Industrial Relations

With the introduction of the Fair Work Act 2009, many businesses are faced with new and complex IR requirements. EI can help you to navigate and avoid workplace relations issues by drafting and lodging Enterprise Agreements, liaising with Fair Work Australia, and advising on good faith bargaining and protected industrial action.

The Act has introduced significant changes to industrial relations legislation, such as:

  • Good faith bargaining
  • Union rights of entry
  • Disputes and representation.

It has also introduced significant changes to unfair dismissal provisions and employees’ rights to bring claims:

  • New adverse action provisions which can prevent action being taken against an employee
  • Provisions against unlawful termination
  • Provisions relating to redundancies.
  • EI can help you avoid claims and represent you in all of the above legal matters.

    We believe that prevention is better than cure, and can also ensure that your workplace obligations are met in areas such as:

    • Maximum hours
    • Requests for flexible working conditions
    • Parental leave and annual leave
    • Personal and carer’s leave
    • Community service leave
    • Work on public holidays
    • Notice of termination and redundancy

    To talk to us about Industrial Relations, contact us via email or call now on (02) 8030 8888.