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Our Brisbane and Gold Coast workplace lawyers can advise on:

  • Employment policies & procedures
  • Termination of employment
  • Restrictive covenants, protection of trade secrets & confidentiality issues
  • Anti-discrimination & sexual harassment litigation
  • Interpretation of awards
  • Union matters
  • Contractor & GST issues
  • Enterprise agreements & ITEAs
  • Occupational health & safety defences to prosecutions
  • Statutory liability & compliance advices
  • Crisis & risk management

Our workplace lawyers on the Gold Coast and Brisbane actively promote prevention of problems as being best practice. As a result, we often provide agreed presentations and in-house training on workplace law for our clients and their employees as a free additional service. Topics recently addressed in seminars include occupational health and safety, managing a disciplinary process, termination processes, redundancy and discrimination issues.

We also have a number of workplace law articles that are available for viewing.

For more information on our workplace law services in Brisbane or on the Gold Coast please contact our workplace lawyers.

The workplace can be a legal minefield for employers who do not adapt to the rapidly and regularly changing legislative environment or who do not have proper policies and procedures in place. Claims for unfair dismissal, breach of contract, theft of intellectual property, customer "theft" and unfair competition, workplace injuries and occupational health and safety investigations and prosecutions often arise from poor performance management policies, incorrect termination & redundancy processes, use of ‘diy’ employment contracts from the internet or previous companies, or simply through not enforcing appropriate policies and procedures.

Failure to act on all of these issues can lead to unnecessary and costly legal disputes that can damage business reputation, decrease staff morale, reduce productivity and profitability or even threaten a business’ survival. msl has a dedicated division, Workplace Law Queensland, to provide expert guidance on any workplace related legal issues. Our professional staff are here to assist businesses to be proactive and prevent employment/industrial problems before they occur, so you can concentrate on what you do best - running your business.

Our workplace relations practice is branded as Workplace Law Queensland, as msl is a part of a national group of workplace lawyers. Our team has invaluable experience in all aspects of employment and industrial law. The team has successfully negotiated and mediated numerous litigated and non–litigated claims in respect of serious workplace injuries, employment contracts, discrimination and unlawful dismissal claims.

Our workplace lawyers also have recognised expertise in claims for psychiatric and psychological injury in the workplace and handling QComp and Industrial Magistrates appeals. Our Gold Coast and Brisbane lawyers are used to working closely with clients and their professional advisors to promote an integrated strategy to avoid broadening disputes and achieve designated objectives.

See what our clients had to say about our Gold Coast and Brisbane workplace lawyers.


Have you considered...

In business, other legal issues often arise apart from workpace law issues. These can include protecting confidential information, creating new business structures, leasing, or even litigation and debt recovery. If you need assistance in other areas apart from workplace law, msl is a full-service legal firm, which means it is easier to complete these changes in one convenient location. We have commercial and property experts who can help you with all your business transactions, as well as litigation and intellectual property specialists who can help you protect your assets.  For more information please visit our commercial, property, litigation or intellectual property pages, or contact our Brisbane lawyers or Gold Coast lawyers.