Employment law dictates that Employers must abide by several laws and regulations in the workplace. Working with a specialist team of employment lawyers can help you understand and follow these important rules across a range of employment scenarios.
It is illegal to discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, religion, gender as well as a range of other personal characteristics. Be sure to work with a qualified lawyer to help you understand and abide by the legislation which determines this important area of jurisdiction.
Employment law contract drafting:
A key part of an employer’s responsibility is creating contracts. Appoint a lawyer for the contract drafting process to ensure that the terms of employment you offer are just and fair.
Employment contract negotiations:
Creating and defining the terms of a contract during the negotiation process requires the specialist legal assistance, to ensure that the clauses are appropriate for the individual’s role as well as company operations a whole.
Employment policies and procedures:
There are several significant policies and procedures which employers need to have in place to ensure that their practices are just and law-abiding. Consult a lawyer to help guide you through this often complicated area of legislation and be safe in the knowledge that your business is implementing the correct systems for employees, including insurance, leave and working conditions.
If your organisation is considering creating an enterprise agreement, then it’s imperative to seek legal advice to ensure that negotiations move forward in a smooth and timely manner, as well as to make sure that all required elements of the process are enacted.
The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 is one of the legislative documents which outlines employers’ responsibilities to workers. This includes providing the correct insurance if an accident occurs in the workplace. Seek expert legal advice to ensure your employees are correctly covered and to assist in the claims process should the worst happen.
The area of Employment law is continuously being updated. Working with a specialist employment lawyer can help you stay aware of the latest developments in employment law.
If your organisation is facing the prospect of making employees redundant, it can be essential to enlist the guidance of employment lawyers so you can be sure that you’re following the correct legal proceedings, including the National Employment Standards.
The Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 governs discrimination law in Queensland, including legislation relating to sexual harassment in the workplace. Work with WGC lawyers to ensure that you understand the impacts of this important legal document for both employers and employees alike.
The Small Business Fair Dismissal Code is one of the important legal documents which governs this area of employment law, detailing the procedures employers must take if they wish to dismiss an employee for a valid reason. Without appropriate reasons, employers may face penalties and/or prosecution, so be sure to seek expert legal advice if you are considering implementing this procedure.
If you believe that bullying is occurring in your organisation, there are several steps you need to take. Before putting in place further action, working with a specialist employment lawyer can help you determine the nature and extent of the bullying, as well as the appropriate legal measures or procedures that need to be put in place or carried out.
If you require resolve a dispute in the workplace, consider working with a dedicated legal team to ensure you consider a range of other options aside from court action, including facilitation or mediation for a quicker, easier resolution to the matter.
Workplace health and safety:
Maintaining the highest standards of health and safety, including conducting the appropriate investigations when and as required, is imperative. The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 is one important legislative document which highlights the legal role and duties that employers must enforce for a safe and secure workplace.
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