Employment Law, Workplace Relations and Safety

Our Employment, Workplace Relations and Safety Team assists both individuals and employers with employment and industrial relations issues.  We work closely with our clients to provide practical advice and cost effective solutions.

Employment law advice for employers
Management of an organisation’s people is crucial to its success. We help our clients to understand their employment landscape and the options available to them. While our focus is on avoiding conflict in the workplace and facilitating productive relations, our team has considerable experience in alternative dispute resolution and litigation.  We provide employment advice to businesses, government and embassies.

Supporting human resources professionals and business owners

  • Drafting, updating and negotiating employment contracts
  • Day to day trouble-shooting and guidance
  • Employee entitlement advice
  • Fair Work Act and Modern Awards compliance audits
  • Advising on workplace health and safety obligations
  • Managing under performance
  • Drafting bespoke policies and procedures for your business  
  • Discrimination and harassment advice
  • Strategising terminations, redundancies and summary dismissal
  • Advising on Restraints of trade and confidentiality obligations
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Training

Industrial advice

  • Right of entry disputes
  • Advocacy in industrial courts and tribunals
  • Protected industrial action, including protected action ballot order applications
  • Secondary boycotts and coercion
  • Industrial torts

Workplace Relations Management Plans

  • Drafting Workplace Relations Management Plans
  • Advising on compliance with the Tendering and Performance of Build Work Code 2016 (Cth)
  • More reading on WRMPs

Enterprise Agreements

  • Assessing award coverage and industry compliance
  • Drafting Enterprise Agreements
  • Assisting with negotiation strategy
  • Managing Fair Work Commission approval process
  • Enterprise agreement implementation and coverage advice

The next step for employers:

  • To get an accredited specialist on your case now, contact us
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Employment law advice for individuals

When it comes to your primary source of income - your job - we understand that getting advice about your rights needs to be quick, cost effective, comprehensive and friendly.  Our expert team of employment lawyers includes an Accredited Specialist in Employment Law. 

  • Preparing and advising on employment contracts
  • Entitlement advice and payment claims
  • Discrimination and general protections claims 
  • Performance management advice
  • Code of Conduct advice and representation
  • Dismissal, redundancy, and termination
  • Unfair dismissal and wrongful termination advice and representation
  • Advocacy and support persons for disputes 

Your next step:

  • Get an accredited specialist on your case now click here

What does accredited specialist mean?

To become a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist a solicitor must have practised law full-time for at least five years and worked in their area of legal specialty for at least three years. William Ward is an Accredited Specialist in Employment and Industrial Law. To gain status as an Accredited Specialist, Will passed the Law Society’s rigorous assessments and must continue to regularly update his skills and knowledge through formal training to keep the accreditation current.  Will can advise on matters in the ACT.