Industrial Relations

Industrial and Workplace relations are complex and challenging areas


Navigating such important legal issues requires specialist HR Management knowledge and support.


Speak to our team of Tasmanian HR Management experts today, who are here to help.

AHR is here to get in the trenches with you.

Industrial Relations (IR) and Workplace Relations can be two areas of a business that are complex and can be quite time consuming in many circumstances. The AHR team have experienced HR staff who can visit your workplace and carry out disciplinary action meetings, provide professional documentation, conduct dismissals and navigate the complexities of Industrial Relations, to ensure your business incorporates employee related compliance.  

When working through the management and complexity of IR, The Fair Work Ombudsman has a number of steps that must be followed in a specific order in IR cases. As a small business owner, it’s easy to find yourself missing steps, or not handling issues in the way that Fair Work require, this can unfortunately lead to your decisions being legally overturned.  

We recognise that when you’re a small business with a small team, it’s much harder to reprimand an employee and then work alongside them in the days to follow.  AHR will be your HR support team and act as an external third party that has no relationship or emotional connection with any of the parties. This will ensure that where possible we minimise risk to you, your brand and your business, and the IR process is carried out according to current legislation. 

Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation claims within your business can be stressful when trying to manage paperwork and conversations.  The AHR team can liaise with doctors, assist with return to work plans, and agreements on meaningful duties. Our team can cover all areas of Workers Compensation Claims from the moment the application is made through to completion of the claim. The AHR team are here to save you valuable time.

Industrial Relations Advice and Internal Representation

In the complex world of IR, we will provide expert advice and support to you on matters relating to performance management, disciplinary action, and matters pertaining to sick or injured workers. We can also conduct workplace meetings, and represent you in internal IR matters.

Fair Work Representation

AHR recognise how difficult and confusing workplace investigations can be. We will represent your business to the workplace regulators in matters of unfair dismissal, harassment or discrimination claims, equal opportunities claims, or any other workplace relations situations. We will be your trusted and contactable experts who will advise you in relation to compliance investigations.

Workplace Claim Investigation

 We understand all businesses are unique, and not all businesses require a full time HR team member. When workplace issues arise, the AHR team will step up and do the leg-work in your incident investigations including responding to complaints of harassment, discrimination, or bullying.

The strategic approach

When reviewing your business strategy with a lens to the future, allow us to work with you to develop and implement IR strategies, including redundancies, contracting, and restructuring to ensure you are on a journey that supports and delivers your long term strategy for your business.

We’re here to support you and your business when you need us.

The AHR team pride ourselves on providing expert local HR Consultants to assist with your workplace issues.

personalised support

We will appoint your own Tasmanian and locally based HR Consultant to provide professional advice and support to you and your team.

You will not have to endure any call centre conversations when working with the AHR team.

Big Business advice in small business language

The AHR team understand HR practices and terminology can be very involved and at times confusing. That is why we provide corporate level advice in a way that small business owners can understand and relate to.

As we achieve your business strategy, and your business grows and develops, we have the ability to upscale our services to meet your business needs.


We are Tasmanians, primarily helping Tasmanians.

We understand the local business environment and the issues local businesses face. That’s why working with the AHR team will provide you the knowledge and support you need to continue to grow your business and team.