Brian Powles

Brian PowlesBrian is an employment lawyer with experience in general protection applications, unfair dismissals, breach of contract, redundancy, restraint of trade, and discrimination. He has acted on behalf of employers in the Fair Work Commission, Federal Circuit Court, and Federal Court, in both Sydney and Melbourne. He has an extensive knowledge of the modern award system, and wide experience dealing with compliance & enforcement issues, enforceable undertakings, payroll auditing, and the Fair Work Ombudsman. He has also assisted many employers with contracts, policy documents, enterprise agreements, and workplace investigations. Brian achieved first class honors in law from the University of New England.

Prior to law, Brian had a highly successful business career in the hospitality industry, having employed many hundreds of employees over many years. He has advised numerous other business owners on employment, business strategy, change management, leadership, and adapting to technology. This wide ranging business experience, commercial awareness and economic knowledge, allows him to adopt a highly contextual approach to employment law issues, focused on practical business goals and problem solving.

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