Wickham Lawyers

Employment law

Workplace relationships are an integral aspect of our lives and can often lead to complex disputes. As a significant source of maintaining morale and smooth functioning of a corporation, it is essential to address workplace issues effectively.

Workplace issues can be emotionally draining, costly and time-consuming, but our established processes can help prevent problems from escalating and lead to favourable resolutions. Maintaining a stable and productive workplace is essential for any business, as it can impact commercial objectives, performance, and reputation.

Workplace law encompasses a wide range of legal matters that can arise before, during, and after employment, as well as issues that arise in the relationship between employers, employees, and contractors. 

We offer our services to a broad range of clients, including SMEs, financial institutions, government and public sector companies, and non-profit organisations. We also act as a trusted adviser to high-net-worth individuals and senior executives regarding their employment-related needs.

Employment law in Australia comprises a range of federal and state-specific workplace legislation, administrative rulings, and precedents that govern the legal entitlements and responsibilities of workers and employers. It is essential to maintain positive workplace relationships to ensure that professional environments remain safe for all parties involved.

We will work closely with you to understand the specifics of your case, outline your legal entitlements and responsibilities, and mediate effectively between all parties, including trade unions if necessary. Our goal is to achieve a satisfactory resolution that meets your needs while preserving positive workplace relationships.

Our team also assists with visa discrimination, unsafe working conditions, wage theft, and workplace exploitation on migrant works in Australia.

Issues such as: Anti-discrimination Law, Termination of Employment (unfair dismissal), Employment Contracts, Workplace Bullying and Harassment, and Workplace Discrimination can all lead to conflict. 

Our services include:

  • Preparing and negotiating employment-related agreements such as executive and director contracts, consultancy agreements, retention agreements, and settlement agreements.
  • Advising on human resources processes and procedures related to recruitment, performance appraisals, performance management, transfer of business, corporate restructuring, and redundancies.
  • Advising on termination of employment, including contractual and statutory obligations for notice and termination payments, and dismissal due to poor performance or misconduct.
  • Advising on issues related to executive remuneration, including remuneration structure, equity incentive arrangements, termination benefits, and shareholder approval requirements.
  • Conducting award and pay audits, including investigations by regulatory bodies such as the Fair Work Ombudsman.
  • Developing and assisting in the implementation of internal policies and procedures.
  • Assisting clients in resolving workplace grievances and disputes informally.

We also represent clients in employment litigation matters in federal and state courts and tribunals, including claims related to breach of contract and trade practices, unfair dismissal, general protections, restraint of trade, and protection of intellectual property and confidential information.

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