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25 Feb 2020


O’Connell Investigator Aimee Naim will give a presentation to practitioner members of the Industrial Relations Society of NSW on Workplace Investigations. Aimee’s presentation will be based on her extensive investigatory work into workplace issues involving employees and...

24 Feb 2020

A recent NCAT appeal decision has confirmed the circumstantial relevance of a person’s status as a councillor when considering the impact of their conduct, even if their conduct is undertaken in a private capacity. In this decision, the Appeal Panel held that statements ma...

26 Sep 2019

The NSW Supreme Court has recently handed down an important decision on the ability of Councils to discipline councillors for misconduct arising from Code of Conduct complaints made against them. The decision of Basten J confirmed the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) genera...

15 Jul 2019

Graham Evans from O’Connell, who remains a long-standing executive committee member of the Industrial Relations Society of NSW, has been involved in organising the next practitioner event for Society members: The 2019 Meet the Commissioners function. 

O’Connell clients who...

15 Jul 2019

In 2019 O’Connell Workplace Relations celebrates 20 years of business, marking two decades of building strong relationships, professional growth and continued excellence in servicing our diverse range of valued clients.


Since the company’s conception in 1999, Managing Part...

9 May 2019

The Supreme Court of NSW has recently confirmed the right of Councils to use the notice provisions of the Standard Contract of Employment General Managers of Local Councils in NSW to terminate a CEO, and not be bound to otherwise undertake prior action under its disputes r...