Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety

The system of regulation of employment and industrial relations in Australia is complex and constantly changing.  Having successful employment relationships—whether as an employer or employer—depends on knowing how to work within the system, and how to develop and maintain strong connections.

We can help you navigate the employment and industrial relations system with certainty and clarity, and enhance the relationships that are so pivotal to the success of the system.

MV Law’s team of expert employment and industrial relations lawyers has more than 40 years’ combined employment and workplace relations law experience.

We have worked with clients in a diverse range of industries (including Commonwealth, State and Territory government, construction, higher education, banking and finance and FMCG), and understand and apply best practice in employment and industrial relations matters.

The MV difference

Whether you are a business, an employee or a contractor, we can help you understand your rights and obligations in the workplace. We can support and assist you in relation to your employment and workplace relations matters, including any disputes that may arise.

As Canberra’s trusted employment and workplace relations lawyers, we have built a reputation for our passion, commitment and collaborative approach to your employment and workplace relations needs.

At MV Law, we can help you by advising and assisting in relation to:

  • Employment frameworks
  • Contracts of employment
  • Enterprise bargaining/drafting enterprise agreements
  • Industrial strategy and issues (such as right of entry and industrial action)
  • Employee entitlements
  • Performance Management
  • Employee Conduct
  • Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying
  • Termination of employment
  • Compliance
  • Change management
  • Sale or purchase of a business
  • Dispute resolution and employment litigation
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Workplace investigations (including APS Code of Conduct investigations)
  • Workplace policies and procedures
  • Workplace training

Our experienced employment and workplace relations lawyers take great pride in working closely with you to understand your needs and to develop strategic and pragmatic solutions to what are often tricky workplace issues.

If you are an employer, developing an ongoing relationship with you means that we can work as your trusted advisor and also as a cost-effective HR partner, able to provide quick, ad-hoc advice as you need it. We can also help to create frameworks that will support and sustain the relationship between your business and your workers, and provide security and protection for your business.

We also offer our clients regular forums and ongoing training, so you are up-to-date on the latest legal updates and topical employment and workplace relations issues.

Unfortunately, sometimes unsafe work systems can result in personal injury to employees. If you have been injured at work (physically or mentally) then you may be entitled to compensation.

Your entitlements may arise from a workers compensation claim (which is a no fault system in the ACT) or a common law negligence claim (if your injury was caused by your employer’s negligence).

If you were injured in the ACT, we can assist you to understand your rights and ensure that the compensation you receive is fair and in line with your entitlements. Contact us to understand what avenues might be available to you.

Be empowered with workplace and employment solutions from our expert team.

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