Employment relations & safety
Maintaining a stable, productive and safe workforce can mean the difference between success and failure in business or for government. Commercial objectives, performance and reputation depend on the successful management of employment relations and work health and safety issues.
Our team advises and represents both private and public sector clients in all aspects of the employment relationship under federal and state employment relations and health and safety legislation. We provide practical, timely, and cost-effective advice.
We assist clients with employment contract and policy drafting, workplace compliance, investigations, restructuring and workplace change management, employment and industrial relations litigation, work health and safety advice, compliance and prosecution assistance, enterprise bargaining and dispute management. We also advise governments on policy development and legislative reform initiatives.
Our team is one of the leading public sector employment relations advisory teams in the country and is often called upon by public sector departments and agencies to handle sensitive and urgent industrial relations and work health and safety matters.
Our clients include multi-national corporates, domestic enterprises and federal, state and local government departments and authorities.
We also assist our clients manage the ever-changing legal landscape relating to immigration, to ensure the ongoing access to the best available workforce.
The reality is that employment relations and safety issues are rarely straight forward. We get to know our clients’ business and understand their industry so that our advice is tailored, commercial, and practical.
To find out more, contact Michael Moy
Senex Energy Limited
Drafted and implemented Safety Management Plans for a major project in development for increased gas production for the east coast gas market.
Gold Coast City Council
Acted in a coronial inquiry regarding a fatality which included assisting with preparing witness evidence.
Successfully represented Thiess in an appeal in the Fair Work Commission which overturned a decision refusing to approve an enterprise agreement for a new mining operation.
Large Manufacturing Company
Provided advice and litigation assistance regarding the dismissal of employees involved in the theft of almost $500,000.
Successfully advised and represented Queensland Health in all aspects of the award modernisation process.
Queensland Ambulance Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service
Successfully represented both the Queensland Ambulance Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service in arbitrations of enterprise bargaining negotiations in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.
Listed in Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific for Employment Law in Australia 2019
Listed in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific for Labour and Employment Law in Australia 2018
Listed in Doyle’s Guide for leading Workplace Health and Safety Law Firms in Queensland 2019
Listed in Doyle’s Guide for Leading Workplace Health and Safety Law Firms in New South Wales and Australia 2019
Listed in Doyle’s Guide for Leading Employment Law Firms (Employer Representation) in Australia 2019
Listed in Doyle’s Guide for Leading Employment Law Firms in Queensland 2018