Employment & Workplace Advisory


Whether you are one of Australia’s leading manufacturers or you manage a team of software developers, people are at the core of every organisation.

Proactively managing your employees is not only essential for compliance - it plays a vital role in retaining quality employees and ensuring the sustained viability of your organisation.

Led by Partner Lara Radik, our Employment & Workplace Advisory team guides organisations, from mid-size businesses to large multinationals, assisting them in effectively managing their workforce, while minimising legal risks.

We have advised government, private and listed clients across multiple industries – from construction, mining and resources through to not-for-profit, real estate and professional services.

We are regularly sought after to defend claims brought by employees, respond to regulator investigations or prosecutions, advise in relation to disciplinary action, or draft employment contracts and policies and procedures.

When advising on a workplace issue, we take the time to understand not only the immediate issue but also any broader issues which may need to be addressed. We combine our deep knowledge of employment law with a commercial approach to provide tailored, up to date, and proactive solutions relevant to our client’s unique needs and goals.

Operating as an extension to our client’s team, we help organisations create a productive and compliant workplace, while minimising risks and organisational liabilities. Our goal is to ensure clients receive support and guidance throughout the legal process and achieve resolutions with long-term success.

Lara is a sought-after speaker on workplace law issues and is recognised as a Leading Employment Lawyer (Employer Representation) – Queensland in Doyles Guide.

We advise on:

  • Employment advisory
    • Agreements (including employment agreements, contractor agreements, enterprise agreements, confidentiality agreements)
    • Industrial instruments
    • Policy drafting and interpretation
    • Transfer of business
    • Due diligence
    • Restraint of trade issues
  • Employment dispute resolution and litigation
    • Workplace disputes and prosecutions
    • Workplace investigations
    • Termination and redundancy
    • Unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying claims
    • Unfair dismissal and adverse action claims
    • Union disputes (including right of entry)
  • Work Health & Safety
    • Crisis management
    • Statutory liability
    • WH&S training and workshops
    • Workers’ compensation (review and appeal)
    • Workplace accidents
  • Privacy
    • Policy development (including privacy policies and data breach response plans)
    • Training and implementation
  • Employment Practices Liability

The team

Lara Radik


Andrew Shute


Featured insight

Workplace Advisory Gazette (7th edition)

The 7th edition Workplace Advisory Gazette examines a number of cases of general application, including cases relating to dismissals arising from disparaging comments made about employers and clients, the classification of workers in the gig economy, and the recovery of damages paid by an employer as a result of the serious misconduct of an employee.

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