ability to explain legal concepts clearly and concisely, our clients think of us as a valued part of their business, which is why so many of them have retained our services for years.
The areas in which we can assist include EEO and discrimination, employment contracts, employment disputes & litigation, enterprise bargaining, flexible work requests, ill and injured workers, independent contractor agreements, industrial action, privacy, restraints, taxation & superannuation, training in workplace laws, unfair dismissals, underpayments, whistle-blowers, work health & safety and workplace investigations.
Prof Andrew Stewart
18 February 2020
Employment Relations Podcast #6 – Overview of National Employment Standards...Read More
19 August 2019
Consultation opens on proposed ASIC Regulatory Guidance for mandatory private-sector...Read More
19 February 2019
Extended private sector whistleblowing protection scheme, with amendments, becomes lawRead More
02 December 2018
New Directors’ and Officers’ exposure to personal liability under Security...Read More
20 August 2018
Food delivery service “gig economy” operators under the industrial spotlightRead More
16 August 2018
Do Performance Improvement Plans constitute ‘Reasonable Management Action’?Read More
13 August 2018
Incoming private-sector whistleblower protection laws – Preparing for the new...Read More
13 February 2018
Unauthorised employee absences: Full Bench abandons automatic terminationRead More
13 February 2018
Driving to independence: Fair Work Commission finds ride-share drivers are...Read More
13 November 2017
Can an employer sue its former employee for pre-employment misrepresentations?Read More
20 September 2017
27 October commencement for franchisor liability under “vulnerable worker” workplace...Read More
22 March 2017
Worried about workers’ compensation claims? High Court confirms directions to...Read More
21 March 2017
Independent Umpires, Merits-Based Applications and the Disutility of Sunday Work–...Read More
07 February 2017
South Australian Parliament passes the Surveillance Devices Act 2016 (SA)Read More
23 February 2016
The Fair Work Commission confirms its anti-bullying jurisdiction does not...Read More
23 February 2016