Employment

Today’s competitive marketplace requires successful business entities to effectively manage and maintain the human side of their organisations.

This is a constantly evolving and dynamic area of the law, and one in which we provide timely, effective and efficient advice to our clients. In the case of our employer clients, this is to ensure that they can keep their focus where it should be - running their businesses. In respect of our employee clients, it is to ensure that they are treated in a fair manner.

We provide advice to employers and employees on all aspects of employment law, including obligations under awards, workplace bullying and conflict resolution and prevention, privacy and discrimination issues, work health and safety issues, obligations on sale or transfer of a business, redundancy and unfair/wrongful dismissal.

Mellor Olsson is very experienced in drafting employment contracts and assisting clients with developing strategies and implementing policies to minimise the likelihood of any workplace issues arising.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Strategic advice to employers
  • Employment contracts
  • Award and Enterprise Agreement interpretation and obligations
  • Wage rates including penalty rates
  • Redundancy
  • Statutory obligations
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Privacy issues
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Codes of Conduct
  • Discrimination 
  • Workplace bullying and conflict
  • Leave entitlements including parental leave
  • Underpayment of wages
  • Obligations to employees on sale or transfer of a business
  • Confidential Information
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Workers compensation claims
  • Breach of contract
  • Implementation of strategies and workplace policies
  • Independent contractors
  • Record keeping
  • Out of hours conduct by employees including use of social media

Download our Employment Law Brochure here

Head Office

5th Floor, 80 King William Street Adelaide, South Australia 5000
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