Employment law governs the relationship between employers and employees. It sets out requirements and minimum standards for wages and conditions, employment contracts, workplace health and safety, paid parental leave, annual leave, long service leave, employee rights and termination requirements.
If you’re an employer, you may need an employment lawyer to help you:
If you’re an employee who is employed on a casual, fixed term, part time or full time basis, you may need an employment lawyer:
Bear in mind that the damages or payout you may receive even if you are successful in taking your employment law issue to court may not be very high. An employment lawyer will be able to assess the strength of your case and whether a negotiated settlement is a better option. Given this, employment lawyers will pre screen all clients before proceeding further.
To make the most of your first meeting with an employment lawyer, come prepared with the all relevant employment contracts, printouts of emails, any warnings, the name of your employer, your salary details and any termination or redundancy payment information.
Whether you are an employer or an employee, an employment lawyer will use their experience in and expert knowledge of employment law to help protect your best interests.
Some employment lawyers act for employers, some act for employees, some act for both.
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