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Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

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Winner of the first William Ah Ket Scholarship announced November 21, 2017

Tuesday 21 November 2017 A solicitor in a Victorian government agency is the first winner of the William Ah Ket Scholarship, a $5,000 prize named after the first barrister of Chinese heritage in Australia. K … Continued

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Maximum term contracts considered by the Commission: has their use expired? December 11, 2017

Last week, in what is a decision with potentially significant implications, the Fair Work Commission Full Bench has overturned the legal principle underpinning the widespread use of maximum term contracts. These contracts are a common … Continued

Bronwyn Maynard Special Counsel

Bronwyn has extensive experience advising on workplace relations and employment law matters, having specialised in that area since her admission as a lawyer in 2001.

Bronwyn works with private sector and government clients on a wide range of workplace issues, including discrimination and equal opportunity complaints and claims, workplace investigations, post-employment obligations including enforcement of restraints, performance and separation management, and employment-related aspects of restructures, mergers and acquisitions.

The clients Bronwyn assists are in a range of industries including: professional services; financial services; manufacturing, production and distribution; and healthcare.

She has a genuine desire to collaborate with clients to achieve their business objectives. To this end, when advising clients, Bronwyn acknowledges that there are a wide range of business considerations which impact on the way in which an organisation desires to handle a workplace matter or dispute.

When workplace disputes progress to litigation, Bronwyn puts her experience and knowledge into practice when managing that litigation, whether in the Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of NSW, Fair Work Commission or Industrial Relations Commission of NSW.

Bronwyn was identified by Doyle’s Guide 2016 as a Rising Star in Employment & WHS Law.

Legal expertise

  • separation management
  • post-employment obligations
  • discrimination and equal opportunity
  • workplace investigations
  • privacy obligations such as workplace surveillance
  • executive contracts
  • company policies
  • negotiation, and interpretation, of enterprise agreements
  • employment-related aspects of company restructures, mergers and acquisitions
  • employment-related aspects of administration and insolvency

Relevant experience

  • Advising on, and assisting to implement, a strategy to transfer the employment of approximately 1000 employees due to a restructure of a group of companies under a DOCA
  • Conducting a sensitive workplace investigation for a financial institution which had ramifications for the institution’s reputation. This investigation involved interviewing over 50 employees nationally. The report provided the institution with a concrete foundation for disciplinary action
  • Assisting a large national insurer in injunction proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Successfully obtained ex-parte orders to restrain an ex-employee from engaging in competitive activities. The substantive claim was resolved via a negotiated settlement
  • Advising a major company when evidence came to light that a group of employees were arranging, during work hours and using the company’s internal communication system, to buy, sell and consume prohibited drugs
  • Assisting a major company in respect to an investigation being undertaken by the Fair Work Ombudsman into the company’s supply chain
  • Advising a company in the avionics industry on, and representing the company in the Fair Work Commission due to a dispute being raised by ALAEA about, negotiation of the company’s first enterprise agreement
  • Acting for various NSW government departments in respect to discrimination and unfair dismissal claims
  • Advising a major company on obligations under the Privacy Act (Cth) in connection with transfer of personal information to overseas entities both in, and external to, the group
  • Advising a number of companies on separation arrangements in respect to CEOs/senior executives, including advising on restrictions in respect to termination benefits under the Corporations Act (Cth)