Employment and workplace relations law in Australia is made up of a myriad of often complicated and interrelated federal, state and common laws. Practical Law Australia Employment has been designed to provide you with practical know-how you need to navigate this complex area of law.

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Practice notes

Practice notes
Practice notes provide you with concise statements of law and practice. We consult all the relevant employment law sources, practitioners and leading texts, distilling the principles so you can advise with confidence.

Standard documents and clauses

Standard documents and clauses
Standard documents provide you with up-to-date templates for your relevant workplace relations issues, and include drafting notes that outline common concerns for particular clauses.

Checklists

Checklists
Checklists are quick reference reminders of the practical and legal steps you need to follow on a matter.

Flowcharts

Flowcharts
Flowcharts provide a visual outline of the various steps required on a matter.

Legal updates

Legal updates
Legal updates explain what you need to know about new cases or legislative changes in employment law.


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Gain clarity on complicated and interrelated federal, state and common laws and let our team of expert employment law writers guide you through the complexities of an employment matter.

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Don't get caught off guard. Know what workplace relations risks your clients or organisation faces, so that you can put in place best practice policies and procedures.

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Empower your team and delegate with confidence, when you know all juniors are working from resources developed by employment law experts with practice experience.

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Stay abreast of the latest employment law developments with regular legal updates and authoritative commentary on the changes that really matter.


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Our team

Meet the in-house legal writers who create and maintain our Employment resources.

Linda Taylor

Linda Taylor has more than 15 years' experience in employment, industrial relations and work health and safety law in both private practice and in-house roles. Prior to joining Practical Law Australia, Linda held senior management positions with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, where she advised on a variety of matters, including termination of employment, transfer of business, and disciplinary and grievance investigations.

Kristen Barratt

Kristen Barratt has more than 25 years' experience in employment and industrial relations law in both private practice and in-house roles. Kristen has held senior workplace relations roles for both an employer organisation, and an international building and construction firm. For the last six years, Kristen has been advising national and international businesses in her capacity as Special Counsel at Gadens Lawyers.

Katrina Seck

Katrina Seck has practised law for 10 years in both large and boutique firms prior to joining Practical Law Australia. Katrina's specialty is in the area of employment law and she has advised her clients on all stages of the employment relationship. In particular, Katrina has experience in issues regarding the engagement of employees, performance management, work health and safety, workplace investigations, disputes and termination of employment.

"Practical Law Australia Employment provides lawyers and HR/IR professionals with practical tools to guide and support you through the complexities of an employment matter. You'll act with confidence and save time knowing that our practice notes, checklists, precedents and template letters are constantly updated to reflect the latest developments in law and cover all the bases. I'm proud of my team of employment legal writers, all with recent specialist practice experience, and who are dedicated to delivering clear, concise legal knowledge to busy practitioners."
Linda Taylor Linda Taylor, Head of Employment

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Featured Resource Toolkit: Post-employment obligations The law around post-employment obligations and restraints involves multiple considerations for employers seeking to place limits on their employees' future ventures. This toolkit provides a collection of practical know-how resources to help you navigate the complexities of post-employment obligations, including: Practice note: Confidentiality Precedent: Letter to former employee about post-employment obligations Checklist: Checklist of information needed to draft an effective restraint of trade Download now Post-employment obligations

The law around post-employment obligations and restraints involves multiple considerations for employers seeking to place limits on their employees' future ventures.

This toolkit provides a collection of practical know-how resources to help you navigate the complexities of post-employment obligations, including:


  • Practice note: Confidentiality
  • Precedent: Letter to former employee about post-employment obligations
  • Checklist: Checklist of information needed to draft an effective restraint of trade