JFMLAW is a Sydney employment law firm which has been practising for over 30 years. We give employers and employees in small to medium size businesses legal advice about workplace issues, industrial relations and human resources, providing sound professional employment law information and guidance to all our clients. If you are looking for a legal practitioner for advice on workplace employment law, try us on a range of topics including:
Law Services for Employers
Well drafted employment law contracts are the key to many related legal aspects. We offer assistance and advice with setting up employment contracts for your business, whether they are for casual, permanent or part-time employees or executives.
We base our employment contracts on sound employment law principles. The design of each contract takes contemporary issues into account. These issues include social media policy, protection of confidential information and restraints of trade.
Employers often find they have issues in relation to performance management or performance improvement among the staff. We are able to give well-considered and beneficial professional advice on the human resources aspects of handling matters at the workplace. We are always available on the phone to provide urgent advice for any matter that may occur in the workplace.
Problems for employers often arise when there are complaints or grievances, especially those relating to workplace harassment, bullying or discrimination. Our lawyers have developed expertise in helping employers develop policies and procedures in these areas, along with a cost-effective investigation program that will make sure that complaints and grievances are dealt with promptly, fairly and in the right way.
If you are restructuring your workplace you can call upon us for advice about redundancy, termination of employment and severance arrangements.
Legal Assistance for Employees
When employees are considering entering into an employment contract they should engage a lawyer who understands workplace laws and can tell them about their rights and obligations.
It is important to contact a specialist in workplace law before you sign an employment contract.
You may have issues about bullying or harassment during the term of your employment. You may feel that you have not been paid the correct amount of wages, award entitlements or commissions. At such times, the employee can benefit greatly with suitable industrial law advice from fully qualified and experienced lawyers.
If you feel you are being unjustly performance managed, or are considering making an unfair dismissal claim you should contact us to arrange a consultation. We can advise you how to respond in a professional manner to any claims of poor performance or examine the grounds for the unfair dismissal claim. Our track record in advising employees about unfair dismissal claims is very good.
If you work at the managerial level, on a high income you may not have a right to claim unfair dismissal, so we will advise you of your executive rights in respect of your employment contract.
At JFMLAW we pride ourselves on being proactive employment lawyers and providing the best quality human resources, employment law and industrial law advice. It is always best to address employment issues before they arise to avoid lengthy and expensive litigation. If problems do surface, taking appropriate legal measures promptly can still prevent costly and time-consuming court cases.
Our proactive approach is one important reason we are the workplace lawyers of choice in Sydney for a great many employees and employers.
We can be contacted at our Potts Point/Elizabeth Bay office on (02) 9331 0266.