Employment & Workplace Relations

A number of our senior lawyers are named in the Best Lawyers list and our employment team is ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific 2020-2022, which comments: ‘Regularly advises employers across the range of contentious industrial and employee relations matters, including union disputes, restraint of trade matters and workplace harassment. Also able to assist with the employment aspects of restructurings’.

Our leading employment law team offers expertise across all areas of employment and industrial relations law. We are also experienced litigators and advocates, representing clients in all types of employment-related litigation in the Fair Work Commission, anti-discrimination tribunals and the courts.

With six dedicated employment partners and a wealth of talent across our national team, we provide practical, commercial advice and strategic solutions to our clients. We partner with our clients to protect their interests, deliver their workplace strategies and, when the need arises, defend them from employment-related claims.

Our team is experienced in handling sensitive, high-profile matters where reputation is paramount. We manage these cases with care and with the high level of service for which we are known.

We advise on:

  • discrimination and equal opportunity;
  • industrial relations;
  • migration services;
  • privacy;
  • restraints of trade, employment claims and transfer of business issues; and
  • work, health and safety.

We serve public and private organisations that are based locally or offshore with Australian interests. They operate in a range of industries, including manufacturing, banking and financial services, insurance, education, mining, aged care, retail, film and television, storage and distribution, construction, recruitment, agribusiness, information technology, horticulture and transport.

Awards and recognition

Chambers 2022

Employment (VIC & NSW)

Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2022 logo
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 and 2022

Labour and Employment

The Legal 500 ASIA Pacific Leading Firm 2022

Key contact

Employment lawyer Karl Rozenbergs advises clients in adverse action claims, on negotiating enterprise agreements and much more.

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Minimum wage increase 2022: wages rise by 5.2% for the lowest-paid

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