Joydeep Hor


People + Culture Strategies
Level 9, NAB House,
255 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

Tel: +61 (2) 8094 3101


Joydeep Hor is a Graduate of Harvard Business School’s Owner-President Management Program and one of Australia’s most high-profile lawyers and legal entrepreneurs.

Having completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney where he majored in English literature together with his Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) degree, Joydeep went on to complete a Master of Laws at the same institution, focusing on labour and employment law. Joydeep has been ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers every year since 2010 and also in Doyle’s Guide to the Legal Profession.

Joydeep started his career at Freehill Hollingdale & Page (as it then was), before moving to another specialist workplace relations firm where he was made an equity partner at the early age of 28. He was managing partner of that firm from 2005 to 2010. Joydeep’s first book “Inside Employee Screening” was published in 1999 and he has authored several books since that time, including “Managing Workplace Behaviour”, “Managing Termination of Employment” and “Finders Keepers: A Guide to Attracting and Retaining Great Employees”. He has been a keynote speaker at countless conventions and industry events and for many years has been appearing on television programs for Channel 7, the ABC and Sky News as a thought leader and commentator in his areas of expertise. In 2016 Joydeep represented Australia at the International Forum on Employment Law in Portugal and he has been an invited speaker at multiple International Bar Association conferences.

In July 2010, Joydeep founded a groundbreaking practice in the legal industry, People + Culture Strategies. PCS was established to be unlike any other legal firm given its emphasis on working with its clients to prevent disputation and legal problems arising within their organisations, as opposed to a mere “reactive” provider. PCS now services over 1000 employers (with a strong reputation particularly in handling sensitive employee separation issues, matters of workplace bullying and harassment and developing strategic solutions to organisation’s people management challenges). Clients of the firm include Mars, Coca-Cola, Yum! Restaurants, Cochlear, 7-Eleven, Starbucks, Tesla, Coles, Sony Universal, Mercer and many other household name businesses. The firm has sustained revenue growth in excess of 20% every year due to the strength of its value proposition and its “partnership-based” approach to clients and billing. PCS is a member of Innangard, a global alliance of specialist Labour and Employment law firms, giving its clients access to some of the best labour and employment lawyers around the world.

  • Contract and HH Policy Review
  • Compliance & Audit Services
  • Secondments
  • Employees vs Independent Contractors
  • Transfer of Business
  • Business Protection Issues (e.g. Departure of Key Employee to Competitor)
  • Enterprise Agreements/Agreement Making
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Long-Term Medical Based Absenteeism
  • Workplace Surveillance
  • Unpaid Work Arrangements
  • Regulated Termination Benefits (Corporations Act)


People + Culture Strategies (“PCS”) has established itself as a unique provider of workplace relations legal solutions in Australia. Validation of PCS’ growth was demonstrated by its recognition in the 2013 BRW Faster Starters list and its nomination as one of the Employment Specialist Firms of the Year in Australia and New Zealand in the ALB Awards in every year of PCS’ existence.

PCS offers a unique value proposition: partnering with clients through approachable and pragmatic advice, providing flexible pricing models to suit organisations large and small (including monthly retainer arrangements) and delivering a comprehensive program of education events, webinars and other value-add activities. In addition, our expertise extends to non-traditional services to our clients’ HR/Legal functions including investigations, coaching and mentoring programs, strategic planning, industry-leading training and facilitation.

Founded and led by one of Australia’s most prolific legal personalities, Joydeep Hor, PCS’ legal team includes some of Australia’s foremost workplace law advisers, trainers and litigators with experience in every Australian jurisdiction and across all industries.

“Joydeep Hor of People + Culture Strategies co-heads the firm’s employment offering. He recently advised the Audit Office of New South Wales on its industrial relations strategy.”
Chambers & Partners