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 Workplace relations for employees expertise.
We have broad experience across a range of industries, including:
21 October 2020 - Knowledge
A finding by the NSW Ombudsman means organisations should carefully review any safety enforcement notices, and assess whether the notices were issued without a reasonable belief that a contravention exists or under instructions by another person.
20 October 2020 - Knowledge
A Full Federal Court decision has confirmed that employers may be required to make superannuation contributions, even if an independent contractor is not an employee under common law.
14 October 2020 - Knowledge
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in court against the operator of a Brisbane café alleging breaches including that employees were partially paid in food and drink.
07 October 2020 - Knowledge
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.
07 October 2020 - Knowledge
The pandemic has caused a series of rapid regulatory changes at both the Federal and State level. We provide a Q&A on the latest updates to help you navigate the current state of play.
06 October 2020 - Knowledge
The Fair work Commission has extended the life of award flexibility provisions designed to assist employers to deal with the impact of COVID-19 and has introduced laws to make parental leave more flexible.
30 September 2020 - Knowledge
A Fair Work Commission decision sheds light on whether a ‘genuine redundancy’ occurs when an employer creates a new role similar to the redundant role within one month of dismissing the employee.
29 September 2020 - Knowledge
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses has seen the Fair Work Commission determine a number of applications to vary redundancy pay and recent decisions have confirmed its limited powers to reduce payouts.
22 September 2020 - Knowledge
We look at a case where an employer did not owe their employee a duty of care to prevent psychiatric injury because they took reasonable steps to manage her performance.
16 September 2020 - Knowledge
The Fair Work Commission has reversed an ‘unreasonable’ JobKeeper enabling stand down direction that reduced an employee’s hours disproportionately to other team members and with no prior consultation.