General Employment

PCC Employment Lawyers can work with you to ensure your organisation meets the obligations imposed by workplace legislation in a manner which maximises your competitive advantage. Our lawyers have extensive experience in managing complex legal issues which can arise in the modern workplace.  Our skills and experience also assist us to quickly understand your ongoing workplace legal issues and achieve timely and cost effective commercial solutions.

We act for clients in relation to general employment by:

  • Preparing and reviewing contracts of employment and workplace policies
  • Strategic advice in relation to corporate and workforce restructuring and redundancies
  • Advising and representing organisations through the enterprise agreement bargaining process
  • Defending unfair dismissal and general protections applications
  • Advising and defending discrimination, harassment and bullying claims
  • Providing advice regarding the management of sick and injured employees
  • Advising on sale of businesses and partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Advising on business security issues, including restraint of trade, confidential information and intellectual property
  • Carrying out investigations into workplace complaints
  • Providing advice to Boards and business executives regarding workplace law
  • Acting for clients in litigious matters

Human Resources Support

We provide advice and support to human resources teams of medium to large organisations, as well as advice to smaller businesses without a dedicated human resources team. Clients can choose to engage us on a retainer or to use us when and if issues arise.

We get to know your business to understand the issues that the business is facing and provide strategies for optimising business performance.

We provide advice on the following:

  • Review and advise on contracts of employment and remuneration packages
  • Prepare and/or review workplace policies and provide advise as to implementation
  • Provide advice as to obligations under Moderns Awards, Enterprise Agreements and the Fair Work Act
  • Advise as to how to effectively consult with employees about workplace change
  • Advise as to whether conduct warrants disciplinary action, including termination and how to minimise potential claims
  • Prepare performance improvement plans and advise as to performance managing employees
  • Represent businesses at conciliations, mediations and hearings in relation to claims brought by employees and former employees
  • Carrying out investigations into workplace complaints
  • Providing workplace training to managers and employees

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