Lawyers for Employment Contract Issues

Anderson Fredericks Turner has lawyers who assist employers, executives and employees with contract issues relating to employment law. If you are seeking experienced lawyers for employment contract issues, including for contract reviews or drafting, contact our team today.

Our employment lawyers can provide guidance for a range of contract issues, including:

  • minimise the risk of contraventions of relevant enterprise agreements or awards;

  • drafting new employment contracts or variations to existing contracts; and

  • reviewing employment contracts and providing advice on contract negotiations.

In all cases, we tailor our approach to the needs of our client and their circumstances. We offer a free case assessment for contract issues to determine if we can assist you or your business.

Our Locations

Brisbane Employment Lawyers
Beenleigh Employment Lawyers
Sunshine Coast Employment Lawyers
Townsville Employment Lawyers

A POINT OF DIFFERENCE

Courtroom Expertise

The founding principals of Anderson Fredericks Turner were the few practising solicitors in Queensland who had been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

AFT prides itself on a tradition of associate lawyers who have significant litigation experience in courtrooms and contested hearings.

If you want lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best representation for your case.

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Free Case Assessment – Contact Our Firm Today

Workplace and employment law is complex. It requires a real depth of knowledge of both the state and national laws. We have the skills and experience to assist you.

If you engage us to represent you, our employment lawyers will assist you every step of the way. We:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities, including critical time limitation periods.

  • obtain information that supports the credibility or reliability of any claim you may make.

  • seek an early resolution to your legal claim, including through negotiation and any available conciliation processes.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the rights or entitlements of an employers, executives or employees facing employment law issues.

WHY CHOOSE US

Courtroom Expertise

The founding principals of Anderson Fredericks Turner were the few practising solicitors in Queensland who had been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

AFT prides itself on a tradition of associate lawyers who have significant litigation experience in courtrooms and contested hearings.

If you want lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best representation for your criminal law case.

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Workplace and employment law is complex. It requires a real depth of knowledge of both the state and national laws. We have the skills and experience to assist you.

If you engage us to represent you, our employment lawyers will assist you every step of the way. We:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities, including critical time limitation periods.

  • obtain information that supports the credibility or reliability of any claim you may make.

  • seek an early resolution to your legal claim, including through negotiation and any available conciliation processes.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the rights or entitlements of employers, executives or employees facing employment law issues.

To book a consultation with one of our employment lawyers Call Now: 1300 AFT LEGAL (1300 238 534)

Employment Contract Issues

Breach of Contract Claims

Breach of Contract Claims

An employment contract may be breached in a number of ways. Generally, it will be one of two issues. Either one party to the contract fails to adhere to the contract, or there is some action or omission that demonstrates an unwillingness or inability to perform the contract as agreed. If you are concerned about breach of contract issues relating to an employment contract, contact our lawyers today.

Employment Contract Review

Employment Contract Review

In reviewing employment contracts, it is important to understand the prospect of certain aspects being either contrary to a relevant law or industrial award, or that certain terms or clauses are simply unenforceable. For businesses and employers, employment contracts that provide sufficient protection and flexibility is often not simply desirable but necessary to compete in the market.

Enterprise Agreements and Awards

Enterprise Agreements and Awards

For any business or organisation, it is essential to understand and adhere to any relevant enterprise agreements or awards in employing staff. Underpayment of wages or denial of entitlements can lead to accusations of ‘wage theft’, prosecutions, penalties and significant damage to brands and reputation. Contact us for advice concerning compliance in this area.

National Employment Standards

National Employment Standards

The National Employment Standards are 10 minimum standards of employment which cover (1) maximum hours of work; (2) flexible working arrangements; (3) parental leave and entitlements; (4) annual leave; (5) other personal leave; (6) community service leave; (7) long service leave; (8) public holidays; (9) notice of termination and redundancy pay; and, (10) Fair Work Information Statement.

Restraint of Trade

Restraint of Trade Clauses

Restraint of trade clauses vary but generally are sought by employers to protect intellectual property, confidential information or trade secrets. They may also prohibit employment with particular competitors for a specified time, or place ‘poaching’ protections around customers, other employees or clients of the business. Improperly applied, such clauses may be open to challenge.

Ending Employment

Ending Employment

In any business or organisation, employment may end for a variety of reasons. Where an employer terminates the employment of a person, such decisions may reflect a conduct or capacity issue, including serious misconduct. Ending employment can give rise to various claims and actions by employees if it is for an unfair, unlawful or prohibited reason.

Employment Contract Issues

Breach of Contract Claims

An employment contract may be breached in a number of ways. Generally, it will be one of two issues. Either one party to the contract fails to adhere to the contract, or there is some action or omission that demonstrates an unwillingness or inability to perform the contract as agreed. If you are concerned about breach of contract issues relating to an employment contract, contact our lawyers today.

Call Our Lawyers
Employment Contract Review

In reviewing employment contracts, it is important to understand the prospect of certain aspects being either contrary to a relevant law or industrial award, or that certain terms or clauses are simply unenforceable. For businesses and employers, employment contracts that provide sufficient protection and flexibility is often not simply desirable but necessary to compete in the market.

Call Our Lawyers
Enterprise Agreements and Awards

For any business or organisation, it is essential to understand and adhere to any relevant enterprise agreements or awards in employing staff. Underpayment of wages or denial of entitlements can lead to accusations of ‘wage theft’, prosecutions, penalties and significant damage to brands and reputation. Contact us for advice concerning compliance in this area.

Call Our Lawyers
National Employment Standards

The National Employment Standards are 10 minimum standards of employment which cover (1) maximum hours of work; (2) flexible working arrangements; (3) parental leave and entitlements; (4) annual leave; (5) other personal leave; (6) community service leave; (7) long service leave; (8) public holidays; (9) notice of termination and redundancy pay; and, (10) Fair Work Information Statement.

Call Our Lawyers
Restraint of Trade

Restraint of trade clauses vary but generally are sought by employers to protect intellectual property, confidential information or trade secrets. They may also prohibit employment with particular competitors for a specified time, or place ‘poaching’ protections around customers, other employees or clients of the business. Improperly applied, such clauses may be open to challenge.

Call Our Lawyers
Ending Employment

In any business or organisation, employment may end for a variety of reasons. Where an employer terminates the employment of a person, such decisions may reflect a conduct or capacity issue, including serious misconduct. Ending employment can give rise to various claims and actions by employees if it is for an unfair, unlawful or prohibited reason.

Call Our Lawyers