Services

Workplace Relations Law Services

Our team has extensive knowledge and practice in assisting employers across all workplace related issues. We understand the complexity and sensitivity of matters and will work with employers to achieve the desired, commercially realistic, outcome for their business.

 

Please feel free to contact HR Law should you require any further information in regards to the services we offer. Our staff will be more than happy to discuss with you your individual needs as a business in regards to all employment related matters or general commercial matters.

Legislative Change

  • Specialist advice on the most effective implementation strategies for employers post legislative change;
  • General advice on the effects of legislative change on individual employers;
  • Internal and external training and workshops on legislative effect;
  • Legislative change audit - confidential audit of your workplace to ensure legislative compliance.

Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Law

  • Legislative advice in respect of Federal and State legislation, best practice methods and recommendations;
  • Training and providing advice to employers on preventative measures in respect of discrimination and harassment claims as well as dealing with the claims process;
  • Representing clients in the State and Federal Tribunals in respect of discrimination and harassment complaints;
  • Providing advice to clients on equal opportunity measures that should be implemented;
  • Training and educational workshops - through highly trained and legally qualified trainers, HR Law offers external and in-house seminars and training workshops in all employment related areas.

Risk Management

  • Advice on Federal, all State and Territory industrial relations laws;
  • Identification of the risks associated with the implementation of desired workplace practices;
  • Development of policies and ongoing legislative compliance management;
  • Industrial Relations compliance audits and risk analysis;
  • Developing and drafting of HR policies and procedures, Employee Handbooks and HR Manuals;
  • Employee training;
  • Mediation of internal employee grievances.

Employment Management

  • Assisting and advising on formal and informal disciplinary action;
  • Protection of intellectual property and confidential information;
  • Advice on all aspects of Occupational Health and Safety;
  • Advising on and representing employers and employees in resolution of employment disputes by negotiation and conciliation at both State and Federal levels in all jurisdictions;
  • Advice on or conduct of investigations in respect of policy breaches;
  • Mediation and dispute resolution - we offer an impartial perspective into workplace negotiations at all levels.

Employment Arrangements

  • Assessing the workplace to determine the best suited employee arrangements to implement;
  • Drafting of employment contracts, independent contractor agreements and equity agreements;
  • Negotiating and drafting all types of Enterprise Agreements with employees, unions and other representative bodies both at a Federal and State level;
  • Varying, extending or terminating agreements;
  • Drafting bonus/incentive/commission schemes.

Termination of Employment and Redundancy

  • Advising employers on and conduct of litigation arising from termination of employment, redundancies, unfair employment contracts, in all jurisdictions;
  • Advice and implementation of organisational structural changes;
  • Restraint of trade issues;
  • Wage disputes;
  • Alternative dispute resolution.

Enterprise Agreements

  • We have been involved in and can provide clients with advice and assistance in regards to Collective and Individual Workplace Agreements;
  • We can design, negotiate and introduce Enterprise Agreements into your workplace whilst assuring fairness to both the employer and employee whilst maintaining emphasis on addressing the practical and strategic needs of the company/s.

Training and Educational Workshops

  • Through highly trained and legally qualified trainers, HR Law offers external and in-house seminars and training workshops in all employment related areas;
  • We offer an impartial and objective perspective into workplace negotiations at all levels.

Industrial Relations Workplace Audits

  • We will come to your workplace to conduct a confidential audit of your workplace practices and provide you with a full audit report;
  • The report will provide advice in regards to any changes that must be made to ensure legislative compliance as well as any suggested workplace practice changes which will enhance operational efficiency.

Change Management

  • Providing strategic advice to employers in regards to all employment aspects relating to amalgamations, mergers, acquisitions and take overs;
  • Assisting in the change management process.

Due Diligence

  • Advising companies proposing to float on the stock exchange or acquiring private companies in respect of all industrial relations and labour issues.

Mediation and Dispute Resolution

  • We offer an impartial and objective perspective into workplace negotiations at all levels.

Workplace Health & Saftey

  • Compliance audits and system development;
  • Workplace accident invesitgation;
  • Representation.

Statutory Workers’ Compensation Claims

  • Managing claim process;
  • Advising on claim and employer’s position;
  • Appeals process.

Workplace Investigations

  • Undertake independent and impartial investigations into all workplace complaints;
  • Provide independent reports to organisations with either findings only or findings and recommendations.