LITIGATION AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS

Contract & Policy Reviews

Employment contracts should be reserved for the minimum terms and conditions to govern the relationship of employer and employee. Outside the minimum terms and conditions can be matters best reserved for policies. The advantage of policies is that if drafted carefully they govern expected behaviours of employees but do not become contractual terms. For example matters for policy can be bonuses and commission payments, bullying and harassment, social media use and expenses. Nevett Ford is experienced in reviewing employment contracts and policies to ensure that unnecessary overlap is avoided.

OUR LITIGATION AND WORKPLACE
RELATIONS TEAM

Philip Brewin
Greg Doran
Caroline Mostafa
Tarryn Jeffery
Thomas Drake
Melonee Davies

Topics We’ve Written About

Employment issues for the gig economy

Employment issues for the gig economy

Are works employees or independent contractors? The controversy as to whether workers in the gig economy are employees or independent contractors continues with the recent decision in Franco v Deliveroo Australia Pty Ltd [2021] FWC 2818. In that decision handed down...

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Job Keeper Leads to Job Loss?

Job Keeper Leads to Job Loss?

As the ending of JobKeeper looms, support for the Commonwealth Government’s argument that it has been discouraging people from working can be found in the decision of Howard v Pinnacle People [2020] FWC 6975. Pinnacle is a labour hire agency specialising in the supply...

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Is freedom of speech recognised in the workplace?

Is freedom of speech recognised in the workplace?

Unlike the United States, Australia has no constitutional guarantee of the right to freedom of speech but instead enjoys freedoms by virtue of common law. Such freedoms include freedom of religion, movement, speech and association. In the absence of such...

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