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:
16 April 2019 - Knowledge
Victoria is the latest state to make industrial manslaughter a criminal office, with employers who are found to be negligent to face a maximum of 20 years' imprisonment. Fines of up to $16 million will apply for corporate offenders.
09 April 2019 - Knowledge
An employee’s termination of employment for posting for 9000 critical – and anonymous - tweets has prompted the question of whether there has been a could be a contravention of constitutional freedoms.
02 April 2019 - Knowledge
The Governor-General has made changes to the Fair Work Regulations to modernise the right of entry scheme that allows union officials to enter workplaces
02 April 2019 - Knowledge
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined freight company Vellex Pty Ltd $8000 after one of its contracted trucks allegedly failed to comply with the safety requirements for its load of flammable liquids in Newcastle.
01 April 2019 - Knowledge
Employers conducting workplace investigations should be alert to ensuring legal professional privilege is correctly established and maintained over investigation material.
19 March 2019 - Knowledge
Section 195 prohibition notices have been served on Wongawilli Mine near Appin, preventing the operation of underground conveyors at the site. In response to a series of recent reported roof falls, NSW Resources Regulator inspectors attended the mine to review the risk controls in place to protect workers from roof failure.
13 March 2019 - Knowledge
Managers who are aware of breaches of workplace laws in their business may be personally liable for those contraventions, even if they did all they reasonably could to try to fix the breach, according to a recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
12 March 2019 - Knowledge
The operation of Australia’s Work Health & Safety laws have received an overall tick of approval in an independently conducted Review. However, big changes are in the pipeline to address the ‘confusion and complexity’ faced by Australian businesses in the areas such as incident notification, consultation, indemnities for fines and union right of entry. Businesses will also face increased penalties and the introduction of an industrial manslaughter offence as part of the recommendations proposed in the extensive review, which the government is due to respond to in late 2019.
06 March 2019 - Knowledge
The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal has upheld an appeal by the Attorney General against the inadequacy of a sentence ordered against Macmahon Mining Services Pty Ltd in 2016. The company pleaded guilty and was convicted in the District Court on 19 August 2016 for an offence under section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
05 March 2019 - Knowledge
The ABCC has launched proceedings against the AMWU and two of its organisers after they allegedly threatened to shut down a Melbourne site unless the employer hired several workers.