PCC Employment Lawyers have been sharing our e-book, An Employer's Guide to Australian Employment Law, online with clients and friends for nearly three years. Fresh for 2019, we have decided to go 'old school', and are proud to announce that we have gone to print for our brand new third edition, the first version of the book to be released in hard copy.

We would be delighted if you would join us to celebrate and launch the book at an early evening event starting at 5.30pm on Wednesday 5 December 2018 at the College of Law in St Leonards. Drinks and finger food will be served. The Directors of the firm, and chief editors Helen Carter and Brian Powles will be in attendance, as well as our solicitors, legal team and the other contributors to the new book. The event will be an informal networking event for clients and friends of the firm, where we can informally discuss some of the recent changes to law, that have inspired the latest edition. Everyone in attendance will receive a free copy of the new book.

We were first inspired to put together the book in 2015, because of the lack of resources available to employers addressing the key issues of employment law in 'layman's terms'. There are many complex legal texts, containing complex legal jargon and references to primary legal authority. But in our view, there is very little utility to legal resources that can only be understood by other lawyers.

The approach of this text is to offer a detailed and in-depth reference text, designed specifically for employers, to help navigate the law surrounding employment relationships. It can be read from beginning to end, but chapters may be more beneficial if accessed when needed. Where possible, legal terminology has been kept to a minimum.

After three editions, the book now addresses all stages of the employment relationship and the legal issues that arise, including choices around types of employment, recruitment, managing performance, and disciplinary processes. Several chapters deal directly with the termination of employment, including transfer of business, redundancy, and termination for cause.

After feedback from clients, this edition also includes several new chapters that deal with the risks of employment litigation, and some guidance on how an employer can deal with the Fair Work Commission and the Fair Work Ombudsman.

We would love to have you as our guests on 5 December 2018, to celebrate this milestone with us, and to give us a chance to wish you a (premature) Merry Christmas.