Lindy advises on employment law, with a particular focus on industrial relations, employment, anti-discrimination and work health and safety law. Lindy has significant experience in all employment-related litigation, including before the Fair Work Commission, the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and VCAT. She has advised clients from the private sector and from all levels of government in both Victoria and New South Wales. Lindy is also the firm's Innovation Partner.
Advised several clients on bargaining matters, including protected industrial actions, pre-approval requirements, better off overall analyses and approval decisions. This includes the City of Melbourne, Whitehorse City Council, Development Victoria and Costco Wholesale Australia Pty Ltd
Provided ongoing advice to clients on the interpretation of industrial instruments and contracts of employment. Work included drafting and implementing contracts of employment and enterprise agreements.
General employment law
Advised an accounting company on employment issues in connection with the receivership situation of a major corporation. Work involved urgent and complex advice on employment-related issues under the Corporations Act 2001, the engagement of independent contractors and advice on transfer of business and redundancies.
Transfers of business
Assisted several clients (including metropolitan councils and statutory authorities) on outsourcing, insourcing and transfers of business. Work included complex advice on the transfer of business provisions under the Fair Work Act, interpretation of industrial instruments (including obligations to consult and provide redeployment/ redundancies) and provision of strategic advice on dealing with unions, employee grievances and communications strategies.
Conciliations and mediations
Advised clients on conciliations and mediations at all courts and tribunals including the Fair Work Commission, the Federal Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court, the NSW Industrial Relations Commission, VCAT, and the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Maddocks advises Victorian TAFE client on industrial relations arrangements
They needed to simplify their obligations under two enterprise agreements into a guide to do an organisational review
Interpreting provisions in enterprise agreements
Maddocks advised Victorian council on interpretation of redundancy provisions under its enterprise agreement.
Maddocks signs on for contract review and analysis platform
Maddocks will be using Kira Systems’ AI-driven platform in matters involving contract review and analysis.
Innovative thinking by design: Maddocks recognised for innovation strategy
Maddocks has been named one of Australia’s most innovative law firms.
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We take a look at the aspects of the IR Reform Bill
The vexed issue of academic freedom – will 2021 bring some clarity to the concept?
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