Employment Law & WHS Advice

Kate offers tailored employment and labour law solutions so your business can be confident that it complies with the complex legislative and regulatory framework.

Solutions include:

  • Redundancy and Restructure
  • Flexible Work Arrangements and Parental Leave
  • Executive Recruitment, Termination and Defection (Restraint of Trade)
  • Transfer of Business
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Employment, Consulting and Independent Contractor Contracts
  • Policy Reviews and Drafting
  • Modern Award Advice
  • Managing Difficult Employees
  • Managing Sick and Injured Employees
  • Performance Management Process

Workplace Investigations

When an employee makes a serious complaint, especially about a manager, small to medium business have an obligation to investigate the complaint. Kate can investigate employee complaints including, interview witnesses, review policy documentation and prepare an investigation report and provide recommendations. This can obviate the risk in any resulting unfair dismissal claim.

Dispute Resolution & Advocacy

When legal proceedings are pending, you need a strong advocate, who is cognisant of the litigation and commercial risks. Kate can be your voice and will represent you at Commissions, Courts and Tribunals.

As a dispute resolution lawyer, she is experienced in all forms of settlement negotiations from without-prejudice offers, informal settlement conferences and formal Court ordered mediations. She also regularly prepares deeds of release and terms of settlement.

She can also assist if you are being investigated by a regulatory authority: The Fair Work Ombudsman or the Human Rights Commissioner, as examples.


Training

Training is no longer a choice; it is a foregone conclusion in the modern workplace.

If businesses want to comply with their statutory obligations, they should be providing regular training on sexual harassment, discrimination, equal opportunity and bullying to employees.

These sessions should not be dreaded by employees, they should be humorous, informative and fun. Kate’s skill is in making these sessions referable to the employees by using relevant and innovative examples.

Kate understands that training should be a team-building exercise fostering loyalty and respect between staff members thereby creating a more cohesive working environment.

Kate, as an Executive Lawyer, has a long history in public speaking, and enjoys providing entertaining and educational seminars to workplaces on all areas.