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EMPLOYMENT
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.

Unlike many other firms of a similar size and experience, we act for both employers and employees in a variety of workplace and industrial relations disputes.

Our lawyers regularly appear as advocates before the Fair Work Commission, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commission, the Australian Human Rights Commission, and the Federal Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts.

We act for employers and employees from the manufacturing, automotive, biotechnology, information technology, hospitality, property and transport industries, the medical and accounting professions, and the small business sector.

 

At Shand Taylor Lawyers, we focus on preparing simple, practical employment contracts, policies and other workplace agreements to manage the risk of employment-related disputes.

Our team also works closely with clients towards 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

  • Adverse action claims

  • The interpretation of awards, contracts, and industrial agreements

  • Workplace bullying 

  • Enterprise bargaining

  • Redundancy issues

  • Termination of employment

  • The preparation of employment contracts

  • Post-employment obligations including the use of confidential information and intellectual property 

  • Discrimination and equal opportunity claims

  • Sexual harassment investigations and claims

  • Industrial disputes

  • Workplace health and safety

  • Privacy disputes

  • Independent contractors' agreements

  • Internal disciplinary proceedings and investigations

  • Responding to "show cause" letters issued by employers to employees

Fixed Fee Employment Law Packages

At Shand Taylor Lawyers we are conscious of the expense and time it takes for a business to establish its own suite of employment and HR documents. For this reason, we offer the below fixed fee arrangements which provide employers with high quality template documents at an affordable price. 

Package Type
Inclusions
Package Cost

   Employment law package

  • Employment contract (permanent, part time, casual - pick two)

  • Independent contractor agreement

  • Letter of offer

  • Letter re: successful probation

  • Letter re: unsuccessful probation

  • First warning letter

  • Final warning letter

  • Termination letter

   $4,500 plus GST

   Workplace policies package

  • Privacy policy 

  • Working from home policy

  • Sexual harassment policy 

  • Social media policy

  • Vehicle policy

  • Whistle-blower policy

  • Drug and alcohol policy

  • Annual leave policy

  • Code of conduct

   $5,500 plus GST for all

   $3,000 plus GST for 3

   Employment advisory support

   By negotiation - please call us to discuss

Regular, tailored employment law and HR advice, dependent on your budget and business needs

 

What does each fixed fee package include?

  • A one hour consultation with one of our lawyers to discuss your business requirements and provide you with a fixed fee quote for our services

  • Drafting the required documents

  • A one hour consultation with one of our lawyers to discuss the implementation of these documents within your business

What is excluded from each fixed fee package?

  • Complex or specialised advice about the appropriateness of these documents for certain employees or contractors within your business. If you wish for us to prepare  bespoke employment contracts or independent contractor agreements, please contact us to discuss your requirements

  • Advice about taxation, insurance, limitation of liability and other complex matters. We can provide this advice separately to our fixed fee packages - please contact us to discuss your requirements

  • Employment contracts for certain employees in the real estate industry - please contact us to discuss your requirements to enable us to determine if we can provide you with a fixed fee package

  • Significant amendments to the documents once the drafted documents have been provided to you

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Our Team

 

Please refer your enquiries to:

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

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

Ruby Nielsen, Senior Associate
(07) 3307 4551
rnielsen@shandtaylor.com.au

 

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