Helping Businesses Navigate Workplace LegislationHillhouse Burrough McKeown has been helping Australian business and corporations adhere to workplace legislation and employment law.
- Defending an unfair dismissal claim
- Drafting employment contracts
- Drafting workplace policies and procedures
- Making an unfair dismissal claim
- Workplace Bullying
- Workplace Relations
Workplace Legislation in AustraliaEmployment Law in Australia is governed by a combination of Federal and State legislation. The Commonwealth Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) protects employees interests in regards to working conditions and entitlements. State legislation includes the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld) and the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld).
The Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act introduced a scheme to ensure that workers who are injured in the course of their employment are compensated and rehabilitated so they can re-enter the workforce without suffering undue hardship.
The Work Health and Safety Act imposes a duty onto all employers to ensure that they provide a safe environment and systems of work to their employees.
The Fair Work Commission is an organisation created under the Fair Work legislation that investigates employee complaints against employers regarding issues such as unfair dismissal and other workplace disputes.
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- Robert Lamb, Partner, Brisbane. Phone: (07) 3228 6105
- David Adolphe, Special Counsel, Brisbane. Phone: (07) 3228 6124