Employment and Workplace Law

RKL advises employers and employees in relation to all aspects of employment law including:

  • Recruitment
  • Review, preparation and advice on employment and contractor agreements
  • Discrimination and equal opportunity advice and disputes under the Equal Opportunity Act 1995 (Vic)
  • Workplace bullying and harassment
  • Confidential information and intellectual property
  • Workplace training and policies and procedures
  • Defamation in the workplace
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Restraint of trade
  • Unfair dismissal and matters before the Fair Work Commission
  • Risk management  

RKL also has extensive experience advising in relation to occupational health & safety laws including:

  • Workplace safety risk and liability
  • Risk management
  • Policies and procedures and training in workplace safety
  • Advice and representation in WorkSafe investigations and prosecutions
  • Insurance advice
  • WorkCover claims
  • Advice and representation in WorkSafe investigations and prosecutions

Latest Employment and Workplace Law News

Published in Employment and Workplace Law on 26th Nov 2015

The lead up to the festive season can be a particularly busy time for many businesses.  As a result of increased trading, employers may be required to make additional payments to employees over and above their usual wage.  For example, employers may need staff to work overtime, pay increased sales commissions or pay end of year bonuses and gifts.  It is therefore timely to remind employers which of these additional payments will attract superannuation contributions.  The basic requirement is for employers to contribute 9.5% of an employee's "ordinary time earnings" into their chosen superannuation fund.  The test of whether any additional payments attract the obl...

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