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EMPLOYMENT LAW AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Clients look to Jennifer Beck to guide them through the legal, commercial and reputational risk that is associated with employment, the Work Health and Safety Act issues, and industrial relations.

There are few other areas of law in Australia that have undergone such radical and constant change than that of Workplace laws. We have seen the introduction of the Fair Work Australia Act in 2009, the Work Health and Safety Act in 2011, sexual harassment and bullying claims seem to be on the rise.

Jennifer has acted for employers, employees, contractors and government departments in respect of employment law issues. This diversity of client base ensures that Jenniferís advice is grounded in a practical, objective and independent framework.

Jennifer has been appointed by Westpac to sit on its Arbitration Panel as an arbitrator of employment disputes.

Jennifer delivers training programs to keep staff up-to-date on OHS law, compliance issues, dealing with contractors and developments in personal liability to ensure management and staff understand safety legislation, how it works in practice and how to comply.

Jennifer has been trained in root cause analysis and is familiar with a range of incident investigation methods. Jennifer has practical experience with the incident investigation process. This enables Jennifer to provide informed and critical advice on legal issues associated with these investigations and to assist clients achieve the desired safety and risk management outcomes arising out of investigation findings.

Jennifer has appeared in Queensland and New South Wales before the Fair Work Tribunal, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Tribunal, and Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

CLARENCE CHAMBERS

L21/133 Castlelreagh Street, Sydney 2000

t: +61 2 8076 6016
m: 0428 926 387
e: jbeck@lawasia.com.au