Commercially practical solutions. On-call advice. Strategies that fit into the long-term vision of your business.

Managing your team is a challenging part of business. Workplace relations covers more than the seemingly straight-forward affairs of employee recruitment, engagement, and termination. A raft of conditions and matters arise both during and after the employment relationship. Prevention and problem-solving go hand-in-hand. Pre-emptive strategies streamline your HR systems and responsive advice smooths over trouble spots.

Workplace relations is often overlooked in day-to-day operations of a business; however, prolonged neglect can invoke severe repercussions. Businesses are subject to certain employment laws and must ensure they have advisable strategies in place to avoid negative impact on their brand.

Coulter Roache has developed a full-time practice in workplace relations with a focus on Geelong and the surrounding regions. Our intricate knowledge of the area’s industries, businesses, and operations allows us to deliver procedural resolutions and a level of support previously only available in Melbourne.

From your immediate need to resolve a dispute, to your long-term desire to provide a safe and fair workplace, our expert team of workplace relations lawyers deliver high-level, applicable strategies to guarantee your business meets and exceeds regulation.

We provide practical, cost-effective counsel to local businesses, big and small, on all aspects of employment law. We keep you informed about changes in the law and educate you about your responsibilities as an employer.

We help you minimise risk by putting robust systems and programs in place; office manuals outlining firm policies and procedures, six-monthly review of OH&S standards and a practice of file noting and dating discussions. Have you considered running relevant training on sexual harassment or other topics?

Carefully drafted employee contracts and well-executed policies make a solid platform for safeguarding your business and employees, while developing a more efficient business model and enjoyable workplace environment for all.

Our team of employment lawyers regularly advise clients in:

  • unfair and unlawful dismissal
  • discrimination
  • industrial relations
  • occupational health and safety
  • modern awards
  • employment contracts
  • restructuring and redundancies
  • consultancy and independent contract arrangements.

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