OUR EXPERTISE

Employment

The biggest investment most organisations make is in their people. Managing workplace issues is vital for businesses to thrive. Our employment team has expertise in dealing with the full range of employment related litigation, as well as day-to-day HR issues and strategy. We do this in a way that is approachable, commercial and pragmatic. We work in partnership with you to resolve issues in the best way for your business.

Managing workplace issues requires in-depth knowledge of your business. Importantly, it also requires:

  • soft skills – empathy, understanding, listening and negotiating; and
  • a proactive approach to pre-empt, avoid and mitigate issues before they arise.

By using our in-house philosophy, we care for the interests of your business in employment matters, and understand the way your business operates.

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Shifting landscape.

Social, technological and economic factors have affected workplace cultures and practices in ways that all employers need to understand. These factors can have a significant influence on the industrial relations landscape.

In addition to the highest levels of technical knowledge and expertise, we provide practical, speedy and tailored commercial advice to our clients, taking into account the social, technological and economic environments specific to your business.

Expertise.

Always with our unique guiding in-house philosophy, we advise in the following areas:

  • business reorganisations and restructuring, including all aspects of the redundancy process and transfer of business issues.
  • confidentiality and non-compete arrangements.
  • director, restraint of trade and executive services agreements including employee share schemes, executive remuneration and termination benefits.
  • employment agreements and independent contract agreements.
  • employment issues in the rapidly evolving arena of social media.
  • employment litigation and disputes, including matters before employment courts and tribunals and authorities.
  • employment policies, manuals, procedures, workplace audits, workplace training and workshops, and consulting and secondment arrangements.
  • employment rights and relations – advising employers on discrimination issues and the practical implications of equal opportunity.
  • in-house HR advisory services.
  • major workplace changes including mergers, acquisitions, outsourcing and labour hire arrangements.
  • occupational health and safety.
  • performance management and termination of employment as a result of performance or misconduct.
  • unfair, unlawful or wrongful dismissals and unlawful termination claims.
  • workplace investigations.

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