image of Saul HarbenSaul Harben

Clayton Utz Partner , Perth T +61 8 9426 8219 +61 407 478 648

For over a decade, Saul has advised employers throughout Australia on all aspects of workplace relations law in the energy & resources, transport & logistics, and retail & finance sectors. Saul also acts for a number of Australia's largest building and construction companies providing both strategic and operational advice.

Saul has also acted for a number of government agencies and statutory authorities at local, state and federal level. These include Fair Work Building & Construction, Fair Work Ombudsman, Western Power, Water Corporation, ATO and ASIC. Saul was the lead employment lawyer on the disaggregation of Western Power in 2005 and has worked closely with a number of public and private power companies in Western Australia.

Saul has a specialised focus on workplace health and safety, in particular with a number of clients in the energy and resources sector, including offshore oil and gas.

Saul works closely with his clients to develop communication plans associated with changes in the workplace, in particular in relation to restructuring in the workplace.

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Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety

Industrial relations

Saul’s experience includes preparing industrial relations strategies and the implementation of those strategies, advising clients in negotiating collective and individual industrial instruments, and resolving industrial disputes.

Employee relations

Saul’s experience includes preparing employment contracts, preparing and reviewing workplace policies and procedures and advising on performance management, termination of employment and redundancy/restructure issues.

Equal opportunity

Saul’s experience includes advising on workplace EEO investigations, conducting EEO litigation and strategies for managing ill and injured employees.


Saul’s experience includes advising on OH&S obligations (including at the Board level), assisting with investigations into workplace accidents and conducting OH&S litigation.

Executive remuneration

Saul’s experience includes preparing executive employment agreements, employee share option plans, short-term and long-term incentive arrangements and termination of employment of senior executives.

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