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Louise is an employment lawyer specialising in employment, workplace relations and safety law.
Louise regularly advises clients on the management of the workplace relations aspects of major change projects; legal and tactical responses available to industrial action both protected and unprotected; planning for, negotiating, developing and implementing enterprise agreements; safety incident management; defending regulator safety prosecutions; strategies unions utilise to frustrate change including challenging employer compliance with consultative and dispute procedure obligations; general protection, discrimination and unfair dismissal claims and union right of entry entitlements; Fair Work Commission applications; performance management and the drafting and interpretation of employment contracts; enforcement of restraint provisions; and IR strategy and EA planning workshops.
Louise also regularly appears on behalf of clients in the FWC, Anti Discrimination tribunals and the Federal Court.
Advised on the industrial relations strategy to restructure the operation and successfully remove numerous historical restrictions in workplace arrangements on how work was organised, including restrictions on the use of contractors and hours of work.
Undertook an industrial relations risk assessment on a number of proposed Greenfield developments and assisted in the assessment of the preferred head construction contractor. Drafted provisions for the contract arrangements, advised on the relationship between the programs of work and minimising the potential for industrial disruption through off site assembly and worked with site management on the construction demobilising and commissioning strategy to be utilised.
Advised on and appeared before the FWC in protracted proceedings to enable a major change to employment conditions and work arrangements that delivered significant savings and productivity improvements.
Ranked as a leading Employment lawyer.
Ranked as a leading Employment lawyer
Recommended in Employment law
Listed as a leading lawyer in Labour and Employment Law
Listed as a leading lawyer in Occupational Health & Safety Law