The industrial relations and employment division of McKays offers professional advice and solutions in the following areas...

Employment Legislation, Awards and Agreements

We can help you understand employment legislation and how it applies to your situation.

Appearing in the Fair Work Commission and other Tribunals

Our aim is to protect your interests in Industrial Commission matters where we can appear through professional advocacy and effective representation.

Understanding Employment Contracts

We can review your employment contract and advise you about the meaning of its terms and how they can affectyou, and advise you in negotiating suitable employment terms.

Early Dispute Resolution

Where you are involved in an employment dispute, we help you explore early dispute resolution opportunities

Our Philosophy

  • To develop respected relationships with clients
  • To work with and support our clients in the management and resolution of IR and HR issues

Our Unique Advantage

Our location in Mackay gives us an advantage in quickly and effectively assisting employers in the Central Queensland region.

Our extensive experience in the mining services industry and connections in the industry gives us a unique advantage in assisting mining services businesses to navigate the complexities of employment and contracting in mining services.

If you would like to find out more, view our Employment Law Talk newsletters.

Expertise

Extensive experience in advising employees and employers in a range of industries such as:

  • Mining Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Sugar Industry
  • Beef production
  • Health
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Professional businesses

Extensive experience in appearing in unfair dismissal, general protections and employment entitlements disputes in the Fair Work Commission and other relevant tribunals.

Extensive experience advising on draft employment contracts including in relation to clauses that were prepared to protect:

  • Business customer relationships
  • Business intellectual property
  • Business confidential information

Extensive experience in responding to demands and legal proceedings alleging breach of confidentiality and employment restraint terms.

Employer's Survival Kit

Employment Law issues can pose risks to any business. Innovative solutions are now required to minimise these risks from problems arising in the workplace. McKays' Employer's Survival Kit provides practical advice and recommendations for your business and gives you the opportunity to receive training sessions, telephone advice, reviewing and maintaining of employment contracts and much more.

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  • Swearing in the workplace: is it acceptable by law?

    27-Jul-2016

    Standards of behavior expected of employees can be a difficult thing to navigate, particularly behavior that leads to termination of employment. Whether words are said in a moment of frustration, to add emphasis to a message, or over a series of events, one thing is clear from recent Fair Work d..

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