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Workplace Law

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Our firm offers an array of services to help our clients achieve their business goals and avoid expensive workplace-related litigation.

Employment Law

At Workplace Law we encourage a proactive, preventative approach to solve employment or workplace issues at the earliest opportunity.

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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 Behaviour

The culture of an organisation will determine how successful it will be so, it is vital employers set themselves up to provide the best environment for their employees to be happy and to produce their best effort.

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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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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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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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Sports Law

Workplace Law provides a range of services to individual athletes, coaches, clubs, associations and governing bodies. Our legal expertise and organisational values, together with our ethical and professional standards, makes us the benchmark when it comes to supporting the female sports industry.

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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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Corporate Law

Corporate issues including negotiating and drafting agreements, resolving disputes, fraud, theft and injunctions.

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Award Compliance & Payroll Audits

Classifications, rates, advice and representation related to Award Compliance

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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.

Read More

Work Health & Safety

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

Read More

Workplace Behaviour

The culture of an organisation will determine how successful it will be so, it is vital employers set themselves up to provide the best environment for their employees to be happy and to produce their best effort.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Sports Law

Workplace Law provides a range of services to individual athletes, coaches, clubs, associations and governing bodies. Our legal expertise and organisational values, together with our ethical and professional standards, makes us the benchmark when it comes to supporting the female sports industry.

Read More

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.

Read More

Corporate Law

Corporate issues including negotiating and drafting agreements, resolving disputes, fraud, theft and injunctions.

Read More

Award Compliance & Payroll Audits

Classifications, rates, advice and representation related to Award Compliance

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The onus and presumption in adverse action matters

Under the general protections provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act), it is unlawful for a person to take adverse action against another person for a proscribed reason. One of the features of the general protections provisions under the FW Act is the presumption that adverse action was taken for a proscribed reason unless it is proven that the adverse action was not taken for that reason.

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Put it in writing

Notice of termination in the employment contract

When it comes to engaging new employees or promoting existing employees, it is crucial that employers prepare and review contracts of employment to ensure that they accurately reflect the terms which will govern an employee’s employment.

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In your letter

Termination of employment letters

A termination of employment letter serves a significant purpose in bringing the employment relationship to an end.

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Cases and Legislation September 2020

Workplace Relations Review

The Queensland Government recently passed legislation amending the Criminal Code Act 1899 (the Code) to criminalise wage theft by employers in Queensland.‍The Criminal Code and Other Legislation (Wage Theft) Amendment Bill 2020 (the Bill) was introduced to the Queensland Parliament in response to a Report released in 2018 by the Queensland Parliamentary Education, Employment and Small Business Committee following an inquiry into wage theft in Queensland. The Report identified critical issues in wage theft as well as deliberate action taken by employers to frustrate employees’ attempts to recover entitlements.

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Central Coast Roosters win the 2020 NSW Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership

Congratulations to all the players and coaches of the Central Coast Roosters on winning the 2020 NSW Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership title.

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Managing Workplace Behaviour: "You Get What You Tolerate"

Key Takeaways from our Webinar

In our August webinar, our Managing Director and Principal, Athena Koelmeyer, discussed the challenges faced by modern employers when managing workplace behaviour. In that webinar, Athena examined a number of recent unfair dismissal decisions of the Fair Work Commission which provide some good guidance for employers.

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