A proactive approach to workplace relations, compliance and HR strategy will increase productivity and significantly reduce risk. Get it wrong – and your business will feel the full effect.
Too critical to get wrong
Workplace law changes at a far more rapid pace than other areas of law. The frequency of political change in Australia doesn’t make things easier for businesses and trade unions are desperate to add their ‘two cents worth’ on everything due to union relevance and membership numbers dwindling faster than ever before.
Add the uncertainty of people’s behaviour to the mix and you have a recipe for things to go 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.
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.
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.
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WPR Masterclass – Investigating Workplace Complaints
Conducting workplace investigations can be one of the most daunting workplace challenges that an HR Team can confront. Knowing whether a particular instance justifies or necessitates an investigation; who should investigate; and how to conduct the investigation to avoid putting the employer at risk, are crucial.
This interactive Masterclass conducted by Madgwicks Partner, Michelle Dawson (an LIV Accredited Workplace Relations Specialist) is both educative and practical in that it takes you through the process and incorporates a series of relevant activities and materials which participants can subsequently utilise in the conduct of workplace investigations within their roles.
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Anti-Discrimination & Equal Opportunity
Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Unlike other law firms, we won’t just write you a policy and hope that it sticks. Hope is not a strategy.View more details
Employment agreements are not a one-way street – they protect both the employer and the employee. But as an employer, you can protect your business from poor or under-performing employees, serious misconduct and even from employees taking confidential information or your customers with them if they decide to move on.View more details
Employment Termination & Disputes
There are many reasons an employer may decide to terminate an employee’s contract – including redundancy, poor or under-performance, or serious misconduct. But sometimes things are more heated and acrimonious. This isn’t the time to be taking action without professional advice.View more details
Human Resources Strategy & Support
Our clients consistently tell us that their three biggest HR challenges are risk management, workforce productivity and compliance. A combination of commercial and legal advice can help.View more details
Industrial Relations & Enterprise Bargaining
A proactive approach to industrial relations and enterprise bargaining can ensure that any disruption to your business is kept to a minimum.View more details
Workplace Training, Investigations & Mediations
Handling a workplace investigation quickly, discretely and within the law will give you the best chance of getting a desired result. Getting it wrong may end in your business being burned, twice.View more details