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The Employment Law & Industrial Relations practice group specialises in all aspects of employment law and industrial relations in both State and Federal jurisdictions, including in relation to:
The practice group also provides litigation services in all jurisdictions, including the Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Human Rights Commission, the Industrial Relations Commission and the Supreme Court.
We also advise and represent agencies in WHS prosecutions and assist with dispute resolution, whether by informal discussion, conciliation or mediation.
Addison v Commissioner of Police, NSW Police Force  NSWCATAD 99, involving a person's capacity to intimidate members of the community and other outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) members and the criminal conduct of other OMCG members are significant considerations when determining whether that person is not fit, in the public interest, to have possession of a firearm under s. 73(1) of the Firearms Act 1996.
RMS v Leeman  FWCFB 5772. The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission upheld a finding that if a NSW statutory corporation is relevantly a "trading corporation" for the purposes of s. 51(xx) of the Constitution (as RMS was found to be) that is, a constitutional corporation, then the Fair Work Commission has jurisdiction to make stop-bullying orders under the Fair Work Act 2009.
Davie v Industrial Relations Secretary (Department of Justice, Corrective Services NSW) (No. 2)  NSWIRComm 1056. Public Service employers do not have unfettered power to dismiss senior executives and the privative provision in s. 58(7) of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 does not extend to exclude the Commission's jurisdiction to hear claims under s. 213 of the Industrial Relations Act 1996.
17 Nov 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.