Employee Relations for Farming and Agriculture

Coulter Roache

We help you with managing your workforce alongside health and safety on the farm.

As an employer, your rights and responsibilities are extensive. We know that the management of employees and complying with legislation can be overwhelming for any farming business. Employee relations covers more than the seemingly straightforward process of recruitment, engagement, and termination. Matters can arise both during and after the employment relationship.

Prevention and problem-solving go hand-in-hand. Pre-emptive strategies can help you to avoid situations while responsive advice smooths over any trouble spots. From Contracts and Agreements, Award Rates, Work Agreements and Pay Entitlements, and ensuring your farm complies with Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) standards, the Coulter Roache team has the can guide you through the legal complexities of employee relations.

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Why work with us?
  • More than 85 years of experience
  • Dedicated Agribusiness team
  • Personalised to your situation
  • Access to core legal areas

Our Employee Relations Services

Award Compliance

Navigating the often complex landscape of Award Rates, Work Agreements and Pay Entitlements can be a challenging part of any business. Our team can review your employment practices to ensure they are compliant with the most recent legislation.

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Employment Contracts and Agreements

An employment contract must comply with the Fair Work Act, as well as national standards. Our team can carefully draft employment contracts and well-executed policies complying with legislation and safeguarding your business.

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Employee Entitlements

Understanding the awards and National Employment Standards (NES) can be tricky. Avoid costly back pay bills by ensuring you're aware of your legal responsibilities. Coulter Roache provides the support you need to ensure you're complying with legislation.

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Health & Safety Audits

There are tough penalties for employers who fail health & safety audits. An employer is required by law to provide a workplace that is reasonably free from risk to the employee’s health and safety. Our team can help you navigate your responsibilities.

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Occupational Health and Safety

Agriculture and farming businesses are regulated by OH&S law and the consequences for non-compliance are serious including significant monetary penalties or even imprisonment. Work with our team to ensure you are compliant.

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Worksafe Inspections

Making your farm safe should be a priority. Every Agribusiness is different and each farm needs its own risk control solution to ensure the best safety outcome. The Coulter Roache team can work with you to ensure your farm is compliant.

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Your Agribusiness Partner

At Coulter Roache we have a long history of supporting Australia’s Agribusiness industry and our legal team is passionate about delivering results for our clients. Protect and grow your business with expert farming and agriculture legal advice from the Coulter Roache Agribusiness team.

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