Key practice areas: Employment & Industrial Law
Qualifications: BA, LLB (Hons)
Location: Melbourne (VIC)
Josh Bornstein has advised a wide range of employees throughout
Australia together with expatriate executives based in Asia and
Europe. His clients have included banking, financial services and
telecommunications executives, media professionals, wharfies, the
Melbourne City Council, and an ASX listed company.
Josh has been recognised as Victoria's and
Australia's pre-eminent Employment Law and Workplace Relations
lawyer for employees in Doyle's Guide to the
Australian Legal Profession, 2010 and 2011 editions.
Doyle's Guide also ranks Josh as one of six "Pre-eminent
Industrial Disputes lawyers" in Australia.
Josh provides advice and conducts litigation in a variety
of areas, including employment contracts, redundancy,
restraint of trade, discrimination and industrial disputation. He
has conducted many important anti-discrimination cases with a
particular focus on freedom of association and workplace rights.
Josh is a passionate advocate for the introduction of federal
legislation explicitly addressing workplace
bullying and has welcomed the recent Federal Government
announcement of a national anti-bullying law.
He has also negotiated numerous substantial out of court
Josh manages the firm's national Employment & Industrial Law
Josh has a wide range of interests. He is a Director of economic
thinktank Per Capita, and is a member of the Racing
Appeals and Disciplinary Board and the Advisory Board of the Centre
for Employment and Labour Relations Law, University of
Melbourne. He was also a Director of State
Trustees between 2010-2012. In 2013, he joined the Board of
Tzedek, an advocacy group for victims of child sexual abuse.
Between 2003-2005, Josh was Chairman of the Industrial Relations
Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria. In 2007 he
was the Chair of its Workplace Relations Section and is now an
Executive member of the section.
Josh is also a member of the editorial committee of the
Australian Journal of Labour Law and a contributor to the
Australian Master Workplace Relations Guide, now in its 4th
edition. He has written for the Australian Financial Review, The
Age and The Drum about employment issues.
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