Ben is a Special Counsel with over seven years of experience specialising in the area of workplace relations and safety, during which time he has developed extensive knowledge and expertise in all aspects of that discipline.
Ben provides advice and representation to a range of clients from ASX-listed companies to small business owners across numerous industries including hospitality, retail, manufacturing, professional services, health, government and sport.
Ben’s approach is to work closely with his clients to build trust and gain an in-depth understanding of their businesses, enabling him to provide practical and tailored solutions that align with clients’ objectives and motivations. He acts for many high profile organisations where reputation management is a key consideration, and has assisted clients to reduce or avoid any adverse publicity, even in the face of significant public interest.
In addition to the fundamental elements of workplace and industrial relations law, such as employee management, discipline and dismissal; discrimination; award and enterprise agreement interpretation and disputes and post-employment obligations, Ben has significant expertise in:
Ben specialises in providing advice and strategic recommendations to assist clients to prevent or minimise their exposure to legal risk in respect of all employment-related matters.
This includes advice in respect of:
Ben’s litigation experience includes:
07 October 2020 - Knowledge
#Workplace Relations & Safety, #COVID-19
A recent Fair Work Commission ruling further highlights the risks for employers of dismissing an employee by electronic means without a face-to-face meeting.