Employment law and workplace lawyers for employees
How the #MeToo movement put workplace bullying in the crosshairsssss
The #MeToo movement could soon spill over into the even bigger issue of workplace bullying.
The new ways workplaces are responding to sexual harassment & the work that still needs to be done
The fight to end sexual harassment in workplaces is far from over, but the #MeToo movement has kickstarted change.
Protecting men's mental health in the workplace
As employment lawyers, we all too often see people who have been pushed to the brink of their mental health at work.
As someone who reads employment contracts every day, one thing I can guarantee is that all contracts are not created equal.
Tips for negotiating a better employment contract
If I said that less than one percent of employees negotiate their contracts, would you be surprised?
Surveillance in the workplace
Employees should be mindful that they may be being monitored, and seek legal advice if you think your privacy is being violated.
Changes to Long Service Leave in Victoria
The new Long Service Leave laws are a huge win for women, parents and carers across Victoria.
Your rights as a new mother
Some mums want to go straight back to full-time work, others request a part-time role and still others choose not to return.
Being paid less than your co-workers? Here’s where to start.
Have evidence that you’re being paid less than your colleagues for the same work?
Yes, the gender pay gap is real and it exists in every single industry around Australia.
How far can an employee stray before they have to be reined in or face disciplinary action?
So many employees don't know what they're signing up for
Many individuals never really read their Employment contract before they sign it - they should.
Why having more women in senior management is a no-brainer
If you're still wondering what difference women in senior roles makes to a business, the evidence is clear.
Tougher penalties needed for employers who mistreat women
While the Fair Work Act entitles women to return to their pre-parental leave job, employers can often find a way around this obligation.
Poor workplace investigations can leave path of destruction
A poor workplace investigation can leave a path of destruction with a trail of bodies.
Intern plan is a pathway to poverty
We've already seen how easy it is for employers to take advantage of vulnerable workers with a series of high profile exposes.
Precarious work structures foster parasite economy that cut workers' pay
When workers are paid below minimum wages, they don't earn enough to contribute to tax revenue or spend money in the real economy.
Workplace bullying whistleblowers shouldn't fear press hatchet jobs
The issue of workplace bullying touches many people in the community: the employees caught up in it, their families, friends and colleagues.
Disabled workers win $100m fair pay case: a 2016 good news story
Despite the government’s extraordinary attempts to defeat it, intellectually disabled workers have won a claim for about $100m in unpaid wages.
Our commended team
Our employment law division, headed by high-profile legal expert Josh Bornstein, is recognised nationally as Australia’s leading employment law practice by Doyle's Guide.
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Experts in Employment law
Our team has an outstanding record of achieving terrific outcomes for employees in both the private and public sector. We assist our clients with a combination of strategy, tenacity and compassion.
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