Australia’s complex workplace laws are evolving rapidly. We understand the industrial law challenges faced by employers in complying with ever-changing requirements. We work to ensure we understand our clients’ businesses and wider industry norms. We also ensure that our clients understand what the law requires of them, and regularly provide our clients with guidance on how to implement regulatory changes efficiently.

Our team members have personal experiences in owning and operating businesses with 30 or more full time, part time and casual employees and contractors.

We partner with our clients to deliver practical and commercial solutions to the issues they face, taking into account their workplace culture and the need to maintain constructive relationships.

Our clients include manufacturing companies, transport providers, financial services, insurance providers, retailers, communications and IT companies, building and construction companies, and health care providers.


  • industrial relations strategy

  • workplace investigations

  • payroll and wages auditing and remediation

  • employment and contractor agreements

  • Work Health and Safety

  • enterprise agreements

  • enterprise agreement balloting

  • advocacy representation


Assisted Curragh Coal Mine in development of industrial relations strategy.

Prepared various employment (full-time, part-time, and casual employees) and contractor agreements for business in various industries hoping to engage prospective employees at various levels of experience and requiring unique terms to be contained in their respective agreements.

Acted in a bakery / café business lease multiple employee dismissal matter. Employees underpaid and not paid entitlements matter.

Undertook an audit of compliance of a nationwide company with applicable employee awards over a 5-year audit period. This included assistance in correction where non-compliance occurred, including State Payroll tax, income tax, and Fair Work Commission issues.

Negotiation and drafting of enterprise bargaining agreements for numerous clients.

Mediated numerous claims for harassment, workplace issues and wrongful dismissal.

  • Steve Hodgson
  • Bernadette Mcshane

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