How we can help
At Workplace Law we encourage a proactive, preventative approach to solve employment or workplace issues at the earliest opportunity. To that end, our firm offers an array of services to help our clients achieve their business goals and avoid expensive workplace-related litigation.
An industrial dispute can have a profound and lasting negative effect on your business and its reputation in the marketplace, unless addressed quickly and efficiently to produce a positive result.
Workplace Law offers services to Australian companies in the USA and UK and, to companies in those countries doing, or wanting to do, business in Australia.
At Workplace Law we understand that a harmonious workplace is a productive workplace. For this reason it is important that issues raised by employees are investigated by highly skilled and experienced people and then resolved quickly and effectively.
Work Health & Safety
Workplace Law assists clients in understanding and managing duties and obligations under Work Health and Safety legislation.
Workplace Law offers specialist services in the area of Workers Compensation to both employers and insurers in response to claims by injured employees.
A primary objective of anti-discrimination law is the elimination of discrimination against persons in the workplace. Such discrimination may occur on the basis of (for example) race, sex, disability, age, or sexuality.
Workplace Law provides a range of services to sporting organisations. Building on our expertise in workplace relations advising local councils and state sporting organisations, our lawyers are able to assist sporting organisations at all levels.
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“Modern awards are in a constant state of flux with amendments regularly flowing through.”
Our Managing Director, Athena Koelmeyer, spoke to Fairfax media about the trending employment law issues facing Australian employers.
Accountancy firm found to be accessorily liable for underpayments
The Fair Work Commission introduces changes to the agreement approval process; The Fair Work Ombudsman proposes new Bill to address record keeping for vulnerable workers; Accountancy firm found to be accessorily liable for underpayments; Unions and union organisers penalised for their involvement in unlawful industrial activity; Employer ordered to pay $10,000 in damages to job candidate for discrimination based on mental illness; Injury from rugby league charity match not compensable; Cleanaway fined $650k over Adelaide chemical fire
Think before you click
The internet and email are essential tools for most businesses. Email makes correspondence and transactions simple and efficient, but it is also easy to send the wrong email to the wrong recipient!
Once upon a trolley…
The plight of trolley collectors has been a focus of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) for many years, and the Australian Industrial Relations Commission before that.
Prosecutions under the WHS Act
In our last instalment of our three part blog series we will focus on the most extreme form of enforcement under the Model Work Health and Safety Act, prosecutions.