The modern workplace no longer has any permanence as companies and employers race to adapt to competition and ever increasing costs.
This means that understanding redundancy laws is becoming increasingly important for both employers and employees.
John F. Morrissey has been a practicing NSW solicitor with more than 30 years experience.
For the past 15 years John has been advising small to medium-sized firms and their employees on their rights and obligations on redundancy issues and other employment law matters.
Due to overwhelming demand from both employers and employees wanting more information on workplace matters John has a monthly blog aimed at delivering up-to -the- minute workplace legal
• Allied health workers,
• Not for profit organisations and
• sports law.
Each month the blog http://johnfmorrissey.com.au/blog/ covers new and urgent topics of employment related law such as:
• an employer’s guide to redundancy
• Understanding the Deed of Release
• Preparing a Deed of Release when employment is terminated
• Employers’ Guide to preparing for phone conciliation
• An Employer’s Guide for termination in the upper echelons
The importance of this information is critical if both sides wish to avoid future legal action, whether through Unfair Dismissal or underpayment or incorrect redundancy procedures.
The workplace is also becoming more litigious, particularly in the areas of workplace bullying and workplace accidents.
This presents legal ramifications for both the bully and the employer under the Occupational Health and Safety legislation and requires a thorough knowledge of the law to avoid ‘hidden costs’ and
‘fines and prosecutions for employers and individuals’.
You need to be familiar with the current legislation to make sure what is relevant to your industry and workplace, and to remind yourself that a simple fall over the a worn carpet can be as legally
troublesome as a falling girder.
John F. Morrissey’s blog will keep you abreast of developments and changes to these laws and more so that small business owners, HR departments, management and employees.
John F. Morrissey’s blog at: http://johnfmorrissey.com.au/blog/ John Morrissey can be contacted at: [email protected]
About John F Morrissey:
John F. Morrissey, the principal at John F. Morrissey & Company Lawyers in Potts Point has been practising as an employment lawyer in
Sydney. They mainly focus on employment law, advising small to medium-sized firms and their employees of their rights and obligations. John provides seminars to Not For Profit groups and professional
associations such as BASIL and the Allied Health Professionals.