In today's highly competitive business environment the successful management of workplace relations has a significant impact on an organisation's reputation and performance. It is vital that an organisation ensures that its human resources policies and procedures reflect developments in Australia's workplace relations laws and technology to avoid potential pitfalls and adverse publicity.
The effective management of employment, industrial relations, occupational health and safety and discrimination issues are important for all organisations at every stage of the employment relationship.
Allens workplace relations team works closely with its clients to ensure that their human resources policies and procedures achieve 'best practice' in a way that is consistent with their business objectives.
We provide a full range of services including advice on:
- employment contracts;
- termination disputes, unfair dismissal actions and unfair contract claims;
- the preservation of confidential information and intellectual property;
- anti-discrimination actions;
- accident investigations; and
- coronial inquests and prosecutions under OH&S legislation.
Dedicated team of experts
Our experienced team provides clients with the full spectrum of workplace relations services throughout Australia and Asia to help minimise workplace issues, protect corporate reputation and promote clients as employers of choice.
Our team advises clients on employment contracts, awards, enterprise bargaining and agreements, termination of employment, consultancy agreements, restraint of trade, legislative and policy developments, incentive and reward schemes, outsourcing arrangements, discrimination, superannuation, occupational health and safety, equal opportunity and sexual harassment.
Understanding our clients and their needs
We understand that a specific legal solution is not always the best solution – it all depends on the organisation's business objectives. Accordingly, we place great importance on getting to know our clients and their specific business needs in order to formulate the best course of action in the circumstances.
We offer our clients workplace visits to advise on potential health and safety risks (including personal liability for directors and corporate officers). We can also review existing documentation and assist you in drafting policies and procedures.
Our trained and accredited mediators can also negotiate union demands and pursue industrial dispute hearings to deal with strikes, bans and picket lines. However, where litigation is unavoidable, our experienced lawyers act promptly to defend clients' interests in court.