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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

    Armadale

    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.

  • Whitfield|Legal
    Whitfield|Legal

    ABN: 15342339982

    Employment Law

    Penrith

    Whitfield|Legal is a criminal and traffic law firm based in Western Sydney. We appear in all Western Sydney Courts offering a free initial consult and transparent fixed fees so there are no surprises. We pride ourselves on our communication with our clients and believe that knowledge is power. We will fight for the best result for you in your criminal law, traffic law or drink driving matter and we will give you honest trustworthy advice. Call us today on 1300 818 626 for a free initial consult.

  • Parke Lawyers
    Parke Lawyers

    ABN: 16174063858

    Employment Law

    Ringwood

    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
    LegalVision

    ABN: 50 167 804 088

    Employment Law

    Pyrmont

    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.

  • AJH Legal Group
    AJH Legal Group

    ABN: 89150315067

    Employment Law

    Melbourne

    We are your accredited specialists and expert lawyers – AJH LAWYERS is the only established commercial law firm in Victoria based in the Melbourne CBD, with Law Institute of Victoria accredited specialists in all the areas of Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation and Immigration Law. Contact us today and your confidential enquiry will be directed to the appropriate lawyer for our practice areas including, commercial law, business law, litigation, property and real estate, technology, immigration law, employment law and taxation law and our Melbourne lawyers will speak with you or reply to your email

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

    ABN: 67616914777

    Employment Law

    Southport

    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.

  • Voice Lawyers
    Voice Lawyers

    ABN: 44 620 012 320

    Employment Law

    Sydney

    We provide a unique offering within the traditional legal space by dedicating our expertise to helping our clients to ‘find their voice’, communicate with confidence and be empowered, not intimidated within the courtroom. We provide a range of legal services to accommodate, assist and advise you and your business’ and personal needs. We’ll work alongside you to achieve a successful outcome, giving you confidence and clarity in your legal matters. We can assist you with employment law, unfair dismissal representation and advice, dispute resolution, mediation, intellectual property and brand protection and family law.

  • Accident Claims Lawyers PTY LTD
    Accident Claims Lawyers PTY LTD

    ABN: 74621870308

    Employment Law

    Perth

    Accident Claims Lawyers (ACL) is a new modern type of personal injury claims legal practice, specialising in motor vehicle accidents and workers compensation claims. Accident Claims Lawyers specialise in motor vehicle and worker’s compensation personal injury claims. We help our clients making a full physical and financial recovery. Accident Claims Lawyers are a new type of accident claims legal practice, whose specialist team are experienced in helping clients making a full physical and financial recovery. ACL specialise in motor vehicle and worker’s compensation personal injury claims only. ACL’s whole business is focused on clients’ accident claims and nothing else.

  • Silkroad Legal & Advisory
    Silkroad Legal & Advisory

    ABN: 65626426971

    Employment Law

    Melbourne

    We are the new generation lawyers with commercial understanding for Asian Pacific cross-boarders business & investment activities. We help our clients to establish business expansion on the route drawn from the Chinese ancient silk road and continue to map it into the new and fast developing Asia-Pacific network – China, India, Sri Lanka, Philippine, Malaysia and Australia. Our team helps you establish, maintain, and grow your business in Australia and Asia. We predominantly charge on fixed fee basis. We provide certainty, clarity and transparency of our services to our clients. We are multilingual, we understand and we are equipped with diversified skill set.

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.