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Expert legal support across all areas of employment and workplace law, for businesses and individuals

Workplace advisory

Support is available for all stages of the workplace life cycle, from recruitment to termination.

  • Explain the applicable minimum terms and conditions of employment applying to your business.

  • Review, negotiate and draft employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, facilities services agreements and workplace policies.

  • Provide support with grievance handling and managing claims of sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination.

  • Advise on workplace surveillance, workplace privacy, managing ill and injured workers, and managing performance, conduct, discipline, termination and redundancy.

Workplace compliance

Australian workplace laws are complex, and our experts can assist with:

  • Workplace law compliance issues, and implementing effective workplace legal risk management strategies, including understanding awards and enterprise agreements and consultation obligations with employees and unions.

  • Understanding your employee record keeping obligations, to manage compliance audits and due diligence, and to deal with whistleblowers, and modern slavery and workplace gender equality obligations.

  • Demonstrating compliance with bespoke workplace training programmes for managers and staff.

Workplace strategy

We advise on labour engagement models, enterprise bargaining, workplace change and restructuring, insourcing and outsourcing, transfer of business and transfer of employment. You can also get advice on ways to protect valuable confidential information and customer connections.

Workplace disputes and litigation

Our lawyers are highly experienced litigators and can be trusted to deliver pragmatic legal advice and first-rate representation in workplace disputes and litigation. We regularly act in unfair dismissal claims, adverse action and other general protections disputes, discrimination and sexual harassment complaints, applications for stop bullying and stop sexual harassment orders, breach of contract claims and proceedings for the enforcement of post-employment restraints.

Workplace investigations

When serious allegations are denied, an investigation will usually be necessary to protect your staff and your business. Our lawyers are highly experienced workplace investigators and can conduct investigations, or deliver training should the preference be to manage them in-house. We also conduct workplace culture reviews, and help with the review and triage of complaints.

Executive employment

Advice can be provided on, drafting, negotiating, varying and terminating executive employment contracts, remuneration, bonus and incentive schemes. We can also advise on executive employment separations and termination benefits, and post-employment restraints.

For legal advice and support
Stephen Schoninger

Head of Employment & Workplace
0407 947 998

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