DWF Logo

Search

DWF Logo

            Employment & Industrial Relations

            DWF (Australia)’s specialist Employment and Industrial Relations team of highly skilled lawyers has significant experience assisting executives and management across diverse industry sectors to manage and resolve a broad range of employment issues.

            Our Employment and Industrial Relations team acts for government and corporate entities, including employers of all sizes from SME’s and NFP’s through to multinational companies. We assist our clients to resolve a wide range of issues, including: 

            • Effecting change in workplaces through mergers, acquisitions, restructures and termination of employment; 
            • Implementing enterprise agreements, employment contracts and consultancy contracts;
            • Putting in place alternative sources of labour such as contracting, labour hire and casual employment;
            • Drafting bonus and incentive schemes;
            • Advising on employee entitlements;
            • Interpretation of industrial instruments;
            • Advising on misconduct and performance management;
            • Advising on post-employment obligations, such as restraint of trade and confidentiality;
            • Managing ill and injured employees;
            • Responding to requests for flexible work arrangements;
            • Defending employment litigation in the Fair Work Commission including unfair dismissal applications, general protection claims and applications regarding industrial instruments;
            • Defending discrimination applications in Commissions and Tribunals;
            • Conducting employment litigation including breach of contract actions, claims for employee entitlements and interlocutory injunctions to enforce restraint of trade clauses; and
            • Responding to and taking industrial action. 
            Legal Insight

            Sweeping changes to annualised salaries: will your business be ready?

            04 September 2019

            In Sina Zevari’s recent article he looked at annualised salary arrangements and foreshadowed significant changes to annualised wage clauses in a large number of modern awards. In this article we take a look at some of the more onerous obligations for employers and what this could mean for your business.

            Matthew Smith

            • Principal Lawyer // Head of Employment, Safety & Regulatory (Australia)

            Mark Curran

            • Principal Lawyer

            Andrew Ross

            • Supervising Lawyer

            Sina Zevari

            • Principal Lawyer

            Matthew Giles

            • Senior Associate

            Jamie McPherson

            • Managing Director (Australia)

            Emily Dempster

            • Senior Associate

            Michelle Dawson

            • Principal Lawyer

            We use cookies to give you the best user experience on our website. Please let us know if you accept our use of cookies.

            Learn More

            Your Privacy

            When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. We mainly use this information to ensure the site works as you expect it to, and to learn how we can improve the experience in the future. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.
            Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change permissions. However, blocking some types of cookies may prevent certain site functionality from working as expected

            Functional cookies

            (Required)

            These cookies let you use the website and are required for the website to function as expected.

            These cookies are required

            Tracking cookies

            Anonymous cookies that help us understand the performance of our website and how we can improve the website experience for our users. Some of these may be set by third parties we trust, such as Google Analytics.

            They may also be used to personalise your experience on our website by remembering your preferences and settings.

            Marketing cookies

            These cookies are used to improve and personalise your experience with our brands. We may use these cookies to show adverts for our products, or measure the performance of our adverts.