Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety

Hunt & Hunt workplace relations, employment and safety experts provide a truly integrated service covering the full range of workplace, employment and safety issues.

Our team represents private and public sector employers in various industries, across the following services:

  • workplace change strategies
  • industrial relations strategy and union disputes
  • disciplinary action and dismissals
  • pre-employment procedures
  • bullying conduct – investigating and addressing
  • discrimination and sexual harassment
  • defending all types of employment related litigation at the Fair Work Commission, all state and federal courts and tribunals
  • transfer of business issues on outsourcing or insourcing of services or mergers and acquisitions dealing with employee issues of any nature
  • enterprise agreements – planning, implementation, negotiation, lodgement and interpretation
  • award interpretation
  • executives – remuneration, entry and exit strategies
  • confidentiality, IP and restraints of trade
  • workplace investigations
  • long-term injured employee and ageing workforce issues
  • privacy
  • employment contracts
  • investigations carried out by regulators, including state ombudsman and anti-corruption bodies
  • workplace policies and training
  • workers' compensation
  • workplace training for managers and staff
  • workplace health and safety – including critical incident management advice, policy implementation and defending prosecutions.

We understand that it is critical that you work with lawyers who are not only experts in the law, but who also understand your needs, your business and the industry in which you operate. Our team is renowned for its responsiveness and sound legal advice that enables commercial decision-making.

We work closely with our clients to ensure their policies and practices are not only legally compliant but are also aligned to their business objectives. Our strategic advice can help you avoid expensive and time consuming litigation by resolving potential conflicts at the earliest possible stage. We prioritise communication and conciliation to explore early and appropriate resolution, rather than confrontation.

Clients rely on our proactive and strategic advice, our robust and practical responses to individual and collective disputes; and our leading-edge expertise in managing litigation or advising in new and developing areas of workplace law.

If litigation or the threat of industrial disputation is unavoidable, we will act quickly to help you reach the best and most cost-effective outcome. Our lawyers have an excellent record of successful outcomes.

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