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Top services offered by employment law firms in Southbank, VIC

Employment law

Employment law

Get legal advice and assistance on employment law such as work rights and dismissal 

FROM $99

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 Southbank, VIC

min rate $109 - $796 max rate







Top employment law firms in Southbank
Innover Legal Solutions
Innover Legal Solutions

ABN: 59772321763

Employment Law

1 km from Southbank

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

Silkroad Legal & Advisory
Silkroad Legal & Advisory

ABN: 65626426971

Employment Law

1 km from Southbank

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.

AJH Legal Group
AJH Legal Group

ABN: 89150315067

Employment Law

1 km from Southbank

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

Employment Lawyers in Southbank

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.