FCB Workplace Law
Expert employment law advice exactly when it’s needed
FCB Workplace Law is Australia’s leading workplace relations law firm.
Over the past 25 years, we have built one of the most highly regarded employment law practices in Australia. In terms of size, we are larger than the workplace relations teams in many of the large full-service firms.
Our expertise in employment law is unparalleled. The team at FCB Workplace Law includes five accredited workplace relations specialists and is ranked in Band 2 of the Asia Pacific Legal 500, ahead of most of the world’s global providers. In addition, Campbell Fisher, Managing Partner and Solicitor Director of FCB Group, is the only solicitor in Australia to hold specialist accreditations (workplace relations) in both New South Wales and Victoria.
How FCB Workplace Law is different from other law firms
When a business is facing an employment law issue, it is important to obtain expert advice as quickly as possible. Unlike in most firms, at FCB Workplace Law, we specialise in employment law. We are also able to draw upon the fact that FCB Group is an interdisciplinary business that uses a multidisciplinary approach to solve workplace relations issues.
Our lawyers are highly skilled legal technicians
Our specialist employment lawyers can advise on the full spectrum of employment law issues that may arise, including workplace relations, industrial relations, work health and safety and c-suite and board-level advice. In addition, our litigation team has developed a formidable reputation for their work not only in the Fair Work Commission but in the various state and federal courts and tribunals.
Ultimately, our incisiveness, when it comes to analysing complex legal issues, explains why we have such a large number of multinational business, government and industry association clients.
Our multidisciplinary approach to workplace relations means we provide pragmatic and commercially focused legal advice
Our legal advice doesn’t only reflect our technical expertise in employment law. We also draw on our commercial, organisational and industry knowledge, so that we can formulate the most pragmatic and commercially appropriate legal solutions for our clients. Where appropriate, we draw on the expertise of the consultants in FCB HR (specialising in workforce management consulting), enableHR (specialising in cloud-based technology services for workplaces) and FCB Smart Visa (providing migration advice for employers).
Our areas of expertise
Our lawyers can provide specialist advice on:
- Workplace disputes and litigation
- Enterprise bargaining
- Industrial action and managing union relationships
- Unfair dismissal and adverse action
- Harassment, bullying and discrimination
- Employment contracts
- C-suite and board-level workplace relations
- Restructuring and implementation
- Human resources and legal contracting
- Workplace health and safety
- Managing ill or injured workers
- Workers compensation
Our lawyers listen
At FCB Workplace Law, we are very aware that every business is different. As a result, we take the time to sit down with our clients and talk with them about their commercial objectives. In short, we listen. We know that it is only by having an in-depth understanding of a business’s vision for the future that we can formulate the most appropriate legal solution.
We are available and responsive
We are aware that a client may sometimes need legal advice at short notice or outside business hours. For this reason, FCB Group’s workplace relations experts are available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. And we don’t start charging the minute a client calls us. Instead, we are always happy to hear from our clients and to answer any quick questions. Unlike many firms, we see keeping in touch with our clients as part of our job.
We keep our clients informed
In addition, we offer a value-added service for our clients. As employment law in Australia is constantly changing, we keep our clients informed of any proposed changes in legislation and/or regulations that affect workplaces through the dissemination of:
- Legal updates
- Monthly workplace publications
- Industry-specific publications
- Training courses
- Briefings and seminars.
We are also happy to organise boardroom briefings and training sessions that are tailored to a particular business’s needs and concerns.
We are a member of the Worklaw Network
We are the only Australian member of the Worklaw Network, a global network of independent law firms that specialise in employment law.