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What we do

  • Adverse actions—investigation, claim and dispute management, executive liability and briefings, alternative dispute resolution and litigation
  • Bullying, harassment & discrimination—risk management, policy development, training, investigation, executive liability and briefings, claim and dispute management, alternative dispute resolution and litigation
  • Employment contracts & disputes—contract drafting, post-employment restraints, injunctions, disciplinary proceedings, mediation and litigation
  • Employment litigation & dispute resolution—claim and dispute management, dispute strategies, executive liability and briefings, alternative dispute resolution and litigation
  • Executive liability—briefings, claim management and risk mitigation
  • Governance & compliance—regulatory compliance, policies and procedures, executive briefings and training
  • Independent contractors—arrangements and agreements with labour hire firms and contractors, and contractor management systems
  • Industrial relations & disputes—enterprise agreement and award coverage, right of entry, workplace rights, dispute strategies and industrial action orders
  • Legal briefings & training—executive briefings on governance, liability and regulatory change and training for employees and managers on key workplace issues
  • Managing injured workers—policy and procedures, inherent requirements assessments, return to work plans, termination of employment, workers' compensation, industrial relations and regulatory compliance
  • Policies & procedures—codes of conduct and workplace, drug and alcohol, equal opportunity, bullying and harassment and appropriate workplace behaviour policies
  • Privacy—policy and procedure, compliance with general privacy principles and information provided to third parties
  • Regulatory prosecutions—Fair Work Ombudsman investigations and prosecutions, ICAC proceedings, disciplinary proceedings and prohibition and improvement notices
  • Remuneration—enterprise bargaining, modern award employees, executive remuneration, superannuation, human resource planning, performance management, employment contracts and disputes
  • Restructuring—resourcing implications of business restructuring, agreement provisions for redundancy and liability for accrued entitlements
  • Terminations & unfair dismissal—investigations, claim and dispute management, mediation and litigation
  • Transition of business—resourcing implications of business acquisitions and divestments, agreement provisions for redundancy, liability for accrued entitlements and continuity of service

What others say

"They're very commercial, very good at expressing things in plain English and very responsive. I've never had any difficulty at all in getting through to the most senior people at the firm." Client quoted in Chambers Asia Pacific 2013

Recent experience
APT Technology v Matthew Aladesaye
On behalf of engineering consultant APT Technology, our Employment team successfully obtained an injunction against a former APT employee.
OAMPS - Enforcing post-employment contractual obligations
OAMPS wanted to protect the companies’ goodwill. OAMPS sought interlocutory injunctions to enforce the restraint provisions in the employees' contracts, preventing them from working with a direct competitor and soliciting clients.

Team leader

Roland Hassall
Partner
t: +61 2 9260 2449+61 2 9260 2449
m: +61 404 828 222+61 404 828 222
o: Sydney