Employment, relations & safety
Maintaining a stable, productive and safe workforce can mean the difference between success and failure. Commercial objectives, performance and reputation depend on the successful management of employment relations and work health and safety issues.
For both private and public sector clients, our team provides succinct advice and persuasive representation covering Federal and State employment relations and health and safety legislation.
We provide practical, timely, and cost effective advice. In exploring options, our recommendations recognise that industrial decisions are often driven by strategic considerations rather than short term legal consequences.
Our team is one of the leading public sector employment relations advisory teams in the country and is often called upon by public sector departments and agencies to handle sensitive and urgent industrial relations matters.
Our team understands that safety and responding on an urgent basis to incidents matters to you and your business, protecting both your workforce and your commercial reality.
Our expertise covers all aspects of compliance and risk management. We work closely with our clients to develop and implement health and safety policies and procedures, including tailored and ongoing training.
With increasing responsibility on company directors and officers, the ongoing operation of your business and its future are at stake when facing an investigation or prosecution. For many years we have advised and supported employers through investigations, to defend prosecutions, provide advice about alternative options, and to provide representation before the courts.
With our knowledge of the ever-changing legal landscape relating to immigration, we help our clients ensure their companies keep projects on track by negotiating EMAs to guarantee the ongoing supply of workers.
The reality is that employment relations and safety issues are rarely straight forward. We get to know our clients’ business and understand their industry so that our advice is tailored, commercial, and practical.
We take employment issues seriously. Because we know you do.
To find out more, contact Michael Moy
Senex Energy Limited
Drafted and implemented Safety Management Plans for a major project in development for increased gas production for the east coast gas market.
Large Aged Care Provider
Negotiated a new single enterprise agreement, including leading bargaining negotiations, advising on terms and communications to stakeholders and drafting the new enterprise agreement.
Large Manufacturing Company
Provided advice and litigation assistance regarding the dismissal of employees involved in the theft of over $445,000.
Successfully advised in relation to a claim brought by Together Queensland on behalf of public sector doctors claiming backpay due to an interpretation of the medical officers certified agreement.
State Government Department
Facilitated external investigation into 11 serious allegations of corruption against five employees of a state government department.
Protected the interests of two regional Councils in separate Coronial Inquests relating to local infrastructure issues.
Represented a not-for-profit entity in Federal Circuit Court proceedings brought involving its former CEO.
Acted on behalf of the Queensland Government in its arbitration of the Federal Public Sector Award and the Queensland Government Ambulance Services Determination.
Listed as First Tier for leading Workplace Health and Safety Law Firms in Queensland and Recommended in Australia – Doyles Guide 2017
Listed as a Leading Employment Law Firm in Queensland – Doyle’s Guide 2016