Our Employment & Workplace Relations Law team deliver expert advice and guidance on employment matters such as:
Our clients rely on our advice to ensure that they remain compliant through appropriate contracts, agreements and policies.
Our clients also call on us to run independent employment and workplace investigations.
As well as advising on contracts and policies, we are able to respond to Fair Work Commission (FWC) and anti-discrimination tribunal applications, Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) investigations, provide advice on industrial relations strategies, and to work with managers to give them the skills and knowledge to run procedurally fair processes and investigations.
We have acted for some of Australia’s largest employers and draw on that experience to help our clients manage the legal risks associated with workplace relations.
14 April 2020
In a decision on 8 April 2020, the FWC varied most awards. Every employee will be entitled to take up to 2 weeks’ unpaid leave if required to self-isolate. An employee and their employer may agree to the employee taking twice as much annual leave on half pay (including leave loading).
27 March 2020
News Update - The FWC to decide on changes to Clerk’s Award tomorrow - measures include: (1) Employers can direct employees to take annual leave (2) Employees can agree to a temporary reduction of working hours (3) Employers can have a close down with one week’s notice