Employment Law

Australian workplace laws are largely covered by the Fair Work Act 2009 which came into effect on 1 July 2009.

Effective 1 January 2013, the Fair Work Amendment Act 2012 has brought significant changes to Australian industrial relation laws.

For Employers

Work place Consultancy

Looking to hire employees? Worried about work place compliance? Give our office a call, we will work with you to establish a package tailored to your industry, your business and your management style.
Our package includes:

  1. Workplace Management;
  2. Workplace advisory
  3. Strategy planning
  4. Agreement preparations
  5. Ongoing support and consultancy
  6. Workplace management

Small Business Owners
If you are a Small Business Owner and work with Contractors, please note:

  • Sham Contracting

Employee or Contractor?

Sham Contract is when an employee indeed was claimed by the employer as a Contractor. It is essential that the difference be spill out at the outset of the relation to ensure that allegations of Sham Contracting is avoided.

An ABN and a Invoice does not secure an Employer from the claim of Sham Contracting. Neither does a Contractual Agreement or

If you have Contractors working for you and are concerned of being claimed Sham Contracting, contact our office today.

  • Small Business Fair Dismissal Code

If you are a small business owner with fewer than 15 employees, speak to our office today and see how we can offer you a package rate for all your employment compliance requirements

Dispute Resolution

Has some lodged a complaint about your business with the Fair Work Ombudsman?

Being investigated by Fair Work Ombudsman?

Have you being served with a Claim from an employee by Fairwork Australia?

At Zhang Partners, we can represent you at Fair Work Commission, the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia and represent you in liaising with all relevant government authorities.

Our lawyers have experience working in the public sector as well as in-house roles dealing with employment disputes.
Let us take care of your disputes and government liaising work.

For Employees

If you are an employee and have concerns regarding:

  • Wages and entitlements
  • Leave
  • Superannuation
  • Dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Discrimination
  • Contractor issues
  • Occupational health and safety

Contact our office today.

Unfair Dismissal

Do you think you have been unfairly dismissed? Note that under the new legislation, unfair dismissal claims must be lodged within 21 days after of the dismissal for dismissals occurred after 1 January 2013. Contact our office now.

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Disclaimer: Contents provided on this webpage are general information only and are not intended to be legal advice. Legal advice will only be provided upon consultation with our office.

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