Australian workplace law is a complex jigsaw puzzle of the common law, legislation (of which there are 16 key statutes) and industrial instruments (awards and workplace agreements), each component of which must be considered to provide high-quality professional advice.
Advice: we provide advice on all areas of the law at work, including the common law of contract (including making changes to these and bringing them to an end); independent contractor agreements; industrial relations (including the development and interpretation of awards, enterprise agreements and industrial disputes); general protections; unfair dismissal; redundancy; work health and safety; anti-discrimination; intellectual property; workplace surveillance; privacy and reputation.
Advocacy: we appear in all relevant Courts and Tribunals on behalf of our clients; including the Federal Court of Australia, the Fair Work Commission, the NSW Industrial Relations Commission and the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Legal documents: we prepare legal documents which meet the specific needs of our client and their circumstances. These include formal correspondence; written directions; warning letters; letters of offer/appointment; employment contracts; employment policies and procedures; independent contractor agreements; confidentiality agreements; and, Deeds of Release.
Legal Health Checks: The price of not complying with the broad range of laws that apply in the workplace can be very high. The price of not ensuring your workplace arrangements meet your business requirements can be the difference between a successful business and a failure. Our legal health checks enable our clients to be in the driver’s seat with respect to both compliance and effectiveness.
Work Health & Safety Risk Assessments and Compliance Audits: The penalties for non-compliance with work health and safety laws and the cost of workplace accidents and injuries can be enormous. Our Risk Assessments and Compliance Audits facilitate compliance and reduce costs.