Employment, Workplace Relations and Safety

Our Employment, Workplace Relations and Safety Team works with both individuals and employers to assist with employment and industrial relations issues.  We work closely with our client’s 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 employment, industrial relations and safety disputes and litigation.  We provided employment advice to businesses, government and embassies.

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. 

Our expertise includes:

•  Right of Entry disputes
•  Unfair dismissal
•  Entitlement advice
•  Code of Conduct
•  Dismissal, redundancy or termination
•  Managing an employment contract - disputes and negotiation
•  Advising on the requirements of workplace laws relevant to the organisation and how best to meet these
•  Enterprise agreements
•  Advocacy in industrial courts and tribunals
•  Workplace Health and Safety , including practical assistance about how to discharge workplace health and safety obligations
•  Public Sector Employment Law - including code of conduct inquiries, training and litigation
•  Preparing and advising on appropriate documentation including employment contracts, Award interpretation, enterprise agreements, executive service agreements and incentive and bonus arrangements
•  Advising on people management, including policies and procedures, Work Health and Safety duties for the organisation and its officers, discrimination sexual harassment, performance management, termination of employment and HR Governance issues
•  Protection of an organisation’s goodwill including restraints of trade and confidentiality obligations, and
•  Advising and representing organisations in circumstances involving unfair dismissal, workplace rights and other employment-related claims.

We understand that the cost of expert legal services is a critical consideration and we work with our clients to agree upon appropriate fee arrangements. For example, a number of our clients engage us on a monthly fixed fee basis in order to offer certainty in terms of expenditure.

What is 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 in Employment and Industrial Relations. He maintains his status as an Accredited Specialist, by renewing his certificate to practise the law and membership of the NSW Law Society, plus he regularly updates his skills and knowledge in Employment Law and Industrial Relations.  Will can advise on matters in the ACT.

Your next steps:

For Employers:

  • To get an accredited specialist on your case now contact us
  • Improve your technical network and understanding of HR issues and concerns by registering your HR Manager or CEO for MV's free quarterly Employment law workshops: email us
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