Employment Law

Our Practice

Australia's employment laws change with alarming regularity. The pace of change can often obscure the fact that two important elements of a successful business are simplicity and flexibility. Our lawyers aim to provide practical, easy to understand legal advice that enables you to adjust to these changes and solve your employment problems as simply and quickly as possible.

We act for employers and employees from a wide variety of industries. We focus on preparing simple, practical employment contracts and the swift resolution of industrial disputes through constructive negotiation and by using the conciliation process of the Fair Work Commission and the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. If parties are unable to resolve their differences, we help our clients negotiate the complexities of industrial litigation.

Our Expertise

Our team regularly assists employers and employees with:

  • unfair dismissal disputes
  • the interpretation of awards, contracts and industrial agreements
  • employment law risk management
  • enterprise bargaining
  • redundancy issues
  • termination of employment
  • the preparation of employment contracts
  • discrimination and equal opportunity claims
  • sexual harassment issues
  • industrial disputes
  • workplace health and safety
  • workplace injuries
  • privacy disputes
  • independent contractors agreements
  • adverse action claims

Our lawyers regularly appear as advocates before the Fair Work Commission, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commission and the Federal, Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts. We act for employers and employees from the manufacturing, automotive, bio technology, information technology, hospitality, property and transport industries, the medical and accounting professions and the small business sector.

Publications

Help! I have to “Show Cause” why my employment will not be terminated
Help! I am “unfairly” being sued by a former employee
Dismissal of Off-Duty Groper OK: FWC
Court awards woman $733,000 damages in sexual harassment case
Are your contractors really employees?
No priority payment for employee's wrongful termination claim

Our Team

Please refer your enquiries to:

John Sneddon, Partner
(07) 3307 4504
jsneddon@shandtaylor.com.au

Kimberley Forman, Senior Associate
(07) 3307 4523
kforman@shandtaylor.com.au