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

Employee not entitled to demand flexible work arrangements

Under the National Employment Standards, an employee who is the parent, or has the responsibility for the care of a child who is of school age or younger, is entitled to request a change to his/her working arrangements because of those circumstances (e.g. changes in hours of work, changes in patterns of work and working from home).
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Senate upholds new Fair Work Regulation clarifying offsetting rules for casual loading payments

As featured in previous issues of Workplace Insights, the Full Federal Court has held that an employee employed as a casual and ostensibly paid casual loading, was nonetheless entitled to payment of accrued annual leave upon termination of his employment – see WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018] FCAFC131. Employers are exposed to claims for […]
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Evidence is crucial when dealing with misuse of confidential information by former employees

Misuse of confidential information can be a significant cost to a business and ensuring the business has evidence of misuse is crucial to the success of the claim.
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