Practical advice and commercial solutions for employers.

With in-depth experience covering the full range of workplace-related issues, Thynne + Macartney advises employers across a broad range of industries and provides expert representation in disputes and negotiations.

We help employers manage operational issues and implement business decisions and changes while managing risk. We work closely with you to manage sensitive issues including termination, executive employment and restructures. We have significant experience advising on employment compliance including award coverage, entitlements and payroll compliance. We have deep experience in guiding employers during bargaining processes and related disputes and advising on IR strategy and compliance.

We know your workforce is the heart of your business and we work hard to provide solutions, not just answers.

Our expertise 

Employment compliance and advisory
  • Compliance with employment laws, including entitlements under enterprise agreements and awards
  • Best practice employment contracts and policies
  • Business sale, restructuring and outsourcing
  • Performance management
  • Workplace grievances and investigations
  • Termination of employment, including managing ill or injured employees
  • Whistleblower laws
  • Employee/contractor status
Executive employment
  • Remuneration and incentives
  • FAR obligations
  • Termination benefits issues
  • Termination and restraint of trade
Employment claims
  • Unfair dismissal
  • General protections
  • Discrimination, bullying and harassment
  • Breach of contract
  • Restraint of trade

Industrial relations 
  • Enterprise bargaining
  • Industrial disputes
  • Managing organisational change
  • Right of entry
  • Union coverage
Workplace safety
  • Compliance with Work Health and Safety legislation
  • Directors’ duties
  • Incidents and investigations
  • Prosecutions and coronial inquests
  • Risk management
  • Compliance with employment laws
  • Directors’ duties under safety legislation
  • Governance issues and directors’ indemnities

Whatever your employment requirements, we’re with you


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Thynne + Macartney is registered as a pre-qualified Legal Service supplier for Queensland Local Governments (and other defined Purchasers) in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2009 (the "Act") and Local Government Regulation 2012 (the "Regulation").