employment & workplace relations
Whether you have five employees or 500, Brown Wright Stein can help you better understand and manage your responsibilities as an employer.
We regularly advise and represent employers in relation to industrial relations and employment matters. Our team has experience working with hundreds of clients on matters such as code of conduct investigations, performance issues, absenteeism, discrimination claims, redundancy and other termination of employment issues such as review of action investigations, complex medical retirement issues and negotiating Certified Agreements and Australian Workplace Agreements.
Brown Wright Stein Lawyers represents clients before the Fair Work Commission, Anti-Discrimination Tribunal, Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Federal Court, Federal Magistrates Court and State courts. Peter Wright who heads up our employment team has acted for commercial clients in a variety of both contentious and non-contentious employment matters for more than 20 years.
our employment & workplace relations team are specialists in:
Employee performance and absenteeism issues
Enforcement of restraint of trade proceedings
Enterprise agreement negotiations
Fair Work Ombudsman investigations
Managing terminations & restructuring
Rights and entitlements of employees and employers in modern awards and enterprise agreements
The distinction between employee and independent contractor and sham contracting
Transfer of employment on sale of business
Unfair dismissal claims
Workplace policies - including workplace bullying, discrimination and harassment, work health & safety, drugs & alcohol, social media, computer use etc.
Work health & safety compliance, investigations and prosecution
Workplace bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination claims