Associate - Employment Law



Location: Perth 


Contract Type: Permanent 


MinterEllison is one of Australia’s largest law firms, with nearly 200 years of business history.  We're known for our legal and consulting expertise - and for our inclusive and authentic character.


Our purpose is to create sustainable value with our clients, people and communities.  That means we have a proud history of providing excellence to clients, nurturing our people and giving back to the communities in which we live and work.


We value excellence, curiosity and collaboration.  Clients rely on us for our responsive, commercial approach.  Our clients include government departments and agencies, private and publicly listed companies, and small and large businesses in Australia and overseas.  


As a highly valued employee we will also provide you with a wide range of benefits. To view our benefits, please copy this link into your browser

Take your career to the next level with MinterEllison by joining the pre-eminently ranked workplace law practice in Australia.


  • Leading Workplace Practice (both in Perth and nationally)
  • Complex and challenging matters
  • Clientele includes Australia’s largest resources companies and all levels of government
  • Supportive environment focused on mentoring, development and professional excellence
  • Agile work environment including weekly working from home days
  • Work on industrial strategy and litigation, WHS (advisory and prosecution defence), enterprise bargaining, anti-discrimination/equal opportunity, employment litigation, investigations, workplace training, employment law advice, workplace policies and procedures.


Your role


We are looking for an experienced Associate to join Perth Partners Kathy Reid, Craig Boyle and Briony Pole, along with their highly engaged team of high-performing workplace lawyers in Perth.  


We encourage applications from candidates with expertise in employment, industrial relations, or work health and safety, and who have a strong client focus and demonstrated ability to form enduring relationships with peers.


The team


Minter Ellison's Perth Workplace team is Western Australia's leading Workplace practice with the largest group of Doyle's ranked lawyers in the WA market. The Perth team is ranked top tier and the National team, pre-eminent. Our national Workplace team has a diverse and well-established client base, including employers in Australia across the private and public sector, including Resources, State and Local Government, Health, Aged Care, Education, Agribusiness, Finance, Insurance and Tech.


What you need


Ideally you will have:


  • minimum 3+ years' experience in employment, industrial relations, or work health and safety
  • a similar level of experience in high level commercial litigation with an interest in employment law
  • are self-starting and personally well organised
  • are resilient and committed to excellence that matches our own and
  • take pride in your work and who you work for.

Why MinterEllison


We offer flexible working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working and a range of social, financial and health benefits, including free gym membership - all with no minimum tenure.


We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities, cultural backgrounds, genders (including trans or gender diverse), LGBTQ+ people and those with carer responsibilities. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


How to apply


We prefer to connect with people directly, so please submit your CV by clicking on the 'Apply' button. We encourage all applications, including if you do not meet the criteria listed for the role. Your application will also enable us to consider you for other opportunities that may be available at MinterEllison.


If you would like further information, require any adjustments throughout the recruitment process or for a confidential discussion, please contact [email protected].


Perth, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent