Isaac Hawkins

Legal Counsel - Employment & Safety

Isaac is a Legal Counsel specialising in employment and safety law, providing expertise to employers. His areas of expertise includes advising on modern award and enterprise agreement applications, ensuring compliance with post-employment obligations, performance management, workplace restructures, terminations and redundancies and addressing underpayment issues.

Isaac has experience in resolving workplace disputes, navigating workplace compliance matters, and he possesses a comprehensive understanding of Australia’s workplace law. He has represented clients in unfair dismissal and general protection claims and has advised on redundancy matters. Isaac is also adept at optimising companies’ public positions and executing partnership proposals.

“I find fulfillment in simplifying the complexities of workplace issues and providing pragmatic solutions that benefit all stakeholders. I am passionate about understanding the intricacies and objectives of each client and working with that to provide the most proactive and fitting solution. I am an advocate for having genuine relationships with clients and am enthusiastic to see how effective that can be when pursuing productive workplace environments that are compliant with the law.” 

Prior to joining Source, Isaac worked for Unfair Dismissal Solutions, an Australia-wide industrial advocacy business, where he represented clients with workplace disputes at the Fair Work Commission. He also worked for Southern Cross University, in the Office of Engagement, where he dealt with managing the relationships of the universities internal and external stakeholders.

 

Expertise

Isaac has experience advising on all aspects of Employment Law, with a focus on:

  • Fair Work claims
  • Application of awards and enterprise agreements
  • Employment disputes
  • Award interpretation
  • General contract and policy review

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws – Southern Cross University
  • Bachelor of Business (Management) – Southern Cross University
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – Leo Cussen Centre for Law

 

Get to know Isaac

Isaac has a passion for sports and loves listening to podcasts. He is a sponsored hydrofoil athlete, played rugby at a leading university and represented his state for athletics. You will find him by the beach listening to podcasts about the current political climate and business innovation.

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