Workplace Lawyers Melbourne
Employment Contracts & Disputes – Negotiating Employment Contracts For Employers & Employees
Employment law is a complex area of law to understand. It is now governed by the Fair Work Act 2009 and administered by Fair Work Australia. It is overseen by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
The number and complexity of award structures that exist in different industries today make it more complex to seek civil damages.
It is important to start any employment relationship with sound legal advice and a well drafted Employment Contract. You will then establish a fairer and more stable framework to start your workplace relations. After an employment contract is entered into, if both parties to the contract are in agreement, it may be varied, amended, renewed or extended.
Our Workplace Lawyers can advise, negotiate and draw up individual Employment Contracts or Negotiated Workplace Agreements, called Enterprise Agreements.
These contracts will ensure that conditions of employment comply with the National Employment Standards (NES), and that all parties are aware of their rights and responsibilities. We will work closely with you to include the necessary workplace policies and procedures.
Enterprise Agreements ensure that all parties in the workplace understand from the beginning the obligations, rights and the consequences of breaking the contract.
Breaches of Employment Contracts & Workplace Relations Issues
If you discover that your Employee has breached the terms of a Contract with you, you have certain rights to enforce these terms.
If you would like to talk to an experienced Employment Lawyer about either dismissing an Employee for breach of contract, or taking action to recover damages for breach of the contract, we can give you clear advice as to the likelihood of success, and the potential outcomes.
Breaching terms of the Contract:
If you think you are breaching the terms of your contract, and/or you have been caught breaching the terms of your contract, there are certain things you can do to minimise the damages payable if the Employer tries to enforce the terms of the contract.
Unfairly Dismissed or Sexually Harassed:
If you have been dismissed unfairly, or you have experienced harassment including sexual harassment, there are many things we can do to help you, including seeking damages, and/or gaining your job back.
See our page on Unfair Dismissal & Sexual Harassment.
If you would like to talk to our experienced Workplace Lawyers about either negotiating the conditions of your employment, or minimising any damages if the Employer wishes to enforce the contract, we are able to advise you of your likelihood of success and the potential outcomes.
We have successfully acted for Employers and Employees in all courts for more than 35 years. Over that time, sadly we have seen the same mistakes made by both parties many times.
Contact our Workplace Lawyers Melbourne for a no obligation, confidential chat.
Take The First Step - Contact Us
Our friendly CKL team will be in touch shortly.