Peter Vitale has been practising in employment and industrial relations law for over 20 years. After being a partner at an international law firm, Peter established and was principal of a legal practice associated with a major employer association. Peter has advised Australian and international businesses on a full range of employment and labour law related issues, including industrial disputes, employment issues in mergers and acquisitions, employment agreements and termination of employment. He was a contributing author to the first 7 editions of CCH's Master Human Resources Guide and regularly comments on employment law issues for the SmartCompany.com.au online magazine for entrepreneurs. Peter started his own practice in 2010.

Further information about Peter's experience can be found in the About Peter page.

Peter Vitale

Recent Articles

The promise of Shangri-la: Employment claims under the Australian Consumer Law

 As more employers look to replace guaranteed salary payments with profit share schemes and other forms of “at risk” remuneration, the impact of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL, previously the Trade Practices Act) can be easily overlooked with respect to employment relationships.  A recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia illustrates why employers should […]

Proceed with caution when dealing with difficult employees

The Federal Court of Australia has signalled the importance of careful consideration before action by employers who have difficulty with union representatives. In one of the first significant decisions since the High Court of Australia decision in Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE v Barclay,the Court has made clear that employers still need to justify why […]