Employer Lawyers

As an employer, you are responsible for ensuring that your workplace complies with all applicable employment laws. This can be a daunting task, especially if you are not familiar with the law. However, you don’t have to worry. There are employment lawyers who can help you ensure that your workplace is legal and compliant. Our lawyers at Workplace Wizards are experienced in all aspects of employment law and can help you with everything from drafting employment contracts to handling discrimination claims. We are here to help you protect your business and your employees. Contact our employment law team today to learn more about our services.

Employment Lawyers For Employers and Businesses

Employment lawyers can advise you on a wide range of employment law issues and other employment related matters, including:
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  • Hiring and firing
  • Employee discipline
  • Performance reviews
  • Job descriptions
  • Employment contracts
  • Wage and hour laws
  • Leave entitlements
  • Health and safety laws
  • Discrimination laws

An experienced employment lawyer can help you create policies and procedures that will minimize the risk of legal problems. They can also help you navigate the complex web of employment laws, and represent you in court if necessary.

If you are an employer, it is important to have a lawyer on your side who understands employment law. Contact an experienced employment lawyer from Workplace Wizards today to discuss your specific needs.

Comprehensive Legal Services

The following are some services our workplace lawyers can provide for your business when it comes to handling employment law matters:
  • Drafting, reviewing, and updating workplace policies and procedures
  • Conducting workplace investigations
  • Advising on misconduct and performance management
  • Managing terminations of employment
  • Drafting employment contracts
  • Advising on workplace restructures
  • Providing training to managers and employees on a range of workplace issues
  • Assisting with enterprise bargaining negotiations

If you need legal assistance or legal representation with any employment law matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our workplace lawyers are experienced in all areas of employment law and can provide you with the advice and support you need to navigate these complex employment issues.

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Unfair Dismissal Claims For Employers

Under Australian law, employers must not dismiss an employee unless the dismissal is fair. A dismissal will only be considered fair if it is for a valid reason (such as serious misconduct), and if the employee has been given procedural fairness (such as a chance to explain their side of the story). 

If you are an employer who has dismissed an employee, our workplace lawyers can advise you on whether the dismissal was fair and, if not, what options are available to the employee.

If you have been accused of unfair dismissal, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Employers can be held liable for a range of damages if they are found to have unfairly dismissed an employee, including lost wages, reinstatement of the employee, and legal costs.

Our workplace lawyers can advise you on your obligations as an employer and help you to defend any unfair dismissal claims that may be brought against you. We can also assist with negotiating settlements with employees who have been unfairly dismissed.

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Employment Contracts

It is important for all employers to have well-drafted employment contracts in place. Employment contracts set out the rights and obligations of both the employer and the employee and can help to minimize the risk of disputes arising. 

Our workplace lawyers can assist you with drafting employment contracts, or reviewing and updating an existing employment contract, to ensure that they comply with current employment law. We can also advise you on the implications of proposed changes to employment contracts, such as changes to hours of work or salary.

Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

Discrimination and sexual harassment are prohibited under both state and federal law. Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that their workplace is free from discrimination and harassment, and to take reasonable steps to prevent such conduct from occurring. 

If you are an employer who has received a complaint of discrimination or harassment, our workplace lawyers can advise you on the appropriate course of action to take, and can represent you in any investigations or proceedings that may arise.

Dispute Resolution — Avoid and Resolve Disputes

Disputes between employers and employees are common, and dispute resolution can be very costly in terms of time, money, and resources. Our workplace lawyers have extensive experience in assisting employers to avoid and resolve employment disputes. 

We can help you to resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation, and conciliation, and can represent you in court if necessary.

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Create A Positive Employment Relationship

It is in every employer’s best interest to create a positive employment relationship with their employees. A positive employment relationship can lead to a more productive and motivated workforce and can reduce the risk of disputes arising. 

Our workplace lawyers can assist you with creating a positive employment relationship by drafting policies and procedures that are compliant with Australian law, and by providing advice on the best practice for managing your employees.

Prevent Legal Issues and Protect Your Business

As an employer, it’s important to have a good understanding of employment law and your obligations as an employer. This will help you to minimise the risk of disputes with employees and protect your business from legal action. Consult our employment lawyers today to find out how we can help you protect your business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

An employment lawyer is a specialist lawyer who assists employers with a range of employment law matters. From dealing with employment contracts to employment rights and representing businesses in adverse action claims and dispute resolution, employment lawyers offer cost-effective solutions to help your company reach the best outcome. 

At Workplace Wizards, we can help you deal with any number of employment issues to help you reach a positive outcome. We work closely with you to understand the core values and goals of your business and develop a tailored plan to help you achieve them. Whether you’re giving out new job positions to new hires, dealing with performance management issues or contract breaches, we can deal with your employment issue in a professional manner. We also provide quality workplace relations training so you can effectively resolve problems when issues arise. Talk to our expert team today to see how you can benefit from our services.

Some of the common legal services we offer include: 

  • Drafting and reviewing employment contracts and other agreements
  • Advising on the correct classification of employees
  • Advising on the application of modern awards and enterprise agreements
  • Resolving disputes about wages and entitlements

Furthermore, our workplace lawyers can assist you with all compliance and litigation aspects of employment law matters, including:

  • Advising on compliance with the National Employment Standards
  • Negotiating individual flexibility arrangements
  • Advising on termination of employment, including redundancy programs
  • Assisting with investigations into employee misconduct
  • Representing employers in proceedings before the Fair Work Commission, state industrial commissions, and other courts and tribunals

For more information about how we can assist you, please contact us today.

If you need assistance from an employer lawyer, you can get in touch with Workplace Wizards. We are a team of experienced employment lawyers who can assist you with all your employment law needs. Contact us today to find out more.
The cost of an employer lawyer will vary depending on the services required. Contact us today for a consultation to find out more.

There are many benefits to using an employment lawyer, including:

  • Access to expert legal support on employment law
  • Assistance with negotiating and drafting employment contracts
  • Guidance on compliance with employment law
  • Representation in tribunal proceedings

If you are an employer, it is important to ensure that you comply with all the relevant employment laws. This can be a complex and time-consuming task, and an experienced employment lawyer can save you both time and money. 

Workplace lawyers can also help you to negotiate and draft employment contracts to minimize risk of an employment disputes. This is important to protect your business interests, as well as to ensure that your employees are aware of their rights and obligations.

If an employee does bring a claim against you, an employment lawyer can represent you in tribunal proceedings. This is important to ensure that the claim is dealt with efficiently and effectively, and to minimise the risk of any further claims being brought against you.

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