Commercially practical solutions. On-call advice. Strategies that fit into the long-term vision of your business.
Managing your team can be a challenging part of business. Workplace relations covers more than the seemingly straight-forward affairs of employee recruitment, engagement, and termination. A raft of conditions and matters arise both during and after the employment relationship. Prevention and problem-solving go hand-in-hand. Pre-emptive strategies can streamline your HR systems while responsive advice smooths over any trouble spots.
Coulter Roache has a full-time practice in workplace relations with a focus on providing strategic legal advice to both public sector and private industry clients across Victoria and throughout Australia.
From your immediate need to resolve a dispute, to your long-term desire to provide a safe and harmonious workplace, our expert team of workplace relations lawyers deliver high-level strategic advice to guarantee your business can continue to concentrate on its core purpose.
We provide practical, cost-effective counsel to businesses, big and small, on all aspects of employment law. We keep you informed about changes in the law and educate you about your responsibilities as an employer.
We can help you minimise risk by ensuring robust systems and programs are in place to safeguard your business. We also advise on how complementary training programs can be utilised to keep both management and staff alike abreast of HR best- practices employee rights and obligations, and changes to the law.
Carefully drafted employment contracts and well-executed policies make a solid platform for safeguarding your business and employees, while developing a more efficient business model and enjoyable workplace environment for all.
Our Workplace Relations team is led by our Managing Principal, Martin Reid. We are trusted advisors to many large organisations – including the Transport Accident Commission, the Geelong Football Club, Thornton Engineering, Southern Star Windows, McColl’s Transport and Quiksilver.
Our team of employment lawyers regularly advise clients in:
- unfair and unlawful dismissal
- industrial relations – including enterprise agreements and collective bargaining
- occupational health and safety
- modern awards
- employment contracts
- restructuring and redundancies
- consultancy and independent contract arrangements.