Employment Law

Employment Law

Employment Lawyers Perth: In recent years the system of regulation of industrial relations in Australia has undergone dramatic change. With the introduction of the National Employment Standards (NES) and modern awards under the Fair Work Act 2009, employers and employees now have more to consider than ever before. Our employment lawyers can work with you to advise and guide you through this change.

The Fair Work Ombudsman and the ATO are both undertaking public campaigns in relation to sham contracting (particularly in the building and construction sectors). It is important for businesses to correctly classify their workers as either employees or independent contractors (see the article in the Publications section on this topic). The incorrect classification of workers can (and has) led to unfair dismissal claims and severe sanctions and can also impact on termination of employment, workers compensation, superannuation and payroll tax.

Our Perth employment lawyers’ areas of expertise cover:

Examples of our recent work include:

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Riaan Piek

26th March 2018

Introducing Riaan Piek, Litigation Counsel, who recently joined the firm to bolster Fletcher Law’s expanding litigation capacity with his 20 years’ experience as a lawyer advising on risk and the prevention, minimisation, control, balance and management of its consequences. Whilst Riaan has been a commercial litigator for most of his professional life, he has a... read more

Conducting business as a partnership

23rd March 2018

What is a partnership? A partnership is the relationship which exists between “persons” (see below) who carry on a business in common with a view to profit. In Western Australia, partnerships are governed by the Partnership Act 1895. There are two types of partnerships, “general” and “limited”. A general partnership is one in which all... read more

I just want to get paid!

20th March 2018

Fletcher Law receives a substantial number of enquiries from subcontractors, in the construction industry, about delayed or non-payment for works completed on construction projects. This is at a time when news about construction companies running into financial problems, leaving unpaid subcontractors in precarious positions, is all too common. The delayed payment or non-payment of accounts... read more