Helene Lee is an employment and labour lawyer based in Melbourne.
Helene advises employers on all areas of employment, industrial relations and anti-discrimination law. This includes advising clients on contracts of employment, performance and conduct management issues, restructuring and termination of employment. She is also experienced in advising on the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions and transfer of business. Helene’s industrial experience includes strategic industrial relations planning, industrial action and negotiating and drafting enterprise agreements. She also conducts workplace investigations and litigation on behalf of her clients (including unfair dismissal, adverse action and breach of contract claims).
Her experience in-house, including three years as General Counsel, HR Legal Services at Telstra, provided Helene with an invaluable insight into clients’ drivers and requirements and the importance of clear, timely and practical advice. She adopts a commercial and pragmatic approach in advising clients while maintaining the highest standard of legal advice at all times.
Helene provides advice to clients in the finance and banking, manufacturing, energy, transport, health, telecommunications and construction sectors.
In mid-December 2017, the Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 (Vic) (Bill) was introduced into the Legislative Assembly with the objective to provide protection to workers. .
February 14, 2018
79% of Australians are active on at least one social media platform, with three out of five users connected every day..
November 09, 2017
Melbourne partner Helene Lee discusses how employers should handle performance reviews and underperforming staff..
May 11, 2016
Partner Helene Lee discusses workplace bullying in the education industry and concerns for teachers..
March 27, 2015