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Top services offered by employment law firms

Anti-discrimination Act

Anti-discrimination Act

Legal considerations when employing staff and protecting employees in adherence to Anti-discrimation Act. 

Employee agreement

Employee agreement

Draft a standard employment contract for new hires as well as existing employees in your business. 

Employee Share Scheme (ESS)

Employee Share Scheme (ESS)

Setting up an Employee Share Scheme (ESS) to incentivise employees for loyalty and strong performances. 

Fair Work Act

Fair Work Act

Adhere to regulatory and compliance requirements of the Fair Work Act. 

Workers compensation

Workers compensation

Assessing and managing all aspects of workers compensation claim by employees. 

Average hourly rate for Employment Lawyers in Australia

min rate $109 - $796 max rate

  • LGMA Pty Ltd
    LGMA Pty Ltd

    ABN: 19168869574

    Employment Law


    LGM Advisors is located in Armadale is Melbourne's expert lawyers when it comes to commercial law, employment law, contract law, dispute resolution and intellectual property. Our team is highly customer focused, experienced and we provide value for money services. Contact LGM Advisors next time you need the services of the best lawyers in Melbourne.

  • Fourtree Lawyers
    Fourtree Lawyers

    ABN: 29626678304

    Employment Law


    Situated on the Central Coast of NSW, law firm Fourtree Lawyers delivers personalised service and expert legal representation with a focus on Criminal Law, Traffic Law, Family Law, Wills & Estates and Heavy Vehicle matters. Our Central Coast Solicitors provide sound legal advice, effective strategies and strong representation to ensure your legal issues are resolved promptly, in a professional and cost-effective manner. Fourtree Lawyers have an in-depth knowledge of our local community and an understanding of the issues and challenges facing our Central Coast clients. We take the time to listen to your concerns, review your matter with you, explain your position and provide an assessment of the likely outcome in plain English.

  • Digital Age Lawyers
    Digital Age Lawyers

    ABN: 93784886927

    Employment Law


    Digital Age Lawyers is committed to empowering businesses to protect their assets in the digital age. We are proactive advisors who check in with you and your business on a regular basis so we can put our legal minds to work to help you grow your business, helping you take the best-calculated risks so you can receive the biggest rewards. We don’t just prepare a set of legal documents for you and send you on your way until something happens.At Digital Age Lawyers, you deal with the lawyer who has the experience of big firms but with the heart of a small firm. Throughout the life of your business, things change. You change; your assets change; your business changes; the law will definitely change. We are here to help you navigate those changes.

  • Innover Legal Solutions
    Innover Legal Solutions

    ABN: 59772321763

    Employment Law


    Innover Legal Solutions is a corporate and commercial law firm offering our client's transparent, upfront costs. We over-service and provide tailored, practical solutions and advice to suit your needs. We pride ourselves in utilising innovative ways to communicate and provide advice to our clients, to lower costs, provide advice efficiently and make the whole legal process digestible! We assist clients with a range of legal issues including: * Company incorporations and business set-up (shareholders agreements, joint venture agreements) * Commercial law (contract, employment, lease agreements) * Dispute resolution

  • Sprintlaw - Legal Services
    Sprintlaw - Legal Services

    ABN: 62616847093

    Employment Law


    sprintlaw is a new type of law firm, designed for Australian small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs. Our team of expert lawyers are savvy users of tech tools and operate completely online – saving you time, money and helping you get legal services as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. We offer services like legal structure of a small business, business partnership agreement, company registration services, shareholders agreement, buying and selling a business, contract agreement, hire agreement, affiliate agreement, joint venture agreement, business sale agreement, loan agreement, employment agreement, commercial lease agreement, app t&c, e-commerce t&c, marketplace t&c, saas terms and conditions, website terms and conditions, intellectual property check, IP assignment, IP licence, trademark registration.

  • Slater and Gordon Australia Pty Ltd
    Slater and Gordon Australia Pty Ltd

    ABN: 67616914777

    Employment Law


    Our team at Slater and Gordon Gold Coast Lawyers are proud to support the local Gold Coast community with their legal needs. Our local team works exclusively in compensation claims, and we also have the backing of a large national firm with lawyers who can assist with Superannuation and Disability Insurance claims, Class Actions, Dispute Resolution and Estate Litigation. Our team are passionate about helping our community access expert legal advice, no matter your circumstances. Since 2009, we have provided free social work support services to our compensation law clients in crisis upon referral from a lawyer. Those support services cover a wide range of issues including emotional distress, financial and housing issues, and difficulty accessing care, treatment, or support services.

  • Parke Lawyers
    Parke Lawyers

    ABN: 16174063858

    Employment Law


    With A diverse team of expert legal practitioners, Parke Lawyers take a professional approach to all their cases, looking after small businesses, large companies, and private citizens alike. Some of our specific law services include family law, wills and estates, divorce, child support, litigation, conveyancing, criminal law and much more. We provide all customers high attention to detail and smart, confidential practical advice, our team at Parke Law will approach your needs honestly and concisely.

  • LegalVision

    ABN: 50 167 804 088

    Employment Law


    LegalVision is a market disruptor in the commercial legal services industry. Our innovative business model and custom-built technology allow our lawyers to provide a faster, better quality and more cost-effective client experience. LegalVision is a leader in delivering legal services in Australia and has assisted more than 150,000 businesses. LegalVision has replaced "six-minute billing" with fixed fees, as well as subscription pricing for clients with recurring needs. LegalVision's innovative model is now catching the attention of Australia's largest companies, who want to leverage their unique mix of legal and tech capabilities - for example, by using artificial intelligence to review high volumes of contracts. The firm was named Fastest Growing Law Firm in the Asia-Pacific by the Financial Times.

  • Hallett Law
    Hallett Law

    ABN: 58270135582

    Employment Law


    Hallett Law specialises in Workplace, Corporate and Commercial Law for small to medium enterprises. Kathryn Hallett is the Principal Lawyer with experience spanning two decades, both locally and internationally in global recruitment companies listed on international stock exchanges. Kathryn uses her experience and knowledge derived from these and other roles to provide expert legal advice to businesses that either want to develop their businesses in compliance with complex legislation and regulation, or those businesses that find themselves facing difficult challenges that require involvement of a lawyer to obtain a favourable resolution. (Incorporated Legal Practice run by JDH Group Services Pty Limited)

Employment Lawyers

If you are looking to employ staff of any kind, you need to understand your obligations. The more employees you have, the more onerous and complicated your responsibilities will be. Human resources professionals can assist you in meeting your obligations when hiring, firing and managing your staff.

What do I need to consider during the hiring process?

There are a number of legal issues that can arise when advertising for a position, interviewing applicants and hiring staff to your business.

First and foremost, it is illegal to discriminate against job applicant on the bases of sex, race, pregnancy, age, disability, political belief or any other protected attribute. The protected attributes vary from state to state. The criteria used to vet applicants and make a hiring decision must be consistent and cannot have discriminatory requirements.

You do not have to offer employment in writing, however a written offer signed by the employee and employer is strongly recommended. The offer should include the date of hiring, the position, the wages and benefits and any other details which aren't set out in the Fair Work Act.

What should I consider when drafting an employment contract?

You must ensure you have read and understood the Fair Work Act prior to creating an employment contract. When crafting an employment contract, you must be aware of the minimum standards and conditions set out in the act, and ensure that your offer (and the subsequent contract) meets those minimums. There are ten employment standards you must adhere to in regards to:

  • Hours of work
  • Requests for flexible working arrangements
  • Annual leave
  • Personal/carer's leave
  • Compassionate leave
  • Community service leave
  • Public holidays
  • Unpaid parental leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Notice of termination and redundancy pay

You must also provide Fair Work Information Statements to employees when requested.

The basic terms of an employment contract include the duration of employment, the position, the duties included, the probationary period (if applicable), remuneration and bonuses, other benefits and entitlements, leave of all kinds, superannuation contributions, terms of termination, protection of employee information and post-termination restrictions (if any).

What happens if I breach any of my legal responsibilities?

If you fail to meet your obligations, your employees may report you to the Fair Work Ombudsman. The Ombudsman will offer your employees the information and assistance to determine if their rights have in fact been breached, and if you are found to have failed in meeting the minimum standards required of you there can be strict penalties. These penalties depend entirely on the type of breach you commit. For example, unfair dismissal will result in either reinstatement of the dismissed employee or compensation. On the other hand, if you fail to meet your superannuation obligations on behalf of your employees, you may find yourself liable for the unpaid amount, plus interest and a financial penalty.

Ensuring you have legal counsel when drafting employment contracts and creating your internal management processes is the best way to ensure that you do not breach your obligations. Human resources professionals can also assist you in the day-to-day management of your workforce.