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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Law

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

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Award Compliance & Payroll Audits

Award Compliance & Payroll Audits

Classifications, rates, advice and representation related to Award Compliance

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Employment Law

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

Work Health & Safety

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

Read More
Workplace Behaviour

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

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

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

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

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

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 Law

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

Read More
Award Compliance & Payroll Audits

Award Compliance & Payroll Audits

Classifications, rates, advice and representation related to Award Compliance

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Employee dismissed for failing BAC tests

In a recent unfair dismissal decision, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has supported an employer’s decision to dismiss an employee for breaching its drug and alcohol policy despite the employer failing to strictly enforce the policy.

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Off the clock

Fair Work Commission finds out-of-hours drink driving offence was not a valid reason for dismissal

Generally, the way in which an employee conducts themselves out-of-hours does not fall within the realm of what the employer can supervise or control. However, there are times where an employee’s conduct after business hours and away from work can impact the employment relationship.

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Time's Up

Fair Work Commission rejects extension of time application after finding that the date of dismissal was made reasonably clear to the employee

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) imposes a strict 21-day time limit for employees to file unfair dismissal applications in the Fair Work Commission. The statutory limit starts from the date the dismissal takes effect.

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Pedal to the metal

Fair Work Commission orders the reinstatement of an employee who was unfairly dismissed following a second investigation into the same incident

In unfair dismissal matters, reinstatement is the primary remedy and the Fair Work Commission (FWC) may not make an order for compensation unless it is satisfied that reinstatement is inappropriate.

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You’re bacon me crazy

Fair Work Commission finds dismissal was disproportionate to the gravity of an employee’s heat of the moment remark

In the unfair dismissal jurisdiction, the primary remedy is reinstatement. This means the employer is ordered to return the employee to their employment in the position they held immediately prior to their dismissal or another position on no less favourable terms.

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Caffeine Hit

Fair Work Commission upholds dismissal of an employee who misused a company coffee account

Financial misconduct committed by an employee can fundamentally damage the trust and confidence in an employment relationship. Unfortunately, financial misconduct is a common issue for Australian businesses and if it is not dealt with promptly and effectively, there is an opportunity for further misadventure.

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