A number of our senior lawyers are named in the Best Lawyers list and our employment team is ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific 2020, 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
- 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.
‘Industrial relations work is the core strength of Hall & Wilcox’s “fast, sensible”, “knowledgeable and extremely commercial” practice, which also handles smaller-scale employment matters and workplace health and safety’
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
Employment & Workplace Relations| 22 Jan 2021
Whether a private employer can direct its employees to be vaccinated is a multi-faceted issue. The central question is whether an employer’s direction to be vaccinated is lawful and reasonable.
Employment & Workplace Relations| 18 Dec 2020
The Australian branch of international cosmetics company Lush has entered into an enforceable undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman, and undertaken to back pay employees over $4.4 million.
Employment & Workplace Relations| 15 Dec 2020
The introduction of the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 on 9 December 2020 represents what could be the biggest shake up to Australia’s industrial relations system since the commencement of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) on 1 July 2009.
Employment & Workplace Relations| 01 Dec 2020
Employers for many months have been struggling to understand and ensure compliance with the decision of the Full Federal Court in May on WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato. This could all be reversed, however, as the High Court has now granted WorkPac special leave to appeal the decision.