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"The modern employment relationship requires careful management.  Our team has the practical and problem-solving skills and experience to assist our clients with the most difficult issues that arise on a day to day basis."  Pat Mullins

There is little doubt that effectively dealing with the employment relationship and the myriad of issues that arise within its scope is a key element to the success of any business. In addition, the Fair Work Act, the National Employment Standards, and also Modern Awards have all introduced complicating issues. Our employment team has the legal expertise, practical experience and common sense to advise on the broad range of employment issues that arise day to day.

Our team advises large and small employers (including corporates, schools, religious orders, peak sporting bodies, sports clubs, hotels and licensed clubs) on a range of employment, industrial relations and workplace health and safety matters. We advise on day-to-day issues that arise in employment contracts, performance management, misconduct and dismissal of employees. We provide practical and proactive advice on anti-discrimination and dismissal laws, workplace bullying and harassment issues and general protection disputes to effectively minimise and manage the risks.  We advise on individual workplace issues, collective workplace issues and safety matters.

Our clients tell us that, apart from the quality and practical nature of our advice, our team’s accessibility is one of our greatest assets.  This means they can make a quick phone call to talk over a potential issue or circumstance before making a decision and before a potential issue becomes unmanageable.  This often saves our clients from the many time consuming issues that can often distract them from their core business operations.  We can dispel doubt, give clear and concise advice in non legal speak, and recommend positive, practical steps to resolve issues.  We can provide comprehensive in-house training programs tailored to meet the needs of our clients.

Our team thrives on being practical problem-solvers in an area of law which can often be quite complex.

Our lawyers can assist with:

  • employment contracts
  • performance management issues
  • managing employee misconduct
  • policy development
  • anti-discrimination matters
  • the Modern Award process
  • the Fair Work Act 2009
  • the National Employment Standards
  • dispute resolution and litigation


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