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Top services offered by employment law firms in Sydney, NSW

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 Sydney, NSW

min rate $109 - $796 max rate







Top employment law firms in Sydney
Sprintlaw - Legal Services
Sprintlaw - Legal Services

ABN: 62616847093

Employment Law

6.8 km from Sydney

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.

LegalVision
LegalVision

ABN: 50 167 804 088

Employment Law

6 km from Sydney

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.

DIGITAL AGE LAWYERS
DIGITAL AGE LAWYERS

ABN: 93784886927

Employment Law

Sydney

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.

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.

Coleman Greig Lawyers
Coleman Greig Lawyers

ABN: 73125176230

Legal

24.3 km from Sydney

Coleman Greig Lawyers are Western Sydney’s leading law firm. We offer commercial & private legal support in Norwest, Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill & Parramatta. Visit us to know more: http://www.colemangreig.com.au

Lighthouse Law Group
Lighthouse Law Group

ABN: 31 098 657 133

Legal

11.4 km from Sydney

Lighthouse Law Group was formed when the two firms of Paul Solomon & Co and Peter Fazio & Associates merged in 2001. Peter Fazio is the managing director of the merged firm. He was admitted to practice law in 1996 and has a great deal of knowledge and understanding when it comes to property law, commercial leasing, family law, civil litigation, wills & estates matters. He is always accessible to speak with any client. Peter leads a team of highly qualified, efficient and personable solicitors.

Y-Axis: Registered Migration Agent Melbourne
Y-Axis: Registered Migration Agent Melbourne

ABN: 11163179628

Legal

4.9 km from Sydney

Y-Axis is a Registered Migration Agent Melbourne and an immigration consultancy service provider for other countries including Australia, the ride was smooth with Y-Axis from day one.

Open Legal
Open Legal

ABN: 76632574979

Legal

6.1 km from Sydney

OpenLegal provides legal services to Australian businesses. We are outcome focused, and our fixed-fees are cost effective. We provide services around general commercial and corporate law, employment law, commercial contracts, intellectual property, startups, business formation and structuring. OpenLegal is not a traditional law firm. We don’t bill by the hour, we love technology, and we move fast. Most of all, we are relentless in our quest to make legal services accessible to all businesses. OpenLegal provides legal services to Australian businesses. We are outcome focused, and our fixed-fees are cost effective. We provide services around general commercial and corporate law, employment law, commercial contracts, intellectual property, startups, business formation and structuring. OpenLegal is not a traditional law firm. We don’t bill by the hour, we love technology, and we move fast. Most of all, we are relentless in our quest to make legal services accessible to all businesses.

Rafton Family Lawyers Parramatta
Rafton Family Lawyers Parramatta

ABN: 13364069854

Legal

24.3 km from Sydney

Rafton Family Lawyers is a specialist family law practice dealing in family and divorce related cases. With a team of highly qualified and experienced family & divorce lawyers, we are able to offer the full range of family law services, from property settlements to children’s issues, family dispute resolution, mediation and Court representation, and we take pride in our professional, friendly and down-to- earth approach.

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Employment Lawyers in Sydney

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.