Seafaring is a unique profession requiring a special kind of person. Quick thinking, able to work indpendently, able to spend long times away from home and loved ones, and highly skilled are just a few of the required qualities. Such a person is both hard to find and is often a fiercely indpendent character.
Consequently, it is not surprising that employment disputes often arise in the maritime industry in relation to the employment relationship. We have significant experience in assisting both employers and seafarers resolve their employment disputes, including appearing before the Fair Work Commission, and participating in negotiation and mediation. We have a strong background in enterprise agreements and the Fair Work Act, and have a good appreciation of the unique work environment for the seafarer.
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