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Downsizing? Upsizing? Transferring employees? Getting advice when making changes to your workforce can make the difference between seizing an opportunity now and creating a significant legal issue for the future.

No matter the size of your organisation, there is value in planning your restructure from an employment law perspective.

A delicate approach is often required to avoid creating (sometimes irreversible) issues during the restructure process. Issues with employee morale, productivity and legal compliance commonly arise when restructuring. Carefully executing the restructure can allow you to make changes to your workforce with confidence.

In our experience, many businesses operate from a sub-optimal structure. A restructure is an ideal juncture to rectify legacy issues and to establish a more ideal structure for the future.

Approach

Restructures present opportunities and challenges. Get it wrong and not only will your current team be potentially dissatisfied, but you may also expose yourself to legal risk. This is at the forefront of our minds when assisting employers with restructures.

Our approach is to:

  • provide you with a clear and transparent quote;
  • review the structure of your current workforce;
  • work with you to understand your objectives for the restructure;
  • advise you on the potential opportunities and risks for the restructure; and
  • implement your desired solution in a methodical manner.

We tailor our approach based on the workforce size, the potential risk of claims and the relevant industry.

Lead Contact
Restructures & Redundancy
Employment

Director

Jess Hill

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FAQ

Can I get advice after I implement a restructure?

You can. However, we generally recommend getting advice before implementing a restructure to help protect against potential risk.

What is a transfer of business?

The transfer of business provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), deal with situations where a business is transferred from one employer to another. The legal issues that arise during these transfers can be complex. We recommend seeking advice.

How do you charge?

Trust is one of our core values. We pride ourselves on not causing 'bill shock'. Our usual approach is to provide you with a clear and transparent fee quote to ensure that there are no surprises. You can then make an informed decision about whether you want to proceed or not.

Can you help me with employment contracts?

Yes, we can. We regularly assist our clients to prepare and negotiate employment contracts of all shapes and sizes (including executive employment contracts). We can also assist with independent contractor agreements.

Restructures & Redundancy

Jess Hill

Director

Adam Colquhoun

Senior Consultant

Katherine Stewart

Senior Associate

Fiona Bucknall

Law Graduate

Eleni Psarras

Paralegal

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PO Box 13255, Law Courts VIC 8010

Level 49, 360 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Level 10, 580 George Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

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