The industrial relations environment is complex and ever changing. A business that invests in future growth and places value its workforce creates an environment of positive productivity and a successful workplace culture.

Our approach allows employers to successfully navigate the evolving employment landscape and remain focussed on their commercial strategy. We ensure our clients remain compliant with all legislative requirements while also implementing tailored workforce management strategies.

Our areas of expertise in employment, industrial relations and occupational health & safety include:

  • Preparing employment contracts (including executive contracts)
  • Developing employee incentive schemes
  • Drafting and negotiating enterprise agreements
  • Developing tailored workplace policies
  • Formulating industrial relations strategy and managing industrial action
  • Restructuring and redundancy
  • Restraint of trade and confidentiality
  • Award interpretation and compliance
  • Transfer of business
  • Performance management
  • Employment termination and related obligations
  • Employee/contractor issues
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Workplace investigations
  • Intellectual Property in employment
  • Professional disciplinary tribunal appearances

Harwood Andrews prepare contractual and policy documentation, conduct litigation in all state and federal courts and appear before the Fair Work Commission. We robustly defend employers in court proceedings across all jurisdictions, and when necessary, bring actions to protect their commercial interests.

Our litigious practice includes:

  • Unfair dismissal and adverse action claims
  • Complaints of sexual harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Defending prosecutions by the Fair Work Ombudsman
  • Contractual obligation enforcement including restraint of trade

EMPLOYMENT, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY contacts

Jim Rutherford
Principal
Harwood Andrews
03 5226 8579|  0409 258 512
jrutherford@ha.legal

Sonia McCabe
Senior Associate
Harwood Andrews
03 5226 8558
smccabe@ha.legal

 

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