DibbsBarker People & Workplace – Ideas to change your world!

The rising mobility of people and the changing nature and patterns of work have an impact on organisational culture, strategy and structure.

Organisations need innovative solutions for their most valuable asset – their people. To fully seize the opportunity presented by an evolving world, organisations will require radically new thinking about how to survive and thrive in a new era of business.

Employment and Industrial Relations law and how best to use it as a solution and a risk avoidance tool is gaining momentum in the boardroom. 

Our team can help you pursue cultural excellence, make the most of your talent and create magnetism. We will also redefine your risk and help you to differentiate your organisation through your people experience. 

Our team has developed strong partnerships with marketing leading consultants to assist it in the delivery of the following services to our clients:


  • absenteeism, WHS incidents and workers’ compensation claims
  • turnover including replacement costs and business protection issues
  • grievances, bullying & harassment, and sexual harassment complaints
  • diversity at C-Suite and Board level
  • industrial disharmony and compliance issues.


  • performance improvement, counselling and discipline procedures
  • 'reasonable management action’ measures
  • change management projects, structural solutions and contingent workforce management 
  • business protections strategies and dispute resolution 
  • flexible work, diversity and inclusiveness strategies
  • industrial relations strategy including Enterprise Agreements.


  • collaboration and intergenerational engagement
  • leadership development and courageous conversations
  • building engagement, trust and loyalty and addressing cultural issues
  • diversity and inclusiveness.
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Partner Fay Calderone has extensive experience advising HR, C-Suite leaders and Boards on legal issues affecting the workplace. Stay updated on the latest challenges and opportunities facing clients through Fay's LinkedIn posts

Doyles Guide leading list rankings

DibbsBarker - Recommended Law Firm in Workplace Health & Safety (NSW, 2017)

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Recent News and Publications
18 Jan 2018
The December 2017 edition of the In House Counsel Newsletter (a LexisNexis publication) contains an article by Maree Skinner entitled ‘Considerations for employers in the "gig economy" era'.
06 Dec 2017
The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) applies to government agencies, private sector organisations with annual turnovers over $3m, and all organisations handling health information or involved in credit reporting.
15 Nov 2017
Contracting arrangements have become increasingly common as the ‘gig economy’ has gained momentum and the composition of Australia’s workforce has shifted, with many workers seeking greater autonomy and flexibility. It’s important for employers to ensure contractors are engaged appropriately to avoid the risk of claims from workers or prosecution by regulators.