Employment Law

Employment law

The employer/employee relationship is one of the most important relationship in most people’s lives given the impact the relationship has on income, health, reputation and productivity.

Sometimes, it can be difficult to know and understand the rights and obligations of an employer and employee. Also, it is quite common for one party to feel their expectations are not being met.

As an employee, obtaining advice when you think your employer is not doing the right thing by you is very important so that you can be in the best position possible to retain your employment and  make an informed decision about what to do next.

As an employer, it is important that you seek advice early regarding managing any employee’s performance or conduct given the impact it can have on your business and staff if you do not address problems early. Also, many times it can be confusing to know your rights and obligations as an employer and how to comply with your obligations in light of your operational requirements.

Kaliopi has extensive experience in advising clients in relation to their rights and obligations under the Fair Work Act 2009, applicable Awards, applicable Enterprise Agreements, and contractual arrangements.

Kaliopi is very experienced in providing advice to clients regarding a broad range of employment related matters including:

  • preparing policies and procedures
  • drafting and advising in relation to restraints of trade
  • drafting and advising in relation to contracts
  • unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, disciplinary processes, and general protections (commonly referred to as adverse action)
  • advising in relation to minimum wages, allowances and rest breaks

Kaliopi can also assist employers and employees to understand directions issued by the Northern Territory’s Chief Health Officer.

If you think you need advice, please contact us to make a time to obtain Kaliopi’s guidance. This is what you can expect when you contact us:

  1. We will treat any information that you give us as confidential
  2. We will ask you for some brief information so that we can conduct a conflict check
  3. We will let you know if there are any consultation fees that will apply for your first meeting with Kaliopi
  4. We will schedule a time for you to speak with Kaliopi (telephone, Zoom, Microsoft TEAMS or in person appointments are available)