workplace relations & safety

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 workplace relations & safety team are specialists in:

  • Award compliance

  • Employment contracts

  • Employee performance and absenteeism issues

  • Enforcement of restraint of trade proceedings

  • Enterprise agreement negotiations

  • Fair Work Ombudsman investigations

  • General protections

  • Managing terminations & restructuring

  • Redundancies

  • 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

  • Workplace investigations


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