Workplace Law

Workplace Law

Fisher Jeffries acts for a range of national and regional employers of all sizes as well as senior executive employees.

Employment issues often require urgent and immediate attention involving difficult judgement calls. We work closely with our clients to provide practical advice and strategic guidance at short notice as well dealing with medium to long term workforce issues. We are specialists in all areas of workplace law across a range of industries and can provide fast and efficient assistance when needed.

We will work with you to scope and quote for our services and keep you informed along the way so that there are no surprises. We can also accommodate flexible fee arrangements including fixed quotes where possible and retainer fee models.

We provide a comprehensive range of workplace law services including:

  • Engagement issues:
    • Drafting and reviewing workplace policies, employment contracts and independent contractor and labour hire agreements
    • Award and other entitlements
    • Protecting confidential information and intellectual property
    • Restraints of trade
    • All aspects of enterprise bargaining
    • Conducting and advising on workplace investigations
  • Managing day-to-day employment and HR issues:
    • Performance management
    • Disciplinary issues
    • Internet and social media use
    • Discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment
    • Termination of employment
    • Drafting allegation, warning and termination letters
    • Remuneration and entitlements
    • General queries about compliance with workplace laws
  • WHS:
    • Managing and responding to critical incidents
    • Dealing with SafeWork SA
    • Safety prosecutions
    • Coronial inquests
  • Employment issues in M&A transactions and business restructures:
    • Transfer of employment
    • Legacy issues
    • Transfer and termination of industrial instruments
    • Redundancy
    • Treatment of employee entitlements in insolvency scenarios
  • Disputes:
    • Underpayment claims
    • Industrial disputes and dealing with unions
    • FWO investigations and prosecutions
    • Workers' compensation
    • Unfair dismissal
    • General protections
    • Discrimination
    • Breach of contract
  • Related matters:
    • Workplace defamation
    • Privacy Act obligations
    • ICAC investigations
    • Advising Incorporated Associations and their officers of compliance with the Incorporated Associations Act, Constitution and Rules
    • Conducting on-site training and seminars for clients

We are regularly involved in the conduct of contentious employment law disputes in the Fair Work Commission, the Federal, Federal Circuit, Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts, as well as the South Australian Employment Tribunal, South Australian Equal Opportunity Commission and Australian Human Rights Commission.

Key Contacts

For more information, please get in touch with one of our key contacts.

Nicholas Linke
Nicholas Linke

+61 8 8233 0628

Susan Babidge
Susan Babidge

+61 8 8233 0651