Policies and Procedures

Policies and procedures form the underlying structure of any good business.

Employment law in Australia is changing and whether your business is large or small, these changes are going to affect how you run your business on a day to day basis. If you are not adept with these changes and have implementation processes in place it can means thousands of dollars in costs if you are ever required to participate in employment litigation.

With a solid basis in the law policies and procedures are often relied upon in workplace investigations, unfair dismissal claims, and Workplace Health and Safety inquiries. Done correctly, they create a set of standards by which the workplace sets its benchmarks, guides its employees and managers alike in a transparent manner on the daily and long term management of any business.

The importance of having a Policies and Procedures for your business, whether it be big or small should be at the forefront of your business plan. Anderson Fredericks Turner has lawyers who assist employers and businesses in developing and implementing policies and procedures within workplaces. If you are seeking lawyers to assist you or your business with issues of this nature, contact our team today.

For issues involving policies and procedures, our employment lawyers:

  • work to identify workplace risks or compliance needs;

  • draft workplace policies and procedures that are adapted to the needs of the business; and

  • provide advice on the implementation and updating of policies and procedures.

In all cases, we tailor our approach to the needs of our client and their circumstances.

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

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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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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)

Policies and Procedures: How We Can Help

Code of Conduct Policies

Code of Conduct Policies

Many workplaces have a Code of Conduct (sometimes called a Code of Ethics) that set policies or procedures around expected behaviours and conduct by employees. For employers and businesses, there are a number of practical and legal consequences from not having an established Code of Conduct. Our team assists employers with the formulation and implementation of Codes of Conduct.

Developing and Implementing Policies and Procedures

Developing and Implementing Policies & Procedures

Developing and implementing policies and procedures in any workplace is important to creating and maintaining appropriate standards. Whether it about setting policies about key tasks or responsibilities, compliance or communication expectations, having standard operating procedures in a business not only enhances productivity and efficiency, it reduces unnecessary business risks.

Drug and Alcohol Testing

Drug and Alcohol Testing

In some workplaces, the use or misuse of alcohol or drugs may pose a risk to health or safety. In some industries, there are laws that prohibit workers from being affected by drugs or alcohol while working. In other industries or workplaces, alcohol or drugs may require management in order to minimise risks to health or safety. Contact our lawyers if you seek advice about a drug or alcohol policy issue.

Performance Management

Performance Management

Having effective performance management systems can be important in defining the expectations, reporting and targets of employers, executives and employees. However, performance management can have negative connotations, particularly when it is associated with disciplinary processes such as a performance improvement plan.

Vicarious Liability of Employers

Vicarious Liability of Employers

Vicarious liability refers to the the notion that one person can be responsible for the acts or omissions of another person. Employers can be held vicariously liability for the wrongdoings of their employees in certain situations. Policies and procedures can play a real role in minimising the risk that an employer will be found vicariously liable for the wrongful actions of an employee.

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Work Health and Safety Issues

Policies and procedures can have a role in managing compliance with work health and safety. The development and implementation of effective policies and procedures in a workplace can have significant benefits with respect to business outcomes, while also affording employers and executives legal protections for issues that may arise with respect to work health and safety.

Read more

Policies & Procedures: How We Can Help

Code of Conduct Policies

Many workplaces have a Code of Conduct (sometimes called a Code of Ethics) that set policies or procedures around expected behaviours and conduct by employees. For employers and businesses, there are a number of practical and legal consequences from not having an established Code of Conduct. Our team assists employers with the formulation and implementation of Codes of Conduct.

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Developing and Implementing Policies and Procedures

Developing and implementing policies and procedures in any workplace is important to creating and maintaining appropriate standards. Whether it about setting policies about key tasks or responsibilities, compliance or communication expectations, having standard operating procedures in a business not only enhances productivity and efficiency, it reduces unnecessary business risks.

Call Our Lawyers
Drug and Alcohol Testing

In some workplaces, the use or misuse of alcohol or drugs may pose a risk to health or safety. In some industries, there are laws that prohibit workers from being affected by drugs or alcohol while working. In other industries or workplaces, alcohol or drugs may require management in order to minimise risks to health or safety. Contact our lawyers if you seek advice about a drug or alcohol policy issue.

Call Our Lawyers
Performance Management

Having effective performance management systems can be important in defining the expectations, reporting and targets of employers, executives and employees. However, performance management can have negative connotations, particularly when it is associated with disciplinary processes such as a performance improvement plan.

Call Our Lawyers
Vicarious Liability of Employers

Vicarious liability refers to the the notion that one person can be responsible for the acts or omissions of another person. Employers can be held vicariously liability for the wrongdoings of their employees in certain situations. Policies and procedures can play a real role in minimising the risk that an employer will be found vicariously liable for the wrongful actions of an employee.

Call Our Lawyers
Work Health and Safety Issues

Policies and procedures can have a role in managing compliance with work health and safety. The development and implementation of effective policies and procedures in a workplace can have significant benefits with respect to business outcomes, while also affording employers and executives legal protections for issues that may arise with respect to work health and safety.

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