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Employment Law

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.

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Industrial Disputes

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.

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International Law

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.

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Workplace Investigations

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.

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Work Health & Safety

Workplace Law assists clients in understanding and managing duties and obligations under Work Health and Safety legislation.

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Workplace Insurance

Workplace Law offers specialist services in the area of Workers Compensation to both employers and insurers in response to claims by injured employees.

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Discrimination

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.

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Sports Law

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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That’s my pejorative

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Ethnic slurs in the workplace

That’s my pejorative All employers should be aware that discrimination in the workplace on the basis of a “protected attribute” is unlawful. For example, Australia’s anti-discrimination legislation provides that it is unlawful to discriminate on the basis of “race.”...

It is all in the flexicution

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Flexible working arrangements

It is all in the flexicution What does an employer do in circumstances where it has granted flexible working arrangements and it is no longer able to accommodate the employee? The NSW Industrial Relations Commission (NSW IRC) in Construction Forestry, Mining and...

FWC Awards Maximum Compensation to Dismissed Employee Who Stole Company Property

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The Punishment Did Not Fit The Crime

FWC Awards Maximum Compensation to Dismissed Employee Who Stole Company Property A Qantas flight attendant (the Applicant) who was sacked for stealing alcohol from a flight and lying about it was awarded $33,731 in compensation by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) after...

What is the ‘gig’ economy?

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Special Edition E-update – Feb 2017

What is the ‘gig’ economy? The rise of the 'gig' economy brings with it some important legal considerations for employers. This e-update outlines what the 'gig' economy is, relevant information about the 'gig' economy in Australia, an example of a key case and the...

Study finds over 500,000 people are participating in illegal unpaid work experience

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The Intern

Study finds over 500,000 people are participating in illegal unpaid work experience When it comes to unpaid work experience, the question to be asked is, “Is it legal?” In a recent study commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Employment, it was found that in...

Employees reinstated following hasty redundancy consultation

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Give me time

Employees reinstated following hasty redundancy consultation Restructuring and redundancies can be difficult under the best of circumstances. Employers have obligations to their employees during these times and sometimes the fast paced demands of the business are at...

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