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Welcome to HintonFlynn Legal

Employment & IR Law

HintonFlynn Legal is a boutique employment and industrial relations law practice that advises and represents employers in a variety of industries.

Whether you need to understand your award or legislative obligations, navigate a workplace dispute, or manage inappropriate conduct in the workplace, you can depend on us to provide you with sensible and commercial advice.

How can we help you?

We are able to advise you on a range of employment and IR issues, including:

  • Do you need to speak to an employee about their performance, but you are not sure what to say? Or, do you need to determine whether an employee’s conduct or behaviour is inappropriate, amounts to bullying, or warrants disciplinary action, including termination?

     

    Obtaining our advice early in the process can save you time and money when it comes to dealing with poor performance, inappropriate behaviour and misconduct in the workplace.

  • Breaking up is hard to do – even in the work context. If you are considering dismissing an employee, or rationalising your workforce, then speak to us first to ensure:

    • the dismissal is procedurally fair
    • the decision to dismiss is not for an unlawful reason, such as the employee’s age, disability or because they exercised, or proposed to exercise, a workplace right
    • in the case of redundancy, you have met your obligations, including any consultation and redeployment obligations that apply.
  • Just received an unfair dismissal claim or general protections claim from the Fair Work Commission? You can depend on us to help you:

    • Understand and respond to the claim
    • Represent you during the conciliation process
    • Defend the claim to hearing, if necessary.
  • Need help interpreting an award, enterprise agreement, the National Employment Standards (NES) or to resolve a workplace grievance or industrial dispute? We have the skills and experience you need to help you interpret the relevant industrial and legislative instruments, investigate grievances, and if necessary, respond to, and resolve, a dispute.

  • Keeping on top of your obligations regarding award, legislative and policy obligations, can be tedious. We help you take the guess work out of:

    • meeting your obligations, reviewing employment contracts and company policies, and help you achieve, and promote, a culture of compliance
    • ensuring, in the case of your enterprise agreement, that it complies with the requirements of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) before it is put to a vote.

Do you need to speak to an employee about their performance, but you are not sure what to say? Or, do you need to determine whether an employee’s conduct or behaviour is inappropriate, amounts to bullying, or warrants disciplinary action, including termination?

 

Obtaining our advice early in the process can save you time and money when it comes to dealing with poor performance, inappropriate behaviour and misconduct in the workplace.

Breaking up is hard to do – even in the work context. If you are considering dismissing an employee, or rationalising your workforce, then speak to us first to ensure:

  • the dismissal is procedurally fair
  • the decision to dismiss is not for an unlawful reason, such as the employee’s age, disability or because they exercised, or proposed to exercise, a workplace right
  • in the case of redundancy, you have met your obligations, including any consultation and redeployment obligations that apply.

Just received an unfair dismissal claim or general protections claim from the Fair Work Commission? You can depend on us to help you:

  • Understand and respond to the claim
  • Represent you during the conciliation process
  • Defend the claim to hearing, if necessary.

Need help interpreting an award, enterprise agreement, the National Employment Standards (NES) or to resolve a workplace grievance or industrial dispute? We have the skills and experience you need to help you interpret the relevant industrial and legislative instruments, investigate grievances, and if necessary, respond to, and resolve, a dispute.

Keeping on top of your obligations regarding award, legislative and policy obligations, can be tedious. We help you take the guess work out of:

  • meeting your obligations, reviewing employment contracts and company policies, and help you achieve, and promote, a culture of compliance
  • ensuring, in the case of your enterprise agreement, that it complies with the requirements of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) before it is put to a vote.

Why Choose HintonFlynn Legal

What our clients say about HintonFlynn Legal

  • "Fantastic insight, highly responsive and a great counsel to have with you."

    Mark Sinclair

    Executive Manager People & Learning

  • “Pamela Flynn is an expert in navigating and managing all forms of employment issues.
    Always professional and quick to respond, we know Pam will provide exceptional advice and support to our business.”

    Samantha Robertson

    Head of People & Culture

  • “I have been working with Pam Flynn for nearly 10 years. Pam is always available to answer any question I may have – big or small. Pam offers clear, commercial and practical advice and support to our business. I would not hesitate in recommending Pam.”

    Billie Fowler

    People & Culture Manager, Bluefin Resources

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