Employment & Industrial Relations

The Norman Waterhouse Employment Law team can assist you in a timely and efficient manner. We understand that you require a response to your employment law or industrial law problem quickly and succinctly. Our lawyers are used to meeting the tight deadlines which apply in most employment and industrial problems and know that clients want practical, lasting and cost-effective solutions. Our team is responsive to your communication and is always available via direct dial, mobile or e-mail.

We provide a business solution as well as a legal solution. We establish good relationships with our clients and get close to their business so that our advice fits with their commercial objectives.  Our team ensures you will avoid future problems with well-drafted, plain English documents. Whatever your problems, chances are we've handled a similar situation before. Our team has great depth and breadth of experience in most employment matters including workers' compensation.

We believe that prevention is better than cure. We run training programs for clients to enable them to handle many of their own matters.

Training program topics include:

  • Avoiding unfair dismissal claims
  • Effective recruitment practices
  • Equal employment opportunity
  • Workers' compensation dispute resolution amendments
  • Occupational Health and Safety

Employment and Industrial Relations Services

  • Unfair dismissal actions
  • Enterprise bargaining
  • Equal employment opportunity
  • Employment contracts
  • Award interpretation
  • Recruitment
  • Underpayment claims
  • Internal discipline / performance counselling
  • Federal and state workers' compensation
  • Occupational health and safety advice
  • Fraud prosecution

Past Events

Human Resources Master Class

Following last year’s over-subscribed event, our practical and challenging Human Resources Master Class returns for another year! 

This year, we will be delivering another practical full-day workshop which aims to have participants work through some challenging negotiations and factual scenarios based on real life examples that have ended successfully for the employer.

Click here for our full program.  

All attendees will also receive a complementary ticket to the final State of the Sector plenary session, where we bring together the key findings and lessons of the Norman Waterhouse Local Government Master Class series and discuss the issues that will shape the sector in 2019. This afternoon event will be held on November 30 at the Adelaide Oval. Click here to add this event to your diary.

Places are limited and registrations will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

Time: Registration at 9:00 am for a 9:30 start, concluding at 3:00 pm 
Location: Mayfair Hotel, 45 King William Street, Adelaide


2018 Walking the Talk Seminar

2018 Walking the Talk Seminar

Thursday 5 April 2018 | Pullman Adelaide

South Australia’s Pre-eminent Employment Law Conference for CEOs, Senior Managers and Human Resource Professionals

Walking the Talk is back in 2018 and Norman Waterhouse’s Employment and Industrial Relations Team will again take you through an in depth analysis of the most important issues facing your workplace as nominated by our clients. Also, back by popular demand we will be running our interactive Expert Panel session.

Cost: $350 ex GST
Date: Thursday 5 April 2018
Time: 8:45am – 4:00pm, followed by drinks and canapés
Location: Pullman Adelaide, Level 15, 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide

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Our Employment & Industrial Relations Specialists