CG Workplace Connect

Your 'on call' employment law and business migration advisory service

Whether your business employs 200 staff or just 20, the chances are you will benefit from regular employment law and business migration advice.   You may need assistance with a redundancy or termination, have issues with workplace harassment or bullying, or simply want to confirm your obligations with regard to an Award or perhaps a 457 or 186 Visa application.    

CG Workplace Connect sets up a relationship that allows you to utilise the collective skills and experience of the CG Employment Law & Business Migration team, when you need them.

How does the service work?

You simply sign up to the CG Workplace Connect agreement to receive ongoing advice throughout the year, which will be documented and billed as issues arise.   The agreement forms the basis of our relationship each time you pick up the phone or email your lawyer.

There is no up-front cost.  You only pay for the advice and services you use throughout the year!

Exclusive Discounts on CG Services

By joining CG Workplace Connect, clients are also given access to exclusive discounts on a range of key services offered by Coleman Greig throughout the year.  These discounts include:

Employment Law Compliance Check - Check Only $550 plus GST

Includes a review of your existing employment contract template; workplace policies and procedures and a Modern Awards compliance check.

Receive a report setting out recommendations for improvement, issues with compliance and necessary updates.

Business Migration Compliance Check - Only $450 plus GST

Includes:

  • a review of all existing 457 visa holders currently sponsored by your company

  • review of your status as a standard business sponsorship and whether/when it needs to be renewed

  • a report on which of your 457 visa holders are eligible for permanent residence and the process

  • any potential compliance issues you may face as a standard business sponsor.

In-House Training & Development - 2-Hour Workshop Only $2,000 plus GST

Receive over 20% off the cost of an in-house training session for up to 20 employees.  Normally $2,500 (plus GST)!

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Performance Management, Feedback and Termination
  • Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment
  • Social Media and BYO Devices

Common Issues and Questions

Employment Legislation & Awards Compliance

  • Is the remuneration we are offering in this role in line with the correct Award? 
  • Is this employment contract compliant? 

  • Could our actions be interpreted as "Adverse Action" against an employee?

Performance Management and Termination

  • Is my warning letter written in an appropriate manner and style?

  • How much do I need to pay the employee on termination?

  • Do I need to have a ‘witness’ attend this performance management interview?

Business Migration

  • Is this employee’s visa the most appropriate one?

  • We sponsored an employee to come out to Australia, what are our obligations now?

  • Can we help an employee’s family migrate?

Why use Workplace Connect?

Coleman Greig’s clients who already use the Workplace Connect service appreciate the value our lawyers can add to their daily decision-making processes.

"Since we began using Coleman Greig Lawyers for employment relations advice, we have found them to provide excellent service in terms of dealing with our issues in a timely and professional manner. Their advice has always been of a high standard and continues to help us resolve the many different issues our company confronts from time to time.

We are very happy with the service and advice we receive and have never had any reason to even consider an alternative!"

Claude Simeone, Finance & Accounting Manager, Kawasaki Motors Pty Ltd

"I have been working with the Coleman Greig Employment team for nine years now and I occasionally wonder how I would have survived the more stressful and frustrating moments of my role in Human Resources without the comfort of having the Coleman Greig team on the other end of the phone! There have been many times when we have called about an ongoing or unusual situation at work and they have always been able to provide the most pragmatic and appropriate advice for each given situation.

The team is so responsive, and if someone isn’t available immediately, they will either follow up within a short period of time or suggest someone else who will be able to assist. Not only have they been able to provide the appropriate legal advice, but they have also (unknowingly) provided the confidence and reassurance (and humour) that we have needed to act swiftly and appropriately... and maintain our sanity! I would recommend this service to anyone who requires employment law advice."

Carinne McRae, Syngenta, Head of Human Resources Australasia

"As a very busy HR professional, I truly value the employment relations support and advice that I receive from Coleman Greig Lawyers. No issue is too difficult, and every request for specialist advice is met with a very friendly and engaging response. I deal primarily with Anna Ford who is extremely responsive and professional. What I value most is that Anna delivers the message in language that is not layered with ‘legalese’, providing advice that is very easy to understand and implement, which is very much appreciated when urgent responses are required!

I see Coleman Greig’s Employment Law Advisory Service as an "outsourced" extension of our HR team, allowing me to stay focused on our business and not get distracted by sensitive legal matters that require professional consult."

Melissa O’Connor, National Human Resources Manager, Crown Relocations

 

For further information, contact our experienced Workplace Connect team:

Stephen Booth, Principal
Phone: +61 2 9895 9222
Email: sbooth@colemangreig.com.au

Anna Ford, Senior Associate
Phone: +61 2 9895 9233
Email: aford@colemangreig.com.au 

Lisa Qiu, Lawyer 
Registered Migration Agent 1681285
Phone: +61 2 9895 9207
Email: lqiu@colemangreig.com.au 

CG Workplace Connect - Our Clients

Coleman Greig’s team of experienced employment lawyers provides quality advice and representation to a diverse range of clients. These clients include family businesses employing less than fifty staff members, through to subsidiaries of multi-national organisations with hundreds of employees, public and privately owned companies. 
 
Our employment and OHS experts have earned an enviable reputation over the years. Working closely with clients from a range of industry sectors, the team provides quality advice that ensures compliance with relevant legislation, and expert representation in the Courts and Tribunals when required.
 
We currently act for clients from fields as diverse as banking and finance, local government, franchising, retail, manufacturing, building and construction, professional services, food and hospitality and the not-for-profit sector.
 
"Coleman Greig take a much broader and longer term perspective approach to their client base, helping solve issues which may not be great revenue raisers for Coleman & Greig but assist in cementing our relationship on a longer term basis."

Michael Biddle, Managing Director, Capital Safety

"Imation ANZ would like to thank Coleman Greig for the sound uncomplicated advice we have received over the years. It really makes a difference knowing we can reach out and be assured to receive timely sound advice from you. Also, the very informative and enlightening Workshops and Seminars we attend help ensure the running of our business in a compliant manner."

Bernadette Strang, APAC Region HR Coordinator, Imation ANZ

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