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.
No ordinary job
Employer fails to demonstrate that redundancies were due to the ordinary and customary turnover of labour
The FW Act provides a minimum entitlement to redundancy pay in situations where an employee’s position is genuinely made redundant.
Who’s the Boss?
The FWC has reduced an employee’s entitlement to redundancy pay to nil after an employer successfully argued that it obtained ‘other acceptable employment’ for the employee, which the employee had refused.
Care and control
A recent decision from the District Court of New South Wales has highlighted the importance of a host employer’s duty of care to any labour-hire worker it engages where the work directions and conditions are within the host employer’s knowledge and control.
Put it in writing
Australia’s anti-discrimination legislation imposes positive obligations on employers to make reasonable adjustments in the workplace to accommodate an employee’s disability, unless doing so would cause unjustifiable hardship to the business.
Conviction under work health and safety legalisation can result in significant fines and/or imprisonment.
Weighing the costs
In a matter recently before the Federal Circuit Court of Australia an employer successfully claimed that an employee acted unreasonably in the course of proceedings and the employer was awarded costs of $35,000.