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Employment & industrial relations

A perennial debate for business owners is how best to balance the needs of their valuable employees with operational demands.

Being an employer is a double-edged sword. When a team is focused and working in accord, it seems easy to get the job done. On the other side – disputes, infighting, and litigation can be morale sapping, expensive and even reputation destroying.


An employee’s role is more than just a contract, and success at work influences an employee’s health, wealth and happiness – as well the success of the employer. Considering that we all spend more time at work than eating, housework and leisure combined, it is not surprising that things can and do go wrong, personalities collide and careers are impacted.

At Redchip we understand that, whether you are an employer or a worker, a pragmatic approach is best when dealing with employment and industrial relations issues.

Redchip’s Employment Law team navigates the complex matrix of State and Federal laws, contracts, awards and enterprise agreements. We provide practical advice in language that you can understand, to reduce the risk or severity of employment battles.

Our employment services for both employers and employees encompass:

  • Redundancy
  • Restraint of trade provisions
  • Confidential information and intellectual property
  • Engagement of workers
  • Transfer of business obligations
  • Performance management
  • Disciplinary matters
  • Equal Employment Opportunity obligations
  • Contractual matters

Redchip’s Employment Law team is there to set your employee structures up right at the outset, and help you if and when things go wrong.

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Robert Champney

Associate Director

Robert strives to identify the key issues early in any dispute and to deliver pragmatic, commercial advice to protect and advance his client’s...

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Gavin Barnes

Director

Redchip was established by Gavin Barnes in the mid-1990s based on an instinct that business owners and entrepreneurs would respond positively to...

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Rebecca Forsyth

Lawyer

Clients rely on Rebecca’s holistic solutions and down-to-earth advice to help them through their disputes, insolvency and commercial...

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