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Jeremy Hanrahan

Partner
Workplace Relations & Safety

Jeremy is a highly experienced workplace relations lawyer with more than two decades’ combined experience in house and in private practice.

Experience

Jeremy is known for providing clients with both strategic and transactional advice across complex human resources, industrial and employee relations, and workplace health and safety laws – including in the areas of:

  • COVID-19 workforce strategies
  • federal and state government procurement compliance in the construction industry
  • enterprise bargaining
  • industrial action and disputation, wages and entitlements compliance
  • processes across the entire employment life-cycle, including investigations, disciplinary action, terminations, and claims/litigation

Prior to joining Lander & Rogers, Jeremy was the Group Head of Industrial Relations at Lendlease and was the senior in-house employment and industrial relations lawyer to the Lendlease Group.

Jeremy also has significant expertise in the aged care / retirement living sector including advising on potential outcomes and impacts arising from the Fair Work Commission’s work value case for the aged care industry, and he was appointed by the Attorney-General's Department as an expert advisor to the COVID-19 industrial relations reform working groups in 2020.

Career highlights

Jeremy's career highlights include:

  • advising major private and public sector clients across government, construction, property, media, transport and manufacturing on all aspects of workplace relations legal and compliance requirements – including in the areas of enterprise bargaining and disputation, industrial instrument interpretation, employment litigation/claims, employment contracts and policies, performance management/counselling, investigations, and terminations/redundancies
  • providing specialist workplace health and safety (WHS) legal advice to clients – including in relation to WHS procedures, policies and systems, and in representation arising from WHS incidents (eg investigations and prosecutions)
  • leading, managing, and advising Lendlease on its business-wide workplace relations strategy with minimal lost time/disputation, ongoing governance and compliance, and increased direct employee engagement
  • leading, co-leading, and providing subject-matter expertise on major complex human resources, industrial and employee relations and workplace health and safety-related projects, spanning the employment life cycle. Areas of focus included COVID-19 workforce planning, employee entitlements, enterprise bargaining, industrial disputation, consequence management and investigation frameworks, employment contracts and policies, payroll transformation, recruitment/labour market testing, fitness for work, and First Nations engagement
  • providing strategic direction, leadership and trusted legal advice at Lendlease Board and Global Leadership Team levels in managing workplace relations