Employment.

Employers, employees and unions operating in today’s contemporary workplace environment face negotiating competing interests against a backdrop of growing legal complexity, and social and technological change.

Having solid procedures to follow can lessen the chances of issues arising, but if disputes do occur, they may be supercharged with emotion and cloud a clear pathway to resolution.

At Chamberlains, experience tells us that when this happens, it is best to engineer an agreeable and cost-effective resolution that allows everyone to move on as quickly and as painlessly as possible.

Yet we are not afraid to unsheathe our swords and litigate when it is in your best interest.

Employment Documentation & Enterprise Bargaining

Relationships between employers, employees, unions and contractors should be clearly documented to manage expectations and give everyone certainty.

That means you need someone who can write in simple, plain English to lessen the chances of complex and costly disputes arising as well as someone who is an astute negotiator and represent the varied interests of employees, employers and unions.

That ‘someone’ works at Chamberlains.

Employment Audit Services

Don’t let the word ‘audit’ scare you. At Chamberlains, our service is about protecting you by assessing how well you comply with relevant employment laws, and matters such as enterprise agreements and awards.

Our audits can also help you clarify when an employee is an employee. Sounds simple, but if you’ve never heard the phrase ‘sham contracting’, you should speak to us, and soon.

Workplace Safety

Safety is so much more than just taping down the audio visual wiring on the board room floor and shoving a box of photocopy paper out of high traffic areas.

Contemporary approaches must also redress allegations of bullying, harassment and misconduct.

With extensive experience managing professional indemnity matters for other solicitors, medical professionals and company directors, at Chamberlains we’ve just about seen and handled it all.

Dispute Resolution

Inject the phrases ‘whistle blower protection’ and ‘Fair Work ACT’ into a conversation and watch everyone’s body language tense.

Add ‘unfair dismissal’, ‘confidentiality breach’ or ‘workplace misconduct’ to the mix and listen to the heightened vocals.

Everyone imagines the litigious end game when they hear these words, but the Chamberlains employment team is well versed in advocacy and alternate resolutions. We know how to use the system to your best advantage and plot a calmer, more cost-effective conclusion.

Fair Entitlement Guarantee

If your employer goes belly up, who will be looking out for you when it comes to your benefits?

The team at Chamberlains can assist by negotiating on your behalf to help recover what’s owed to you under the government’s Fair Entitlement Guarantee.

We can even act for you in making a claim against the liquidators appointed to manage your employer’s failed business.