Shawn Skyring

Biography

Shawn Skyring is a Principal Lawyer and leads Coleman Greig’s Employment Law Team.

His specialist expertise is set across a broad range of industries, with in-depth knowledge and experience in local government, the transport industry, hospitality, recreation, waste collection and recycling, cemeteries and crematoria, to name a few.

With over 28 years’ experience in workplace matters, industrial relations and employment law, he brings a complementary depth and breadth of expertise to the team.

Through his successful representation on all industrial tribunals including the Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court, the Supreme Court of NSW, the Fair Work Commission and the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW, Shawn has developed a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by those operating within today’s employment landscape.

Shawn has been an active supporter of The Animal Welfare League of NSW, and as a former director he was able to assist the organisation in strategic decision making with respect to the welfare and protection of companion animals.

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“I bring not only extensive experience in private legal practice but also my experience working with a peak employer - my clients benefit from the breadth of this industry knowledge ”
- Shawn Skyring

Shawn Skyring is a Principal Lawyer and leads Coleman Greig’s Employment Law team. With over 28 years’ experience in workplace matters, industrial relations and employment law, he brings a complementary depth and breadth of expertise to the team.

His specialist expertise is set across a broad range of industries, with in-depth knowledge and experience in local government, the transport industry, hospitality, recreation, waste collection and recycling, cemeteries and crematoria, to name a few.

With extensive experience in private legal practice, as well as working with a peak employer organisation for a number of years, Shawn’s clients benefit from his broad industry knowledge and his valuable advice. This allows Shawn to take a practical approach when resolving complex and sensitive employment related issues. One of his strengths is creating and implementing effective strategies to enable his clients to achieve their objectives in a timely and effective manner.

Shawn frequently assists clients in the negotiation, variation and termination of enterprise agreements, award interpretation, drafting and negotiating contracts of employment, representation in workplace and employment litigation including interlocutory proceedings and appearing for clients in dispute proceedings in the Fair Work Commission and the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW.

Through his successful representation on all industrial tribunals including the Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court, the Supreme Court of NSW, the Fair Work Commission and the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW, Shawn has developed a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by those operating within today’s employment landscape.

Shawn has been an active supporter of The Animal Welfare League of NSW, as a former director he was able to assist the organisation in strategic decision making with respect to the welfare and protection of companion animals.

Away from work, Shawn’s passions are spending quality time with family and friends over some good food and red wine. He also loves hitting the slopes for a ski.

- Bachelor of Laws LLB
- Bachelor of Commerce B.Comm
- Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
- Law Society of NSW
- Member of the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales

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Employment Law Workshop – Employment Contracts and Policies
8 June 2022 @ 07:30 AM - 8 June 2022 @ 09:30 AM

Including Key Changes to follow the Federal Election As the end of the financial year draws to a close, and the results of our Federal Election are soon to be revealed, it is timely that businesses review their contracts and policies to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest developments. It’s likely many businesses are…

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Employment Law & Business Migration Issues – The Impact of COVID-19
31 March 2020 @ 10:30 AM - 31 March 2020 @ 12:00 PM

This complimentary webinar will provide the legal framework to address the employment law issues and concerns you are facing as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. Presented by our Head of Employment Law, Shawn Skyring and Associate, Lisa Qiu, this seminar will cover the following topics: Managing temporary vs permanent closures Leave entitlements/alternative work hours and duties/redundancies/working from…

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The Franchise Sector and COVID-19: Adapting to the Changing Landscape
22 April 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 22 April 2020 @ 02:00 PM

At Coleman Greig, our goal during this time is to support franchisors and franchisees by providing information and resources that have been created by our team of legal experts to help franchisors and franchisees adapt to the changing landscape and new ways of doing business. In this franchising specific webinar, we will cover the following…

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COVID Conversations: Navigating the Business Landscape
6 May 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 6 May 2020 @ 01:00 PM

The last 6 weeks have seen an enormous degree of change for businesses across the board.  From the Federal Government’s economic stimulus packages through to JobKeeper and the Fair Work Act, the National Code of Conduct for retail and commercial leasing to changes in the insolvency laws, many organisations are struggling to navigate these unchartered…

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Returning to the Workplace during COVID-19
29 May 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 29 May 2020 @ 01:30 PM

The past few weeks have seen the COVID-19 curve in Australia continue to flatten and with that has come the easing of restrictions on a range of fronts. Now is the time for businesses to start preparing for what the workplace might look like over the coming months. The ability for employers to respond effectively…

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Returning to the Workplace during COVID-19
4 June 2020 @ 01:00 PM - 4 June 2020 @ 02:30 PM

Webinar for Campbelltown-Macarthur and Penrith Regions The past few weeks have seen the COVID-19 curve in Australia continue to flatten and with that has come the easing of restrictions on a range of fronts. Now is the time for businesses to start preparing for what the workplace might look like over the coming months. The…

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Engaging Employees: Getting it Right Especially with Casuals
25 August 2020 @ 09:30 AM - 25 August 2020 @ 12:00 PM

The recent Federal Court judgment surrounding long term casuals has put many employers at substantial risk of being liable for leave and other entitlements where the nature of the engagement is actually permanent and not casual. It is now critical that employers review their casual arrangements and decide what to do about them. This highly…

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Mental Health in the Workplace
22 September 2020 @ 09:30 AM - 22 September 2020 @ 12:00 PM

The importance of mental health, particularly in the workplace, is more prevalent than ever amidst the current COVID-19 crisis. Increased awareness of mental illness in the workplace and the community generally means employers need to have heightened awareness of mental health issues at work.  The chances of having an employee with a mental illness are high,…

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Performance Management, Feedback and Managing Terminations
10 November 2020 @ 09:30 AM - 10 November 2020 @ 12:00 PM

This interactive virtual workshop is designed to ensure managers and HR decision-makers understand their obligations and responsibilities in regard to critical HR tasks. It will minimise potential risk to the business from an employment law perspective and help to ensure appropriate procedures and protocols are followed. What will be covered? General requirements: The 3 Warnings…

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COVID-19 Vaccinations & Employment Law: The Latest on Workplace Rights and Obligations
7 October 2021 @ 12:30 PM - 7 October 2021 @ 01:30 PM

With the NSW Government’s accelerated COVID-19 vaccination program and recent messaging around the State returning to a ‘COVID-normal’ from 1 December 2021, it is important for businesses to be prepared for the easing of restrictions. The ability for employers to respond effectively as we navigate through the next few months will be critical from both…

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Award Compliance: The Implications of Getting it Wrong
12 March 2020 @ 07:30 AM - 12 March 2020 @ 09:15 AM

With the 4-yearly review of the modern awards drawing to a close, underpayment claims and court decisions now being a regular occurrence, and wage theft being a political issue, it’s important that your clients are across their award obligations, and take active steps to ensure compliance. Award interpretation can be difficult and having systems in…

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