Our specialist team has extensive experience acting for employers in both the public and private sector and across a range of industries.
We understand the legal risks associated with human resource management. We focus on preventative measures and deliver training workshops and support designed to keep our clients out of disputes.
We balance the technical aspects of employment and industrial relations law with a focus on addressing what can often be complex business issues facing our clients. As part of our approach, we look to understand the business imperatives behind our clients’ workplace strategies and to structure our advice in the context of these imperatives.
If a workplace dispute arises for a client, we offer alternative resolution processes. If litigation is necessary, we use our specialist knowledge of the relevant law, workplace disputes and courts and tribunals to develop a legal process that will best achieve success for the client.
Our experienced workplace relations lawyers assist clients with all issues relating to senior executives and board members in respect of employment and safety issues.
In any merger, acquisition, sale of business, in-sourcing, out-sourcing or restructure arrangement there are critical employment and industrial issues which can affect the success of the project. Our expert workplace relations lawyers assist and advise on these issues to ensure our clients' interests are best protected.
Our specialist Workplace Relations Group has extensive experience acting for employers in both the public and private sector and across a range of industries. We understand the legal risks associated with human resource management.
We offer our clients:
Our specialist Workplace Relations Group has extensive experience acting for employers in both the public and private sector and across a range of industries. We understand the legal risks associated with industrial relations. We understand that the rules governing collective bargaining have become more complex and at the same time the issues that employers need to address have become more varied.
We offer our clients:
We advise employers in respect of complaints of unlawful discrimination and act in defending proceedings in this regard. We also advise employers on governance structures to adopt in order to address these matters as well as how best to investigate and deal with complaints or issues as they arise.
Businesses face significant risks in the management of ill or injured workers. Our workplace relations lawyers are able to assist you in reducing these risks while at the same time ensuring you can achieve a productive and engaged workforce.
Employers need to be aware of the privacy protections that apply to monitoring and surveillance in the workplace and the importance of policies and procedures in this area. Our specialist Workplace Relations Group has significant experience advising employers on a range of privacy issues.
Skilled work force shortages present one of the most critical challenges to Australia. Businesses operating in Australia (or seeking to operate in Australia) increasingly rely on international recruitment to meet their workforce needs.
Holding Redlich advises companies on all aspects of international recruitment, including the implications for human resources and risk management strategies.
Our expertise includes:
A key to the success of any business is the protection of its valuable confidential information and customer connections. We advise clients in respect of the implementation of measures to protect confidential information and restraints of trade as well as act in their enforcement.
We offer our clients:
Workplace Health & Safety (WH&S) impacts at all levels of the public and private sectors and all industries. We understand that it is important for the overall performance of a business and not just because of legal compliance.
Our clients regularly seek our advice and assistance in managing their obligations as well as when incidents occur.
Our WH&S team has extensive experience in advising on all aspects of workplace safety, including:
We act for principals, developers, contractors, managers and consultants in both the public and private sectors. Our clients range from major institutions and government entities to specialist consultants and subcontractors.
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We deliver in-house training for representatives of our clients in all relevant areas of employment, industrial and safety law. This is a key service that we offer to minimise an employer’s legal risk. We regularly conduct training on a variety of topics and for all levels, from the boardroom to the office or “shop” floor.
The types of training we have recently conducted for specific clients include:
We will always look to tailor our training programmes to ensure they best meet the particular training objectives of our clients and regularly work in with their human resource and legal staff in developing and conducting this form of training.
Employers increasingly need to deal with statutory regulators in respect of employment and industrial matters. We have a broad range of experience in dealing with regulators on these matters.
Our specialist Workplace Law Group has extensive experience in all aspects of workplace relations law. We understand the legal issues relating to recruitment, engagement and termination of employment, as well as the matters that arise both during and after the employment relationship.
We offer our clients:
However, when litigation is needed, we have the expertise and experience to run matters in all jurisdictions.
We provide a comprehensive employment and industrial relations service to our clients.
Areas of experience and expertise include:
We have broad experience across a range of industries, including:
19 September 2018 - Knowledge
Australia Post has called on motorists to take more care and be alert to postal workers after 768 posties were injured on Australia’s roads in the past financial year.
18 September 2018 - Knowledge
The ACT Court of Appeal has recently upheld a Supreme Court decision to overturn an award of nearly $100,000 in damages for personal injuries in circumstances where it determined the employer provided adequate training to its employees.
10 September 2018 - Knowledge
It is increasingly common for remedies to be sought by employees who have lost their jobs due to their conduct utside of the workplace. A series of recent cases have highlighted the need for employers to proceed carefully when dealing with these situations. These cases also demonstrate that such conduct can, in many circumstances, be inconsistent with employment obligations.
06 September 2018 - Knowledge
Staff claiming to have been underpaid at Flight Centre subsidiary Travel Money Oz are taking their case to the Fair Work Commission. This comes after former Flight Centre staff came forward with claims of underpayment and bullying at the travel giant.
05 September 2018 - Knowledge
A Western Sydney company has been fined more than $110,000 after a 20 year old worker’s hand was crushed by a hydraulic brake press. Duct Australia Pty Ltd, a sheet metal company in Wetherill Park, was sentenced at the District Court of NSW for failing to ensure the health and safety of its workers.
30 August 2018 - Knowledge
A union representing a group of cleaners has successfully argued that the loss of a longstanding contract by an employer was not an ordinary and customary turnover of labour, and no exception to the requirement to provide redundancy pay existed.
27 August 2018 - Knowledge
The Fair Work Commission cannot entertain an unfair dismissal claim unless the termination of employment was at the employer’s initiative. In a recent decision, an employee was unsuccessful in arguing he was forced to resign due to the conduct engaged in by his employer in by initiating an investigation into his misconduct.
22 August 2018 - Knowledge
The controversial WorkPac decision of the Full Federal Court last week (WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene  FCAFC 131) has rejected the commonly understood position that an employee designated as a casual under an award or enterprise agreement is a casual for all purposes.
22 August 2018 - Knowledge
Queensland Government safety inspectors did not personally inspect, review or audit the Thunder River Rapids Ride at Dreamworld for almost seven years prior to the accident in 2016 that killed four people.
14 August 2018 - Knowledge
Following a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission, modern award-covered employees are now entitled to 5 days’ unpaid family and domestic violence leave each year.
08 August 2018 - Knowledge
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO)’s proactive approach in its role of monitoring the 2.24 million active businesses in Australia has caught out a myriad of employers whose employment practices contravene the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act).