The Workplace Relations Specialists

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Got a problem? The Workplace Relations Specialists have the solution.

Our business is built on the belief that your workplace relations advisor should share your goals.

Who Are We?

Chris Delaney & Associates Pty Ltd, trading as the Workplace Relations Specialists, was established in 1993 and works exclusively for employer clients throughout Australia.

We have more than 40 years’ experience in human resources, employee and industrial relations, working with both small and large businesses. We can therefore offer you depth of experience and practical, commercial solutions to employee relations and industrial relations issues.

Our clients depend on us for sound professional and practical advice so that they can get on with running their business with peace of mind that they can rely on our availability to solve employee issues 24/7.

The Workplace Relations Specialists work with clients of all shapes and sizes – from five employees to 500+. These clients come from a diverse range of industries, including: security, retail, manufacturing, facilities management services, transport, education, travel and tourism, hospitality, health care, the police, finance, marketing, and State and Federal Governments.

This means that you can be certain that the advice you get from the Workplace Relations Specialists is applicable to your business and the issues that affect you. Our advice and assistance will always be based on sound principles, compliance and ensuring the best possible outcome for your business.

Balancing your workplace obligations and business objectives can be hard. Working with the Workplace Relations Specialists gives you the opportunity to focus on what you do best without neglecting your workplace responsibilities. We act as your trusted workplace relations advisors.

As the Workplace Relations Specialists, we know that today’s response to your workplace challenges can become tomorrow’s precedent. We think ahead and help you make the best decisions to meet your needs both now and in the future.

Our services are focused entirely on the needs of employers, so we do not generally represent employees. If you are an employee seeking assistance with an employee issue, we suggest you call the Fair Work Ombudsman Call Line on 13 13 94.

What We Do

We provide your organisation with the necessary tools to properly manage your employee relations. We are also there to help you on those occasions when problems develop.

We have extensive experience offering sound industrial relations advice to businesses large and small. We provide you with information, training and assistance to manage your employee relations in a way that ensures compliance with workplace laws and develops an efficient and productive workforce.

We are the human relations (HR) department that you need but don’t have. Like you we are an SME. We understand that you don’t have the time or the money to waste on lawyers or large scale consulting fees. With the Workplace Relations Specialists you will get sound professional employee/industrial relations advice at a fraction of the cost charged by the big end of town.

Our coaching and guidance recognises both the commercial and social realities of your business. We give you access to experienced employee relations advocates when you need sound industrial relations advice, representation in dealings with unions, regulators and/or before Industrial Relations Tribunals and other forums.

Our advocates have many years of experience negotiating the settlement of disputes with unions and acting as bargaining agents in difficult enterprise bargaining agreement negotiations.

Our workplace mediators are trained and competent in assisting in conflict resolution between employees, resolving bullying and harassment claims, and conducting professional workplace investigations.

Whether it is a disciplinary or unfair dismissal matter, a question on leave or employee entitlements, or award interpretation, we give you access to quick and accurate industrial relations advice through our Telephone Advisory Service.

We don’t just give answers, we ask a lot of questions so that the information you get is as relevant as it possibly can be. We don’t charge by the six minutes.

Did you know 122 Modern Awards have replaced thousands of Awards that existed prior to 2010?Did you also know that current Modern Awards are under review? Contact us.

We’ll answer any enquiry you have about which award conditions and rates of pay apply to your employees, how decisions of industrial tribunals affect the workplace and provide practical commercial industrial relations advice on all employee relations issues.

Over the Phone Advice

Advocacy and Unfair Dismissals

Policy Development

Drug & Alcohol Testing

Management Training

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(02) 9970 7125

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