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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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The importance of up-to-date policies and regular training

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Uber eX-employee sparks reform of company culture

Uber Technologies now appears to be undergoing a major remodel of its workplace environment, including the dismissal of 20 employees and the departure of CEO, Travis Kalanick, following a self-imposed investigation into the culture of the eight-year old company.

It’s a crying sham

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Cleaning company engaged in sham contracting ordered to pay over $660,000

Sham contracting and the exploitation of vulnerable workers have been hot topics recently following a series of high profile cases including the likes of 7Eleven, Baiada Poultry and Quest Serviced Apartments. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) continues its crusade, investigating and litigating claims related to worker exploitation in supply chain arrangements.

I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.

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Can a computer be the decision-maker in an adverse action decision?

As reported this month in HRM Magazine, Futurist Chris Riddell predicts that artificial intelligence will play a key role in business leadership in the next five years. Riddell says, “Artificial Intelligence will start to make decisions and will ‘co-pilot’ the running of business.” But, as the functionality of HRIS increases and technology generally gets smarter, will an employer’s reliance on the recommendations or decisions of a HRIS put the employer at risk?

I like to move it (move it)

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Relocation & Redundancy

The issue of relocating employees from one location to another arises when a business is restructuring, when a site closes down, or when a business decides to move its operations. A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) considered the issues of relocation, redundancy and unfair dismissal.

State of Play

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Cricket Australia and NRL Industrial Disputes

Recently, there has been intense focus in the media on two of Australia’s top sporting codes and their negotiations for new pay deals. The threats of strikes and boycotts highlight why it is important to have and maintain good communication between the parties in the collective bargaining process.

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