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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:

  • practical, accessible, responsive and effective advice
  • an emphasis on identifying and devising strategies to best meet our their objectives
  • a focus on preventative measures and dispute resolution rather than litigation.

Legal expertise:

  • drafting employment contracts, workplace policies and other guidelines
  • advising and acting on the implementation of industrial strategies, including implementation of workplace agreements
  • advising on disciplinary processes and workplace investigations
  • advising on termination of employment issues and procedures, including, for senior executives, in respect of options, bonus entitlements, directorships and public announcements
  • defending unfair dismissal and wrongful termination proceedings
  • advising on the implementation of and acting in proceedings concerning the enforcement of confidentiality and non-compete provisions
  • advising employers in respect of unlawful discrimination, unlawful termination, harassment and bullying complaints and acting in proceedings in respect of these complaints
  • advising in respect of transmission of business issues
  • advising employers in respect of employer sponsored migration (457 visa scheme) including application for approval as a standard business sponsor, visa applications and advising on employer compliance issues

Our experience:

  • Drafting employment agreements, implementing remuneration strategies for senior executives and advising on relevant Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) issues for a national natural gas infrastructure organisation
  • Drafting various employment documents for a national business including template Executive Services Agreement together with “shadow” equity structures
  • Drafting standard employment contracts, dealing with industry standards and award entitlements for a national radio network
  • Defending unfair dismissal proceedings for a national postal organisation and responding to sexual harassment and sex discrimination complaints in the Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Advising a peak film body on the negotiation of an enterprise agreement including advising on the requirements of the Commonwealth Government and liaising with DEEWR regarding the Bargaining Framework
  • Undertaking investigations into bullying complaints and defending proceedings alleging disability discrimination for a statutory agency
  • Advising a national outdoor advertising organisation on a suspected breach of restraints of trade and confidentiality obligations by former employees

 

Key People

Charles Power | Melbourne
Benjamin Marshall | Melbourne 
Stephen Trew
| Sydney
Michael Selinger
| Sydney
Rachel Drew | Brisbane
Justine Ansell
| Brisbane 


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Holding Redlich partner, Charles Power, is editor-in-chief of the Employment Law Practical Handbook a comprehensive, alphabetically organized, easy to understand guide to Australian workplace law. Written in layperson terms, the Employment Law Practical Handbook will help you protect your business and stay on the right side of the law.

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