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
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Thinking| 24 Mar 2020
COVID-19 update for employers: Can employees of organisations providing ‘non-essential services’ be stood down?
The indefinite suspension of ‘non-essential’ services and gatherings in response to the COVID-19 crisis has given rise to many legal questions for employers. One key question is: 'If my business cannot operate, can staff be stood down?'
Thinking| 17 Mar 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is set to weigh heavily on the Australian economy. The OECD’S Interim Economic Outlook for March has confirmed that the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on economic prospects is severe. Workplaces are being forced to contain costs and manage the significant financial impacts of the pandemic.
Thinking| 12 Mar 2020
On 11 March 2020 the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic, and the emergency has continued to escalate.