We are fortunate that our lawyers come from diverse professional backgrounds, and because we act for both the employer and employee, representing large businesses, Small to Medium Enterprise and start-ups, senior executives, unions, councils, among others, this gives us a unique insight and strategic approach into providing workplace and employment law solutions.
Businesses / Employers
As an Employer, one of the most challenging aspects of a business is the management of employees. In addition to the requirement for staff to perform to certain standards, it is recommended you facilitate a positive and productive relationship with your employees that fosters development and growth. This relationship must take into consideration the workings of your business and Employment Law obligations. Employment Law is complex as there are many acts and common law obligations that both employers and employees must abide by. It is often too easy for employers to fall into the trap of not being across their obligations, until such time as the relationship sours between yourself and the employee and a possible claim arises (often years down the track).
Whilst we will advise you in regard to your legal issues, we will also seek to provide practical solutions to your workplace issues, and assistance with preventing likely issues from arising in the future.
We can assist you in dealing with employees on a range of matters, including:
- Disciplinary Procedures
- Termination of Employment
- Unfair Dismissal
- General Protection Claims (Adverse Action)
- Employment Obligations & Interpretation of Modern Award Provisions
- Representation at the Fair Work Commission and Federal Circuit Court
- Employment Contracts and Individual Flexibility Agreements
- Human Resources Advice and Support
- Training and Compliance
- Performance Management
- Business Restructures and Redundancies
- Dispute Resolution
- Enterprise Bargaining
Failure to handle the above matters in their explicit ways, will most likely lead to unforeseen actions or costs to a business. We recognise that obtaining the right advice in employment and workplace relations (no matter how small the enquiry) for businesses is essential to dealing with employees. This can be especially difficult for small to medium sized business that may not have a dedicated Human Resources and/or Legal Department.
Our team can work closely with employers to ensure they have the correct strategies in place to minimise any risk to the business.
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