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Employment & Workplace Relations

Employment and Workplace Lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford.

With leading employment and workplace lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers have extensive experience and industry knowledge in the management of employment and workplace relations. We adopt a strategic and practical approach that aligns with the desired outcomes of our clients.

Why Choose Us in Ballarat and Central Highlands?

By engaging with leading employment and workplace lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, this places you in the best position to ensure that you are well looked after and cared for by lawyers that appreciate the complexities involved in employment law, regulations, and policies. They also appreciate the management of reputational, commercial, and financial risks that may impact a business.

We have developed a strong reputation in being able to work with a wide variety of employer and employee clients in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine, Daylesford, and the broader Central Highlands region. We understand that employment and workplace relations require lawyers that have industry knowledge, technical expertise, and can deliver practical outcomes that may financially impact businesses and the livelihoods of employees.

Whether you are an employer or an employee, our team of leading employment and workplace lawyers deliver practical advice and strategies to manage and mitigate risks.

When you choose Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, we ensure:

We believe in delivering real expertise in employment and workplace relations to create positive experiences for our clients. That’s why, we ensure that our employment and workplace relations lawyers are experts in their field and have proven experience in their industry.

Your employment and workplace relations experience matters to us, and we believe that you should have reliable, accessible and transparent employment and workplace relations services.

That’s why, as a leading regional law firm in Ballarat and Central Highlands, our employment and workplace relations team are fully supported by our team of lawyers and support staff so that you can have access to high quality employment and workplace relations services.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, we operate and maintain a trust account that is regularly reviewed and audited so that you can have a peace of mind when you transfer your money with us, it is protected and secure.

We understand that you want to feel financially comfortable knowing that you are supported by the right people with the right resources.

That’s why we ensure that our trust accounts are properly audited and reviewed. Our employment and workplace relation lawyers across Ballarat, Beaufort, Daylesford & Castlemaine are also assisted by a team of support staff.

We make accessing our employment and workplace relation services easy, transparent and reliable, so that your experience with us feels complete and assured.

That’s why when you engage with Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers as your chosen employment and workplace relation lawyers, we are committed to providing you accessibility. We have physical offices fully staffed with support teams situated across Central Highlands: Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford. Our head office is situated in Ballarat.

When engaging us, you can also connect with us online, by telephone, or by email. We are committed to ensuring high quality customer service so that your employment and workplace relation experience with us is seamless.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our employment and workplace relation lawyers are there to ensure that their technical capabilities and strategies align with clients’ desired outcomes.

With experience and industry knowledge, our lawyers are able to navigate complex employment and workplace relation issues in the court system. Our lawyers work closely with clients to understand their circumstances and develop strategies that align with their needs.

Furthermore, our employment and workplace relation lawyers understand that legal disputes should not be viewed in a vacuum, and that employment law issues should be approached with commercial soundness and practicality.

Guided by expertise and experience in employment and workplace relations across Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, we are a valuable asset and resource to the start of your journey because of our ability to develop employment and workplace strategies.

“We ensure that the quality of our employment and workplace relations work at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers is excellent and reliable to deliver practical and commercial outcomes.”

What our lawyers have to say.

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Discrimination

Employment Contracts

Unfair Dismissal

Redundancy

Bullying & Harassment

Are you looking for an employment or workplace relations lawyer? Call us on (03) 5331 1244 to get in touch and arrange an appointment with a member of our employment and workplace relations team.

You can also connect with us by filling out your details and telling us about your information below:

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What is Employment and Workplace Relations?

Employment and Workplace Relations is a highly politicised area of law because work forms an important part an individual’s life and for a business, its human capital and workforce. Employment law is also in constant state of flux. It is a complex area of law that can involve aspects of Constitutional Law, Contract Law, International Law, Discrimination Law, and Superannuation and Taxation Law. Navigating employment and workplace relations law can also be a nuanced legal exercise.

The legal services involved in employment and workplace relations may involve:

  • Employment Contracts
  • National Employment Standards
  • Modern Awards
  • Enterprise Agreements
  • Workplace Policy and Procedure
  • Workplace Grievances
  • Claims for Workplace Injuries
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Terminations of Employment
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Underpayment Claims
  • Workplace Bullying

These experiences provide employment and workplace relations lawyers with broad exposure to assist clients in all aspects of employment law. Our lawyers strive to understand our client’s unique circumstances, business environment, and industry practices.

With substantial experience in employment and workplace relations, our team of employment and workplace lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers strive to deliver practical strategies to effectively manage risk.”

What Practice Areas are in Employment and Workplace Relations?

Practice areas involving employment and workplace relations can encompass different types of industries and specialties. With relevant expertise and specialisation, employment and workplace relations lawyers are capable of adapting to a wide variety of practice areas.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our employment and workplace relations lawyers can assist you in all aspects:

  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Policies
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Discrimination
  • Confidentiality
  • Workplace Discrimination
  • General Protections
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Industrial Action
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Unpaid Wages
  • Performance Management Processes
  • Redundancy Rights
  • Workplace Bullying
  • Harassment
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Entertain Agreements
  • Modern Awards Interpretation
  • Workplace Disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Duties and Accountabilities

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Frequently Asked Questions.

An employment contract is a legally binding agreement between an employer and employee.

An employment contract would have terms and conditions that may involve remuneration, location of work, duration of employment, and roles and responsibilities, leave entitlements, restraint of trade, probation period, termination and notice requirements, and commencement date.

The National Employment Standards are the minimum standards that apply to the employment of employees.

The National Employment Standards may relate to the following: maximum weekly hours, flexible working arrangements, casual conversion, parental leave, annual leave, personal leave, compassion leave, paid family and domestic violence, community service leave, long service leave, public holidays, superannuation contributions, notice of termination and redundancy pay, and Fair Work Information Statement.

A genuine redundancy carries a statutory definition in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

Generally, genuine redundancy occurs if a person’s employer no longer requires the person’s job to be performed by anyone because of changes in the operational requirements of the employer’s enterprise, and the employer has complied with any obligation in a modern award or enterprise agreement.

Unfair dismissal arises when a number of conditions meet the statutory requirements under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

Those conditions include: a person has been dismissed, the dismissal was harsh, unjust or unreasonable, the dismissal was not consistent with the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code, and the dismissal was not a case of genuine redundancy.

Generally, a small business employer is a national system employer that employers fewer than fifteen employees at any particular time.

As part of calculating the number of employees, there are special statutory methods for calculating whether a person is regarded as an employee for the purposes of a small business employer.


Our Employment and Workplace Relations Team.


Ben Franklin

Managing Partner

Ben Green

Special Counsel

Are you looking for an employment and workplace relations lawyer? Call us on (03) 5331 1244 to get in touch and arrange an appointment with a member of our employment and workplace relations team.

You can also connect with us by filling out your details and telling us about your information below:

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