We can assist with all aspects of your employment needs. Be it day-to-day advisory work, litigation, or strategic advice on more complex matters, our lawyers will devise the pragmatic, insightful strategies needed to help you achieve the right outcomes.
Employer/employee relationships can be complex and challenging. Many issues arise, such as award and contract compliance; performance management; illness and injury; complaints and discrimination, and dismissal matters. We partner with our clients as they navigate the issues that matter the most.
Helping employers with internal discipline and performance management issues, processes and procedures is a regular component of our support to clients. We have handled all manner of workplace behaviour issues, including the prevention of sexual harassment, bullying, and discriminatory conduct in the workplace, through to fraud and dishonesty issues. We provide our clients with employment policies and procedures, design and execute training modules, help manage and resolve in-house complaints (including investigations), and advise and represent clients through conciliations, mediations and in hearings.
Part of our support to our clients’ people functions is assisting them with the movement of executives into Australia. We have migration agents within our team to handle visa applications and requirements and integrate that service with our overall employment offering to ensure that all of the legal requirements of new employees to Australia are met.
We also represent employers in all courts and tribunals in relation to dismissal claims, discrimination matters, and enforcing (or defending) restraint-of-trade and restrictive covenant cases.