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Employment Lawyers for Employers

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Running a business can be complicated and time consuming, so when you have a dispute with an employee, it can be difficult to deal with if you don’t have someone to help. 

MDL’s experienced Employment Law team can assist you by providing the necessary advice to avoid disputes if possible, and if a dispute does arise, resolve the dispute without unnecessary legal fees and without the dispute having a large impact on your business. 

We specialise in providing employers with:

Employment Documentation 

Our experienced lawyers can work with you to prepare any employment documentation that is necessary for your business. 

Regardless as to whether you have employees or contractors, it is extremely important to have a properly drafted contract in place to assist in the future if a dispute does arise, or to avoid disputes all together. 

MDL’s experienced lawyers can assist you with preparing:

  • Employment Contracts
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Enterprise Agreements
  • Policies and Procedures 

Employee or Contractor?

Establishing whether or not your contractors may actually be employees is extremely important to avoid the possibility of any future liability for your business. Employees have entitlements such as annual leave and superannuation that contractors don’t, and if it is found in the future that your contractor is actually an employee, you may be required to pay back entitlements that were not originally paid. 

Accordingly, at MDL we can assist in ascertaining whether or not someone is an employee or a contractor to prevent any future liability to your business. Further, our experienced lawyers can also assist if a dispute arises with respect to this issue.    

Terminating Employees 

Every now and then it becomes necessary to terminate an employee. Whether by way of redundancy or dismissal, MDL’s experienced lawyers can provide you with advice to ensure you are following all of the relevant laws before you terminate an employee.

We can assist with: 

  • Preparing show cause letters
  • Preparing termination letters
  • Preparing redundancy consultation letters

Defending Fair Work Applications 

Defending an application to the Fair Work Commission can be time consuming and costly, especially when it isn’t something you have experienced previously.

At MDL, we can assist you in defending any application made against your business to the Fair Work Commission and we will strive to achieve the best outcome for your business with minimal legal fees. 

We can assist you in defending any of the following Fair Work Commission applications:

  • Unfair Dismissal
  • General Protections
  • Unlawful Termination 

Get tactical and down-to-earth advice from our experienced employment law team 

Do what’s right for your business and employees and get advice from our dedicated employment law team.