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 Employment taxes expertise
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:
04 December 2023 - Knowledge
The fixed term employment contract reforms will limit the duration of fixed term employment contracts with several exceptions. We discuss the reforms and how employers can prepare.
29 November 2023 - Knowledge
In this article, we provide a snapshot of the Code and Regulations for managing the risk of psychosocial hazards in the workplace and discuss the steps an employer or PCBU can take to meet their obligations.
23 November 2023 - Knowledge
Changes to the Closing Loopholes Bill aim to provide fairer conditions to gig economy workers whilst maintaining freedom and flexibility.
22 November 2023 - Knowledge
In the second instalment of our 2 part series, the Fair Work Commission has considered the Secure Jobs flexible working request dispute provisions for a second time and has addressed the types of reasonable business grounds which may support a requirement to return to the office.
22 November 2023 - Knowledge
The Fair Work Commission has considered the Secure Jobs flexible working request dispute provisions for the first time and has set out the key requirements for a proper flexible working request and has also considered what constitutes a “disability”.
08 November 2023 - Knowledge
We explore the duty for employees in Commonwealth departments and agencies to follow lawful and reasonable directions in employment contracts and examine what constitutes a reasonable decision.
01 November 2023 - Knowledge
In this instalment of our series on employment contracts, we delve into policy clauses and the associated risks to your business in respect of these clauses.
25 October 2023 - Knowledge
With the festive season fast approaching, we highlight the workplace risks that end of year events can present and provide employers with strategies to manage employee conduct.
24 October 2023 - Knowledge
The NSW Parliament has passed new amendments to the state’s Work Health and Safety Act that will double the maximum jail time and penalty rates for category 1 offences from 1 July 2024.
23 October 2023 - Knowledge
The Australian Human Rights Commission has released a fact sheet that guides employers on how to meet their duty to eliminate unlawful behaviour under the Sex Discrimination Act. We look at what the guidance suggests.
12 October 2023 - Knowledge
Following the High Court’s rejection for appeal in JMC Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation , we highlight the importance of comprehensive written contracts in determining employment status and take a look at how the labour definition of employee operates in the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992.