Judicate Lawyers has considerable expertise and knowledge in a range of complex and sensitive employment law issues ranging from high profile discrimination and harassment claims against senior banking executives by their employers, to advising on termination of employment, to advising on how to protect against illicit poaching of staff or clients, and to misuse of confidential information and breaches of non-competition warranties.
Judicate Lawyers has experience in appearing on behalf of both employers and employees in Victorian and Federal Courts, the Fair Work Commission, the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
Our Employment Team also drafts contracts of employment for service as well as contractor agreements for services. Judicate Lawyers also has the expertise to advise on the taxation effect and consequences of employment/contracting arrangements and on the way the Australian Taxation Office categorize working relations from a taxation perspective within Australia and overseas. Our Employment Team works closely with our Tax, regulatory and Corporate Teams seeking expert advice and opinions where necessary.
Judicate Lawyers also has expertise in drafting and advising upon employee share schemes and incentives and on the taxation effects and implications of such schemes.
Our services also include protecting employers against the disruptive and diverting effects of allegations of discrimination or workplace harassment and will defend your business from unjust predators but in a way whereby legitimate claims brought by disabled, aged, harassed or gender diverse employees are resolved fairly and tolerantly.
Our services also include:
Advising on pre-employment checks and medical questionnaires;
Drafting equal opportunity policies;
Ensuring that performance management of employees is not unfair or harassing;
Advising upon wrongful dismissal, redundancy, voluntary departure, constructive dismissal and general protection disputes;
Advising on arrangements for the secondment of employees internationally having regard to overseas taxation regimes, relocation expenses and travel and insurance arrangements; and
Advising both individuals and corporate clients on the full range of Australian immigration categories covering work, study, family and family relocation, holiday, entrepreneur, investment and re-settlement routes as well as on Australian permanent residency and citizenship applications. Our staff have postgraduate qualification in immigration law and practice.