As an employer, it is important to understand your legal rights and how they would apply in the workplace. This is particularly necessary if a workplace dispute emerges. Employment Law addresses the obligations and rights of both employers and employees. It aims to ensure both parties can maintain a positive work relationship, by defining matters like wages, contracts, award provisions, wrongful termination, discrimination, and safety.
Frank Law’s Employment team have a uniquely pro-active approach to Employment Law. Our pragmatic, forward-thinking team can assist you with Employment Law. Our vast experience gives us a strong big picture view – we can solve problems before they arise. We give clear guidance by openly communicating with our clients. Our deep knowledge of commercial law combined with our client-centered processes, enable us to help you foster positive work environments and resolve any workplace disputes.
To ensure employees and contractors are engaged by your business in the correct manner, it is essential to comply with relevant employment and taxation laws.
The process of managing difficult and unruly employees requires sound processes and management which should be in place well before the issue reaches a critical point.
We understand the principles, strategies and tactics of effective negotiation, conflict resolution and relationship management to ensure a more productive workforce, including a unionised workforce.
Awards are an integral part of the Australian industrial relations system and can be extremely difficult to apply in certain circumstances. Our team is well-geared to guide business owners through the legislative maze.
The need for effective workplace policies and procedures has never been more important in today’s changing workplace. This is driven by changes to legislation, regulation and codes of practice. All businesses should have policies based on best employment practices and ensure they comply with the Fair Work Act and meet minimum obligations.
An Employment Agreement is a contract used when hiring a new employee. It can be used for a range of different employment types, including full time, part time, casual, and fixed term. This Agreement sets out all of the terms of employment, including job duties, salary and benefits, work hours, confidentiality, annual leave and various other key terms.
An Independent Contractor Agreement is a written contract that spells out the terms of the working arrangement between a contractor and a business and it includes a description of the services provided, the terms and length of the project or service.
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Philip van den Heever is the Business Development Lead. He has over 16 years of commercial law experience in both South Africa and Australia. His deep understanding of commercial law allows him to wisely direct his clients to succeed in their business development
Andrea Harrold has a particular interest in domestic violence laws as she is passionate about ensuring positive family relations and creating stable homes. Andrea uses her skills and knowledge to help her clients direct their futures. Her adventurous nature takes her hiking through New Zealand and snacking on durian.
Katherine McCarthy is invested in restoring parental relationships to create positive futures for all members of the family. She uses her knowledge of law to solve people’s problems. Katherine is a keen traveller having visited 23 countries so far, with plans to explore even more.