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:
01 July 2020 - Knowledge
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the former operator of a Sydney accounting firm, UHY Sothertons Sydney Pty Ltd for allegedly failing to pay entitlements owing on termination of employment in the context of a sale of business
30 June 2020 - Knowledge
A recent Tribunal decision highlights the importance of employers consulting their employees when effecting workplace policy changes, and to be mindful when these changes are inconsistent with the relevant industrial requirements.
23 June 2020 - Knowledge
The first company to be convicted of industrial manslaughter in Queensland has been sentenced in the District Court and fined $3 million. We review the case and outline key lessons for employers.
17 June 2020 - Knowledge
A ruling from the Full Bench of the Federal Court has confirmed that annual leave, compassionate leave and personal leave is payable to employees who have been incorrectly regarded by employers as long-term casuals.
16 June 2020 - Knowledge
WorkCover has accused the Australian Federal Police of failing to stop more than a decade of bullying against staff, seeking an indemnity and to recoup compensation. What can employers learn from this case?
10 June 2020 - Knowledge
Absenteeism is costly to Australian businesses and the economy at $44 billion per year and costs another $34 billion per year for presenteeism; employees not being able to fully function at work due to illness, according to Dr. Scott Allison, Director, Workplace Medicine Australia.
03 June 2020 - Knowledge
Providing much needed clarification during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Court has confirmed stood down employees have no entitlement to paid personal leave under the Fair Work Act.
02 June 2020 - Knowledge
With no "snap-back" in sight, leaders in construction and tourism are warning of swathes of further job losses after JobKeeper expires at the end of September
26 May 2020 - Knowledge
We look at a recent Fair Work Commission decision that condemned an employer for not complying with the order to reinstate an unfairly dismissed employee back to her original work location and “wage theft”.