Employment Lawyer Brisbane | Employment Contract Termination

By: Corney & Lind  09-Dec-2011
Keywords: Employment, Intellectual Property, Employment Law

We offer employment law services, Australia wide (not just in Brisbane), throughout the entire employment relationship, from advice in the pre-selection and contract formation stage, through to advice on the relationship between employee and employer, through to advice when the employment relationship comes to an end.

Fair Work Act & Fair Work Australia

We are providing advice to many of our clients on the Fair Work Act 2009 (which applies from 1 July 2009) and the changes that need to be made to their Contracts, Policies and Processes.


  • Issues during recruitment and selection, including avoiding discrimination.
  • Contract negotiation and advice on specific terms (i.e. extent of restraint of trade provisions, intellectual property ownership, confidentiality).
  • Drafting of Collective Workplace Agreements (including drafting of Union and Non-Union Collective Agreements).


  • Managing employee and employer expectations.
  • Reviewing Employer Policies (including grievance and discipline policies).
  • Advising on employee entitlements.
  • Advising on employee discipline.
  • Advising on employee termination.
  • Representing employees and employers at grievance and discipline hearings.


  • Advising and representation for unfair or unlawful termination of employment.
  • Advising on redundancy and other employee entitlements.
  • Initiating or defending proceedings for breach of the Contract of Employment.
  • Preserving and enforcing intellectual property, confidentiality and restraint of trade obligations when the employment relationship sours.

The Independent Contractor/Consultant

  • Drafting suitable contracts for engagement of contractors/consultants.
  • Ownership of intellectual property.
  • Preserving confidentiality and client relationships.
  • Advising on the application of the “Unfair Contracts” Commonwealth and State Jurisdictions.

Employment in the Christian Sector – Specific Issues

Employment within the Christian Sector is different to "usual” employment relationships.  In our experience, having an employment lawyer who understands the Christian Sector will assist you in achieving your ministry objectives.

For example, we routinely consider and advise Christian clients on the following types of issues:

  • Employee, Spiritual Appointee or Volunteer?  Determining the best method for engaging your employees.
  • Exempt Fringe Benefit issues for religious practitioners.
  • Treatment of Family Tax A, Family Tax B and Parenting Payments for religious practitioners.
  • Dealing with morality/lifestyle clauses within the Contract of Employment.

Keywords: Employment, Employment Law, Intellectual Property

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Not for Profit, Nonprofit and Charities Law Australia

Andrew Lind was invited to Canberra in June 2010 to present to the Senate Economics Committee on the impact of the introduction of a Public Benefits test as a Charitable Institution and Religious Institution endorsement requirement. We are one of a handful of Australian law firms that have a dedicated Not for Profit and Charity Law division advising non profit and charitable institutions around Australia and internationally.


Business Lawyer Brisbane | Corporate Law Solicitor Brisbane

We can assist in negotiation and prepare contracts and agreements that are clear and easy to understand. We would like to get to know your business so that we can anticipate what your legal needs may be. Ask us about reviewing your terms or preparing new terms that are clear and user friendly. We promise that our legal advice to your business will be clear. Negotiation & settlement of disputes.


Property Lawyer | Leasing Lawyer | Body Corporate Lawyer

Andrew Lind, the head of our Property Law team, is a regular presenter at education and updating seminars for other lawyers at the invitation of the Queensland Law Society and Lexon Insurance (the professional indemnity insurer for the profession). For developers - we have extensive experience in project planning, and preparing and managing contracts. Commercial developments including offices, shops, childcare centres, retirement villages.