Employment and Safety

At Lavan our priority is to promote a realistic balance between the interests of employers and employees in the workplace. Our Employment and Safety team’s extensive expertise is demonstrated in the advice we give and the practical solutions we provide to our clients.
Ian Curlewis

Employment and Safety

Lavan’s Employment and Safety team provides practical and timely advice on every aspect of human resource management and workplace relations including industrial relations, workplace contracts, workplace policies, occupational safety and health and dispute resolution. 

We formulate practical and relevant solutions with representation at Fair Work Commission and the courts where necessary.

We develop workplace policies for employers and provide advice in respect of equal opportunity issues.  This includes preparing responses to workplace and equal opportunity claims by employees and providing representation at conferences and hearings before the courts, the State Administrative Tribunal and the Australian Human Rights Commission.

We are experienced and proficient in dealing with work, health and safety complaints, workers’ compensation and personal injuries, policy advice and risk reduction.

Our services

Discrimination and Equal Opportunity 

We prepare responses to complaints and claims and provide representation in relevant jurisdictions.  We develop up-to-date and effective affirmative action policies for businesses of all sizes.

Industrial Relations

We draft employment contracts and enterprise agreements.  We also develop employment policies, legislative compliant practice and procedure manuals.

Occupational safety and health   

Lavan’s Employment and Safety team can assist with compliance obligations, advise on all occupational health and safety matters, including investigations and prosecutions. 

Superannuation and Taxation

We handle all tax related and superannuation issues including fringe benefits tax, redundancy schemes, employee share schemes, settlement issues and PAYG withholding obligations.

Workplace Contracts and Policies

We negotiate and draft employment contracts, restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements, remuneration packages, settlements, return to work arrangements and termination of employment processes.  We advise on performance reviews, bonuses, equity arrangements and copyright in the workplace.

Dispute resolution

We represent clients in all Federal and State jurisdictions.