Tim McDonald

Partner LLB, BA, Accredited Specialist in Industrial and Employment law

office Sydney
phone +61 2 9234 4576
email tmcdonald@moray.com.au

Tim McDonald leads the national workplace practice at Moray & Agnew Lawyers, practising in employment and industrial law, work health and safety, discrimination, bullying and harassment, management of injured workers and termination of employment.

Over the last 20 years, Tim has advised and represented employers, from a broad range of industries, such as security, hospitality, retail, health, manufacturing, clerical, banking and finance, transport and logistics, real estate, building and construction, education and mining. These clients include some of Australia’s largest companies.

Tim was previously the Senior Adviser to the Commonwealth Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations.

Prior to this role, Tim was the Director – Employment Relations of the Employer’s Federation, a peak council, in which he acted in many landmark industrial cases and projects.

Tim is a Law Society of NSW Accredited Specialist in Employment and Industrial Law.

Tim has served on numerous committees including the Executive Committee of the Industrial Relations Society, the Law Society’s Specialist Accreditation Committee for Employment and Industrial Law, the Workplace Relations Policy Committee of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Legal Policy Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and as a Director of the Building and Construction Industry Long Service Leave Corporation.

Published Articles

Adverse action and pregnancy discrimination – liability of directors

Workplace Directions

In a recent decision, the Federal Court of Australia decided that a company (Wongtas) and its two directors had contravened the…

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Low paid authorisations for the security industry fails

Workplace Directions

United Voice [2014] FWC 6441 A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has found that, although enterprise bargaining in…

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Productivity Commission report: ‘Workplace Relations Framework’

Workplace Directions

On 4 August 2015, the Productivity Commission (‘PC’) released their draft report regarding Australia’s workplace relations framework. The key recommendations of…

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Professional Membership

  • Industrial Relations Society NSW
  • Law Society of NSW
  • Law Society Specialist Accreditation Employment & Industrial Law Advisory Committee