Employment matters – we like to understand your business

Employment law affects all businesses with employees. Employment relationships can be complex and the rights and responsibilities are ever-evolving. An employment law “health check” is worth the investment to ensure your business is compliant with legal obligations whilst protecting your business’ interests for the future.

At Cohen Legal, we pride ourselves in providing our clients with a holistic approach to employment law matters. We provide advice that is relevant to your business by asking the right questions.

We believe in getting to know your business so that we can provide advice tailored to your business. Asking the right questions and knowing your options may help avoid similar issues in the future.

Case Study – How we helped

An employee lodged an unfair dismissal claim against the employer after the employer required the business’ motor vehicle to be returned immediately.  Talking to the employer about how the claim arose while we assisted with responding to the unfair dismissal claim resulted in the implementation of policies and procedures providing clear expectation about the use of motor vehicles and tools.

 

Ensuring that you meet your legal obligations to employees can be a daunting task. An employment law “health check” is worth the investment to ensure your business is compliant with its legal obligations whilst protecting your business’ interests for the future.

At Cohen Legal, we pride ourselves in providing our clients with a holistic approach to employment law matters. We provide advice that is relevant to your business by asking the right questions.

Drafting employment contracts is just a small part of what we do. We go beyond the document and work with you to better understand your business’ industry and the type of work your business undertakes to ensure that your agreements are drafted correctly, tailored to your business’ operational needs and comply with all relevant legislation, including Fair Work Australia requirements and any specific award or relevant enterprise agreement requirements.

Case Study – How we helped

An employer sought general advice about how to manage poor performance issues by an employee. The employer employed workers in a specific industry. From talking to the employer,  we understood the business and the employees.  As it arose we identified that the employer was unaware of its that its employment obligations which were subject to an industry specific modern award and with which its employment agreements did not comply.   

 

Providing the correct terms and conditions to employees is important. Incorrectly determining award coverage, or assuming that there is no award which covers an employee can result in detrimental consequences for the employer. In this case, the employer amended its employment agreements to ensure it complied with its legal requirements.

Contact us today to see how our business protects yours. 

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