Michael Foley - Special Counsel

Michael  Foley

Employment & Industrial Relations
Local Government

Direct number:+61 8 8217 1355
Mobile:+61 4 1280 5578


  • Interpretation and application of Federal and State employment legislation and awards
  • Fair work transition advice
  • Award flexibility agreements
  • Employment due diligence reports on sale/purchase of business
  • Transmission of business
  • Right of entry
  • Workplace health & safety
  • Native title claims
  • Confidentiality
  • Restraint of trade
  • Performance & conduct management
  • Conducting unfair dismissal claims
  • Conducting underpayment of wages claims
  • Drafting policies, procedures and codes of conduct for employers
  • Drafting common law agreements, collective Enterprise Agreements and independent contractor arrangements
  • Assisting employers with employee performance & conduct management
  • Negotiating commercial settlements
  • Presenting workshops on a range of industrial relations topics
Michael provides strategic advice in many areas, including industrial relations, occupational health and safety and equal opportunity.
Michael has a specific interest in employee-employer interactions by providing sound practical legal advice in a wide range of businesses such as mining, manufacturing, not for profit, hospitality, food industries, catering, hotels, civil construction projects, accounting firms, sporting events, tertiary education institutions, agribusiness and the Local Government Sector.