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advice and assistance for
employers and employees

CONTACT OUR

EMPLOYMENT LAW

TEAM

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Managing Director

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Director

EMPLOYMENT

LAW

At Colquhoun Murphy, we provide tailored and practical advice to employers and employees in relation to employment law matters. 

Our long history of practice in the Australian Capital Territory has allowed us to develop a strong understanding of employment law as it relates to public sector employment, including issues relating to security clearances, mandatory health assessments, voluntary and involuntary redundancies, workers compensation, investigations and disputes in relation to the APS Code of Conduct, discrimination, harassment, unfair dismissal and adverse action.

 

We also have experience assisting private sector employers and employees to understand their rights and obligations in this ever-changing area of law. 

Our knowledge and experience in acting for employers include: 

  • advising and drafting a suite of permanent and casual employee contracts or contractor agreements for a business’ human resourcing requirements;

 

  • advising on and keeping up to date with current and amended awards and agreements across the ever-changing landscape of the Fair Work Act;

 

  • advising in relation to breaches of employment contracts and acting on behalf of employers in the Fair Work Commission, the Human Rights Commission, Court or via alternative dispute resolution processes; 

  • advising in relation to unfair dismissals, employment discrimination, statutory entitlements, the National Employment Standards and acting on behalf of employers in disputes regarding these matters; and

  • negotiating, varying and terminating enterprise agreements.

Our knowledge and experience in acting for employees include:

  • advising on employment contracts;
     

  • advising in relation to breaches of employment contracts, APS Code of Conduct violations or disputes, and acting on behalf of employees in the Fair Work Commission, the Human Rights Commission, Court or via alternative dispute resolution processes

 

  • advising and acting on behalf of employees in relation to unfair dismissals,  statutory entitlements, the National Employment Standards; 

 

  • advising and acting on behalf of employees in relation to contractual restraints; 

 

  • assisting employees with workplace disputes, including disputes in relation to harassment, bullying, discrimination and other forms of serious misconduct in the workplace; and

 

  • advising and acting on behalf of employees seeking compensation for injuries suffered at work. 

 

If you need advice in relation to an employment law matter, please contact us.