Vanessa James-McPhee recently joined the Health Industry Employment Services as a Workplace Consultant. Vanessa and George first met and worked together when Vanessa was working at a national law firm. It was here that she learnt more about the private and public health sector and worked closely with medical and specialist practices, allied health practices and dentists across Australia providing employment law and human resource support and advice.
Vanessa’s career spans approximately 20 years and has seen her predominantly supporting employers and businesses in health, professional services, retail, and hospitality to understand their obligations under Australian workplace laws. Vanessa speaks in plain English to ensure clients understand their obligations and next best steps. She is genuinely committed to partnering with businesses to ensure compliance in a complex and everchanging employment and workplace law landscape and her business acumen enables her to find solutions that work for individual practices and businesses.
Vanessa has experience reviewing and drafting contracts of employment, policies and procedures, unpacking and advising on simple and complex workplace harassment, discrimination, general protections and workplace complaints. She also has a comprehensive knowledge and practical application of workplace laws and modern awards and has represented clients on various matters in different jurisdictions.
Like George, Vanessa is dedicated and passionate about supporting the heath industry to ensure compliance and make a positive and empowering difference.
When Vanessa is not assisting HIES clients, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and baking, drinking wine and her new found love of pink gin, watching and supporting her children play sport and volunteering at her local AFL club.