Environmental Policy

  1. Intent
    1. The intent of this policy is to set out details about the measures that we have developed to operate our business in a manner that recognises the importance of protecting our environment.
  2. Application of this policy
    1. This policy applies to all employees of WilliamsonBarwick. It does not form part of the contract of employment of an employee, but may be used by WilliamsonBarwick as part of a work direction.
  3. Policy and procedures
    1. General provisions
      WilliamsonBarwick is committed to implementing measures that ensure we are protecting our environment.
    2. Recycling initiatives
      WilliamsonBarwick arranges for office waste to be appropriately recycled where recycling is available for the relevant waste. This includes fully participating in the following recycling opportunities:
      (a) arranging for paper waste to be recycled from the office, including providing all employees with paper waste disposal bins and encouraging them to use such bins; and
      (b) using all recycling opportunities that are made available to tenants of the building in which it is located.
    3. Energy Usage
      WilliamsonBarwick continues to explore where it can improve its energy efficiency. Measures that have been implemented include the use of timer clocks to ensure the air-conditioning system is not unnecessarily operating outside of working hours. Sensor lights have been installed to automatically turn lights off when not in use within our work space.
  4. Other initiatives
    1. WilliamsonBarwick continues to actively explore and pursue opportunities to reduce its paper usage through seeking to maintain a principally cloud based file storage system (where appropriate), rather then relying upon paper based files.
    2. We continue to be interested in pursuing initiatives that reduce our carbon footprint, reduce our waste, improve energy efficiency and minimise other adverse environmental impacts.
    3. Our employees are all encouraged to use public transport (where available) to travel to work, rather than driving petrol guzzling vehicles into the CBD.
  5. Further information
    1. If you require further information, contact the Practice Manager, Tracey Rochester: (02) 9251 4900, txr@williamsonbarwick.com.

A full copy of this policy is available for download here

A Critical Risk Assessment For Your Business

In recent years there has been a sharp, public focus on employers who have underpaid staff or engaged in other unlawful behaviour. Employers large and small have been required to compensate employees and pay significant penalties as a result of enforcement action. The trend in Employment Law is one of ever-growing complexity and rapid change. Most compliance problems arise out of inadvertence and are not deliberate, but nonetheless pose significant legal, financial and reputational risk to an organisation.


Employment Law can be complicated. A sound understanding is required of how the law of contract and employment statutes intersect and inform your rights and duties. So our goal is to provide legal advice that is clear, timely and concise. As specialists, we understand and can explain how the law applies to your situation and what your legal options are.

Workplace Investigation

When a serious allegation is made in the workplace, it may be necessary to appoint an external investigator to determine the facts so you know what action to take. WilliamsonBarwick can appoint an investigator for you and oversee the investigation process, so as to provide you with confidential legal advice on the investigator’s findings.

Employment Disputes

Disputes with employees can be costly, distracting and stressful for management and employees alike. You can’t always avoid a dispute arising, but with our help you can implement a strategy to resolve the problem in a timely manner and minimise disruption to your business.





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