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Advising on regional NSW prison projects June 17, 2018

Maddocks has worked on the tendering and procurement of various prison projects throughout regional NSW (including Cessnock, Silverwater, Dillwynia and Outer Metropolitan Multipurpose correctional centres), which involved the design and construction of the refurbishment of … Continued

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Maddocks appoints new People & Culture director June 18, 2018

Monday 18 June 2018 Law firm Maddocks has appointed Deborah Stonley to head its People & Culture team. Deborah has joined Maddocks from law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. She had previously been Director of People … Continued

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Major changes in the HR space for Victorian Local Government June 12, 2018

Following extensive consultation with the community, the Local Government Bill 2018 (Vic) was introduced into Parliament on 23 May 2018. If enacted, the Bill will repeal and replace the Local Government Act 1989 (Vic). The … Continued

Providing strategic industrial relations advice to government

Maddocks has long been the legal adviser of choice when it comes to providing strategic industrial relations advice to state governments.

In 2015 we advised Victoria Police on all aspects of their enterprise bargaining, including the technical requirements relating to issuing the notice of employee representational rights, individual bargaining representatives, the Better Off Overall Test, reviewing the proposed agreement for compliance requirements under the Fair Work Act 2009, protected action ballot orders, industrial action risks and the voting and approval process under the Fair Work Act.

During the same period we also advised VicRoads and the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority on their enterprise bargaining.

Importantly, we assisted each of our clients to successfully reach agreement with their employees and relevant union representatives, without protracted disputation.

Partner Ross Jackson led the Maddocks team on these matters.

Maddocks has long been the legal adviser of choice when it comes to providing strategic industrial relations advice to state governments.

In 2015 we advised Victoria Police on all aspects of their enterprise bargaining, including the technical requirements relating to issuing the notice of employee representational rights, individual bargaining representatives, the Better Off Overall Test, reviewing the proposed agreement for compliance requirements under the Fair Work Act 2009, protected action ballot orders, industrial action risks and the voting and approval process under the Fair Work Act.

During the same period we also advised VicRoads and the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority on their enterprise bargaining.

Importantly, we assisted each of our clients to successfully reach agreement with their employees and relevant union representatives, without protracted disputation.

Partner Ross Jackson led the Maddocks team on these matters.