Too critical to get wrong

The Madgwicks Workplace Relations team will help you best prepare your business to minimise the risk of workplace conflicts, provide a safe and fair workplace for your employees and comply with constantly evolving laws and legislation. From employment law, industrial relations, workplace investigations and occupational health and safety, to workers compensation, workplace change and restructuring, mediation and training, the Madgwicks Workplace Relations team can assist.

We’ll also back you on disputes – whether they’re brought against your business, you personally, or you are pre-empting (or seeking to avoid) a fight with a disgruntled worker. Our team has worked on a number of very significant and high profile cases and has substantial experience in getting favourable outcomes for employers.

At Madgwicks we know that a fundamental part of a business is its people. Our Workplace Relations team understands the delicate nature of employment and workplace issues and is renowned for its knowledge and expertise. The team’s focus is on assisting clients to achieve their commercial and workplace cultural aims by managing people-related risks and to find solutions to complex employment/employee situations.

Being proactive, understanding risk and preventing conflict are the best strategies for handling legal issues when it comes to the workplace and employment. Our skilled Workplace Relations team hosts regular discussion groups for HR executives and senior managers to ensure their business is on the front foot in issues relating to people and the workplace.

Our services include:

  • Employment law
  • Industrial relations
  • Enterprise bargaining
  • Restraint of trade
  • Employment agreements
  • Employment terminations and disputes
  • Independent contractors
  • Anti-discrimination and equal opportunity
  • Workplace investigations
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Transfer of business
  • Workers compensation
  • Strategic workplace change and restructuring
  • Workplace mediation
  • Workplace training
  • HR strategy and support

Our Experts

Thought Leadership & Past Experiences

Employers can’t set off loading to stop casual employees “double dipping”

The Federal Court has confirmed that an employee engaged as a casual but where there existed a “firm advance commitment as to the duration of the employee’s employment or the days/hours the employee will work” is entitled to paid annual...
27 May, 2020

New Stand Down Powers Under JobKeeper

Further to our JobKeeper article, a new Part 6-4C has been introduced to the Fair Work Act 2009. This temporary provision authorizes employers eligible for JobKeeper to exercise new more flexible powers to stand down employees who cannot be usefully...
15 April, 2020

Coronavirus and the Law: Unpaid Pandemic Leave and Annual Leave changes to Modern Awards

On 8 April 2020, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) issued a decision to temporarily vary 99 modern awards by inserting a new Schedule X – Additional measures during the COVID-19 pandemic (Schedule). The Schedule provides for employees to take unpaid...
9 April, 2020