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Employment Law for Employees

Employment Law for Employees

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It can be difficult to understand your rights and entitlements as an employee, and if something goes wrong it can be hard to know who you can turn to. 

MDL’s experienced Employment Law team can assist you in providing advice so you can be assured that you are receiving all of your entitlements and being treated fairly in the workplace. 

We can assist with any of your Employment Law needs:

Reviewing Employment Contracts 

Are you starting or finishing a job and you need some help understanding your rights and obligations under an employment contract?

At MDL we have a dedicated Employment law team who can assist you by reviewing and advising you on your employment contract either before you start a new job or when you are finishing a job.


Employee or Contractor?

Establishing whether or not you are an employee or a contractor is extremely important in order to ensure you are receiving all of your entitlements from your employer. Employees have entitlements such as annual leave and superannuation that contractors don’t, and if you are a contractor and it is found in the future that you’re actually an employee, you may be entitled to a back payment of these entitlements that you were not originally paid. 

Accordingly, at MDL we can assist in ascertaining whether or not you are an employee or a contractor and advise on any entitlements that you may be owed.  


Underpayment 

You may have just noticed that your employer has been underpaying you and you’re not sure if there is anything you can do. 

Legally, you can claim up to six years of back payments from your employer if you were not being paid the correct amount. At MDL we can help by calculating the total amount you have been underpaid and assist you to recover this money. 


Unfair Dismissal

Have you been terminated or made redundant and you don’t believe it was fair?

Employers are required to follow any relevant employment laws when terminating an employee or making an employee redundant. If employers don’t follow these laws, your termination may be considered to be unfair and you may be able to make an application to the Fair Work Commission for unfair dismissal.

At MDL we understand how difficult it can be to lose your job and how hard it can be to get back on your feet again afterwards. Accordingly, we can advise you as to whether or not your termination was unfair and we can also help you make an application to the Fair Work Commission at an affordable cost. 


Get honest and friendly advice from our experienced Employment Law team

Make sure that you’re being treated fairly in your workplace by getting advice rom our dedicated Employment Law team.