When Employment Law issues arise, time is critical.

If you’re an Employee, the Fair Work Act offers significant protections and entitlements.

However, if you are an Employer, your ability to protect your business interests in employment matters is mostly dependent on the enforcement of terms of a written Employment Contract.

Properly prepared and enforceable Employment Contracts are, therefore, essential for Business Protection.

When employees have access to important confidential information or are responsible for establishing or maintaining client relationships, businesses can suffer substantial losses if the employee leaves and uses the information or relationships to benefit themselves or another employer.
Ambiguous confidentiality clauses and unreasonable restraint clauses are, however, unenforceable or problematic at best.

Employment Services

Employers

We are able to assist Employers with:

  • Drafting and enforcing Employment Contracts including post-employment restraint and confidentiality clauses,
  • Fair Work Act advice,
  • National Employment Standards,
  • Award Interpretation and application,
  • Termination of Employment,
  • Unfair Dismissal claims under the Fair Work Act,
  • Small Business Fair Dismissal Code, and
  • Sale of business and transferring employee issues.

Employees

We are able to assist employees with:

  • Recovery of unpaid wages and entitlements,
  • Termination of Employment,
  • Unfair Dismissal claims under the Fair Work Act,
  • Unlawful Dismissal.
  • Workplace harassment, and
  • National Employment Standards and the new minimum entitlements,

Call Now to speak to an Employment Lawyer

1300 553 343

We help Employers to protect their interests and Employees to enforce their rights.

Whilst Employee’s rights are largely entrenched in the Fair Work Act, properly prepared and enforceable Employment Contracts are essential for Business Protection.

Now ask yourself how confident you are that your existing Employment Contracts are adequate.

If your business has employees with access to important confidential information or who maintain key customer relationships, they could do damage to your business if they set up in competition or join a competitor.

How We Help

Our Employment Lawyers assist both employers and employees in a broad range of workplace issues. We understand and value the importance our clients place on establishing and maintaining cohesive, constructive employment relationships.
In an area of law that is constantly changing we will ensure that we provide you with clear, concise, timely legal advice to enable you to make informed commercial decisions.

Employment Services

Employers

We are able to assist Employers with:

  • Drafting and enforcing Employment Contracts including post-employment restraint and confidentiality clauses,
  • Fair Work Act advice,
  • National Employment Standards,
  • Award Interpretation and application,
  • Termination of Employment,
  • Unfair Dismissal claims under the Fair Work Act,
  • Small Business Fair Dismissal Code, and
  • Sale of business and transferring employee issues.

Employees

We are able to assist employees with:

  • Recovery of unpaid wages and entitlements
  • Termination of Employment,
  • Unfair Dismissal claims under the Fair Work Act,
  • Unlawful Dismissal.
  • Workplace harassment, and
  • National Employment Standards and the new minimum entitlements,

Call Now to speak to an experienced Employment Lawyer

1300 553 343

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