Employment law covers a broad range of complex legal issues
affected by layers of common law and statute across state and
These legal issues begin in business set up or acquisition
stage, with transmission of business, recruitment of new employees,
establishing suitable contracts, and complying with awards and
National Employment Standards – establishing the employment
These issues then include managing the employment relationship
with appropriate policies and procedures to set standards of
employee performance and conduct, having appropriate human resource
management guides and templates, and having proper processes to
ensure against problem behaviour such as bullying and
discrimination, to deal with grievance, dispute resolution,
managing ill and injured employees, and dealing with disciplinary
and poor performance issues. That is not to mention the modern
essentials of social media awareness and protecting sensitive
When you find yourself in a work-related dispute in Perth, you
want to ensure that you seek advice, services and representation
from the most professional and experienced workplace lawyers in the
What to Look for
The employment law firm you want should provide responsive,
efficient and supportive services and strategic advice based on a
proven track record of providing successful outcomes. They should
be well regarded in the legal profession, by HR practitioners, and
across a variety of other industries.
Like many people today, you will likely begin looking for a
workplace lawyer on the internet. Keep in mind that you need to put
in some effort to find a quality employment lawyer, rather than
clicking on the first one in your area. Read up on law firms and
read lawyer bios and blogs.
How long have they been practising? What do they specialise in?
How well do they present themselves as an organisation on their
website? Have they won any awards or received powerful
testimonials? Third party recommendations are generally the best
indicator of a good quality employment law firm.
You can ask questions and assess their personality traits. You
want someone who is knowledgeable but empathetic and
MDC Legal is a Perth based employment and workplace law firm.
Our lawyers are unique and have acted for a range of clients on
"both sides of the fence". We have worked with small and
large employers as well as individual senior executives and
employees. This diverse client base has given us a broad and
holisitc understanding of workplace and employment law issues.
Our employment lawyers have also worked in a variety of settings
from boutique practices to national and international law firms and
state, federal, and community bodies.
Our services for employers and employees include:
Interpreting, negotiating and drafting employment
Drafting restraints of trade clauses
Performance management and misconduct investigations
Terminations, unfair dismissals and adverse action
Business restructuring and redundancies
Dealing with discrimination and bullying
Dispute resolution and advocacy
A unique employment law user subscription including a
customisable employee handbook and management guide.
MDC Legal also provides pro bono or special fee services to not
for profit organisations and vulnerable individuals who can't
afford legal expenses and would otherwise have no access to legal
Our employment firm has received national recognition for our
Finalist of the Employment Specialist Firm of the Year at the
2015 and 2016 Australian Law Awards
Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards for Workplace Relations
and Employment Team of the Year in 2015
Ranked by the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Editions of Doyle's
Law Guide as a leading Employment and Workplace Relations law
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guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought
about your specific circumstances.
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