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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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

To send or not to send

16th October 2017

Direct Marketing under Australian Privacy and Spamming Laws Before you hit send on that commercial electronic message (including, amongst others, emails and SMS messages) (“CEM”) you should be aware of the application of Australian privacy and spam laws. Finding electronic addresses online or purchasing a list from a business to business list supplier (“B2B List... read more