Employers must deal with industrial Laws and workplace relations that impose increasingly complex rules regulating the relationship between the employer and its employees. Developments in the law relating to Anti-Discrimination, Occupational Health & Safety and particularly the termination of employment, present uncertainties and costly pitfalls for the unwary employers. On the other hand, developments especially in the areas of award-free agreements, individual flexibility agreements and enterprise bargaining may provide an employer with opportunities to reshape and reduce wasteful and inefficient work practices.
Small businesses are often so overburdened by the many demands on their time that scant attention is paid to Workplace Relations. Frequently some short advice can avoid a situation developing into a costly and time wasting problem. Carneys have advised and represented a wide spectrum of clients from employer associations, large and small companies and individuals. This broad experience gives an uncommon insight into workplace problems that are not readily available to employers, particularly those operating small businesses.