Industrial lawyers based in Newcastle
Australia’s industrial law system aims to maintain a strong safety net for employees while providing greater flexibility and choice for both employers and their staff in the workplace.
Engaging the services of an experienced Newcastle-based industrial lawyer to ensure effective compliance with industrial law is essential for local businesses.
Industrial law, also referred to as industrial relations or workplace relations, is complicated. The law regulates interactions between employers and employees and their representatives and the prevention or settlement of industrial disputes.
The challenge for employers is to maintain effective relationships while complying with their various obligations under the Fair Work Act and tribunals.
Settlement of industrial disputes
We have extensive knowledge of the relevant legislation and its application. Our team of industrial lawyers can pre-empt potential workplace disputes and successfully manage them through conciliation and arbitration, or by negotiated agreement.
Our business-focused industrial lawyers have expertise in:
Australia's industrial law framework
For most businesses in Australia, no matter how many employees you have, the fundamentals of the relationship are legislated by the Fair Work Act.
As set out in the Fair Work Act and other workplace legislation, the key elements the industrial law framework are:
Australia’s workplace relations laws are enacted by the Commonwealth Parliament. The practical application of the Fair Work Act in workplaces is overseen by the Fair Work Commission and the Fair Work Ombudsman.