Award interpretation, Modern Awards and Enterprise Bargaining Agreements
The complex, and constantly changing, nature of legislation in the field of employment law has created an environment in which many businesses find it difficult to keep up to date and ensure that they are complying with all of the relevant requirements and regulations.
At Coleman Greig we can review your compliance with the various aspects of legislation, Awards and Enterprise Agreements to minimise the risks to your business. We provide detailed advice as to your compliance and an assessment of possible risks as well as a practical, commercial view as to how to handle them, awareness of pending changes relevant to your business, and strategic factors in deciding on the future shape of contracts/workplace agreements/modern awards as applicable to your business
As part of our Employment Law services, we can review some or all of your:
- employment contracts or workplace or enterprise agreements
- leave policies and payroll practices
- discrimination, email/internet, drug and alcohol, WHS, workplace surveillance policies,
- compliance with all of the relevant applicable awards and legislation
We can also offer training for relevant staff within your business on any relevant changes to the law that might affect their role.
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Abandonment of Employment - can you fire an employee for not showing up to work?
- 4 Feb 2020
From time to time an employer has an employee who fails to attend work for one or more days, with no communication or reason given. In this article, Principal Lawyer Stephen Booth outlines what your rights are as an employer when it comes to employees not showing up to work.
How to sponsor someone who is currently on a Working Holiday Visa
- 3 Feb 2020
It can be hard and time consuming trying to find the right person for a role. What if the perfect person for the role is on a Working Holiday Visa that is due to expire? Read on to find out what you can do to extend the worker's employment in Australia.
The Underpayment Scandals continue
- 31 Jan 2020
Underpayments are at the top of many people’s minds, especially the Ombudsman. In this article, Lawyer Shanni Zoeller advises how your company can avoid making the headlines.
Parental Leave Entitlements: the cost of getting it wrong and how not to
- 3 Dec 2019
In this article, Lawyer Shanni Zoeller discusses all you need to know regarding parental leave entitlements including notice period, unpaid special maternity leave, evidence requirements and replacement employees.
Sponsoring someone on a TSS visa – all you need to know about the hiring and the firing
- 3 Dec 2019
In this article, Employment Lawyer and Registered Migration agent, Lisa Qiu outlines what is involved in sponsoring, hiring or firing someone on a TSS (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa.
Woolworths & the cost of workplace flexibility
- 3 Dec 2019
Unlike the 7-Eleven style exploitation cases, Woolworth's fell foul of the Award due to some of their full-time salaried employees being paid an ‘all up rate’. In this article, Senior Associate Dominic Russell explains what actually happened.
Old Enterprise Agreements and Class Actions: Danger! Danger! Warning Warning!
- 24 Jul 2019
Underpayments arising from misapplied or outdated enterprise agreements are a fertile field for class actions. If you identify a discrepancy in an employee’s wages you should immediately rectify it.
CBD-Style Legal Services Now on the Doorstep for Campbelltown-Macarthur Residents
- 23 Jul 2019
Residents and businesses within the Campbelltown-Macarthur region now have access to a wider range of commercial and personal legal services, expertise and support following Coleman Greig Lawyers' opening of offices in the centrally-located Oran Park Podium.
Employment Law Changes for the 2019-20 New Financial Year
- 26 Jun 2019
We are about to step into a new financial year, which means that numerous reference points relevant to employment law will alter due to annual indexation and changes to the law.
Key legal considerations to be aware of if you are thinking of making a position redundant
- 25 Mar 2019
The term "redundancy" in an employment context refers to a situation when an employer no longer requires the role that the relevant employee(s) has/have been performing to be performed. The focus is the job, or the removal of the particular position from the company personnel structure, so it is important to keep in mind that it is quite possible for a redundancy to arise even in circumstances where the duties of a particular position are reallocated to other existing or remaining employees.
When is a ‘casual’ worker not actually classed as a casual?
- 5 Dec 2018
The decision handed down in the case of WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene  FCAFC 131 reasserts the traditional view that you cannot convert an employee who is really a regular full, or part-time employee into a casual simply by calling the employee ‘casual’. Employers must look at the actual facts of the employment relationship in deciding what the real nature of the relationship is.
Plain English Guide to Employee or Contractor
- 1 Jul 2015
Sometimes a person engaged as a contractor may in law be an employee. The line that divides employees from contractors is grey and shifting. Application of Awards and unjust dismissal laws, pay and leave entitlements, and tax and insurance issues all depend on which status applies. This Plain English Guide answers some of the commonly asked questions about defining the relationship of employee vs. contractor.
Plain English Guide to Modern Awards, Enterprise Agreements and Employment Contracts
- 1 Jul 2015
An award is a standard of minimum industrial terms and conditions applying to specific groups of employees. Whether your employees are covered by an award depends on whether they fit into the occupations covered by an award.
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