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Employment Law

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Chris Scarrott



Our Employment lawyers are true specialists in this area of law.  We have experience acting for a wide range of employer clients from both the public and private sectors, and for individual employees.

Our employment team came to us from Cullen - The Employment Law Firm, which has a reputation for excellence in all aspects of employment law.


We have an extensive history of assisting and representing employers in a wide range of situations including employment relationship problems, performance management issues, employment law compliance and corporate support.

We provide cutting edge support to high end commercial and public service clients and offer a team of experienced employment law professionals who possess an invaluable depth of business expertise.

  • Employment Relationship Problems
  • Managing Performance
  • Individual/Collective Employment Agreements and Contractor Agreements
  • Collective Bargaining & Industrial Action
  • Investigations
  • Restructuring and Redundancy – “Change Processes”
  • Employment Law Compliance
  • HR Audits

We have represented employees in employment related matters for over 15 years.  Accordingly our team has a wealth of knowledge of employment practices and the laws relating to rights employees can expect to enjoy in the workplace.

  • Employment Relationship Problems
  • Performance Management Issues
  • Individual/Collective Employment Agreements and Contractor Agreements
  • Collective Bargaining and
  • industrial action
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Health and Safety
  • Restructuring and Redundancy
  • Your rights

A mediator is an independent third party that assists parties in dispute to explore and resolve their problems. A mediator doesn’t take sides, give advice, or determine the outcome of disputes.

Under employment legislation, mediation is the primary problem-solving mechanism for employment relationship problems. Generally, parties must attempt mediation before having a dispute heard in the Employment Relations Authority or Human Rights Review Tribunal.

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