Charles draws on over 20 years of skills, expertise and experience in workplace relations and safety law. In addition to legal practice, Charles has served as an associate to a senior deputy president of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission. In 1995 and 1996 Charles served as a Canberra-based adviser to a federal government minister.
Charles was accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria in 2006 as a workplace relations specialist. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Employment Law Practical Handbook, with over 4,000 subscribers nationally.
Charles has been recognised by Best Lawyers as a leading practitioner in Labour and Employment Law since 2013.
Charles gives legal advice and representation to organisations and individuals in all areas of the discipline, including:
Charles and his team provide all the legal services required by Scentre in the area of workplace relations and safety. This includes representation of the company in OHS matters and negotiation of enterprise agreements
In addition, Charles and his team deliver all the employment law services for many notable Australian organisations including RMIT Training, carsales, Ansell, PZ Cussons, Clemenger, Bluescope and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
Charles also represents a range of employers in the industry superannuation sector including MTAA Super, ISPT, LUCRF, Industry Superannuation Australia, IFM, Maritime Super, Industry Fund Services and Cbus Property.
04 Feb 19 to 29 Nov 19 - Sydney
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27 August 2018 - Knowledge
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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.
02 July 2018 - Knowledge
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22 May 2018 - Knowledge
#Workplace Relations & Safety
On 8 May 2018, the Victorian Parliament repealed the Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic) (Current Act) and passed the Long Service Act 2018 (Vic) (New Act). The New Act introduces key changes to Victorian employees’ long service leave entitlements including long-awaited reforms which are more favourable for parents.