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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

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.