Benjamin is a partner in the firm's Workplace Relations & Safety Group. He provides straightforward and practical guidance and direction to businesses in relation to all aspects of labour and employment law, helping them to understand the issues they face and deliver their desired commercial outcomes.
In particular, Benjamin specialises in workplace strategy, including change management, restructuring, enterprise bargaining and responding to industrial action, defending against employee and union claims, drafting and enforcing post-employment restraints, resolving sham contracting investigations and prosecutions, and managing other complex or high stakes workplace issues for businesses (such as protection of reputation).
He also has particular expertise in managing investigations and other dealings with regulators (including the Fair Work Ombudsman, the Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner and WorkSafe), general employment law – including drafting and negotiating contracts, managing ill and injured employees, and termination of employment, bullying and discrimination matters, as well as WorkCover insurance premium classification disputes.
Benjamin works collaboratively with his clients, building a strong rapport and becoming their trusted adviser and an integral part of their team. His clients range from private business owners to multi-national, listed companies to government bodies, as well as clients across the professional services, hospitality, retail and other industries. Furthermore, he also has significant experience in managing highly unionised industries, such as construction, resources, manufacturing, transport, health and education.