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Employment Law

Sasphire Legal provides advice and assistance in relation to all aspects of the employment relationship. Sasphire Legal recognizes that legal issues relevant to the employment relationship begin at the recruitment stage and continues past the termination of the relationship. As such it provides a full range of legal services in the following areas:

  • Nature of employment / consultancy
  • Contract formation
  • Contract review
  • Performance management
  • Leave
  • Managing ill and injured employees
  • Policy drafting and review
  • Terminations
  • Merger, acquisitions and change management
  • Redundancies
  • Independent contractor issues
  • Litigation, including unfair dismissal, General Protection claims, breach of contract, tort and breach of the Consumer Protection Law

Human Rights

Sasphire Legal’s Human Rights and Equal Opportunity practice provides expertise and assistance for clients in the following areas:

  • Anti-discrimination
  • Harassment and bullying
  • Victimization
  • Training in appropriate workplace behavior
  • Risk management
  • Litigation in the various employment and Human Rights tribunals
  • Investigation support in cases of alleged Human Rights and discrimination breaches

Work Health and Safety

Sasphire Legal recognizes the importance of a safe workplace and has the experience and expertise to advice clients in this vital area of employee management. Sasphire Legal can assist clients in ensuring their workplaces meet the relevant statutory requirements. It also conducts work health and safety audits, provides policies and checklists and work health and safety training. If a client is prosecuted for a work health and safety violation or injury in the workplace, Sasphire Legal can assist with the defense.

Industrial Law

Sasphire Legal supports and assists clients in dealing with industrial issues including:

  • Strategic advice regarding modern award coverage and enterprise agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating enterprise agreements
  • BOOT analysis
  • Advocacy regarding approval of enterprise agreements
  • Right of entry issues
  • Bargaining in good faith obligations
  • Communication and change management involved in introducing enterprise agreements

Protection of Goodwill

Sasphire Legal recognizes that its clients invest significantly in their employees and that employees gain possession of assets of the business including confidential information, client connections, corporate know-how and intellectual property. Sasphire Legal can assist clients to protect their goodwill, by providing advice and assistance in the following areas:

  • Proper contract drafting
  • Restraint of trade clauses
  • Confidentiality clauses
  • Return of company property
  • Privacy issues
  • Internet and Social Media
  • Litigation to protect corporate goodwill