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Operating with an encyclopedic memory, Darren can recall, apply and develop strategies across all aspects of employment and industrial relations law. This ability to quickly isolate and un-complicate issues is the reason his clients value his advice.

At the forefront of his practice is an understanding of how artificial intelligence and robotics have and will continue to shape the workforces of the future.

From port operators to Australia’s biggest banks, Darren regularly advises on how to manage workforces in the context of technological disruption and substantial structural changes.

On 12 December 2013 Seyfarth Shaw announced our Australian offices were officially open for business. Today marks five years since those doors opened.

What better way to reflect than to ask ourselves, what have been the biggest changes in our specialist areas of law over those five years?

“It has become increasingly difficult to make

Automation is a game changer that is altering the industrial landscape. A Committee for Economic Development of Australia publication estimates that over the next 10 to 20 years, 40% of jobs in Australia have a high probability of being susceptible to computerisation and automation.

Smart businesses will approach the automation process from the front end

Right through to the end of 2013, many unions and a number of employers applied to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) for a modern enterprise award.  Where such an application is successful, a modern enterprise award would cover employees rather than one of the 122 industry or occupational modern awards that the FWC made between 2008 and 2010.
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