Cardillo Gray Partners launched in 2017, bringing together two divergent legal minds in Tony Cardillo and Stuart Gray. Tony, with a 30-year history as a reserve legal lawyer with the Royal Australian Air Force, and Stuart, a lawyer with a specialist focus on representing emergency services officers with respect to their criminal, industrial and personal injury rights.

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Industrial Law

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.

Industrial relations matters require the expert guidance of Cardillo Gray Partners’ industrial lawyers. We understand the need to maintain a balance between all parties - from the owners and shareholders, to the employees, to unions, tribunals, and the Fair Work Ombudsman - and the importance of negotiation in the workplace.