Rosemary Roach

Partner

Qualifications: BA/LLM (Hons)

Industries

Practices

Rosie has over 20 years' experience in employment, industrial, work health and safety and discrimination law.

Rosie has assisted clients with large and diverse workforces, across a variety of industries on all aspects of employment law and industrial relations, from sensitive disciplinary matters to dealing with complex industrial strategies and litigation.

Rosie enjoys getting to know her clients and their business imperatives.  Rosie understands how important it is to communicate legal issues in a manner that makes sense to the client and addresses their objectives.

Clients appreciate the calm, thoughtful and pragmatic approach Rosie brings to each issue, no matter the size or complexity.

Experience

  • Employment and Industrial Relations
    • Drafting contracts of employment and related employment policies and procedures.
    • Advising in relation to the effective management of performance management and disciplinary issues, including in relation to misconduct, bullying and harassment.
    • Advising in relation to workplace investigations, including undertaking investigations on behalf of clients.
    • Advising in relation to compliance with the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), including advice on the National Employment Standards.
    • Advising in relation to compliance with modern awards and enterprise agreements, including the interpretation of awards and agreements, assisting employers to undertake payroll audits and the management of underpayment issues.
    • Advising in relation to redundancy, workforce restructuring and transfer of business under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).
    • Providing strategic advice in relation to enterprise bargaining negotiations, including assisting employers to draft enterprise agreements, assisting employers to navigate the approval process before the Fair Work Commission and the management of bargaining disputes and industrial action.
    • Appearing before the Fair Work Commission, Federal Court of Australia and/or Federal Circuit Court of Australia on behalf of employers in numerous unfair dismissal applications, general protections applications and industrial disputes.
    • Providing tailored client training in relation to employment and industrial issues.
  • Safety
    • Advising in relation to work health and safety obligations in connection with various worksites.
    • Advising in relation to workplace incidents, including initial incident response and investigations by the safety regulator.
    • Acting on behalf of employers in work health and safety prosecutions and subsequent coronial proceedings.
    • Providing tailored client training in relation to work health and safety obligations.

Awards and recognition

Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2020-2021
Leading Employment Lawyers (Employer Representation) – (Western Australia)
Best Lawyers in Australia 2022
Labour and Employment Law

Professional Membership

  • Law Society of Western Australia

Latest thinking

Employment & Workplace Relations | 30 Nov 2021

New WA debarment regime: consequences for suppliers that contravene WHS and employment duties

In what the Western Australian Government is claiming as an ‘Australian-first’, a new supplier debarment regime will commence on 1 January 2022.