Perth, Western Australia
(08) 6186 4100
contact@dpsk.com.au

Employment Lawyers

We are employment lawyers and experts in employment and industrial relations law. Whether you are an employee or an employer, we are able to assist you with specialist advice and representation. Based in Perth, we act for clients Australia-wide and offer free 15 minute initial consultations (conducted via Zoom, Skype or telephone).

Employment and HR advice

We advise employers and employees on all facets of employment law and workplace disputes, including:

  • Employment contracts (including Executive Services Agreements)
  • Termination of employment
  • Unfair dismissal and unlawful dismissal
  • Bullying, discrimination and harassment
  • Performance management and workplace investigations
  • Redundancies and restructuring
  • Employee entitlements and benefits (including pay, annual leave entitlements, long service leave, sick leave, redundancy entitlements and termination benefits)
  • Enterprise agreements and enterprise bargaining
  • Modern awards
  • Restraints of trade (including non-compete and non-solicitation obligations)
  • Separation and severance agreements
  • Statutory obligations, training and compliance, including in respect of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) for national system employers and the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA) for WA state system employers
  • Public sector employee rights and entitlements
  • Grievances, complaints and inquiries
  • Whistle blower protections
  • Stand down (including JobKeeper directions)
  • Transfers of business (including business sales)
  • Independent contractors and consultants
  • Policies and procedures
  • Workplace health and safety (OHS)

Employment claims & dispute resolution

We are able to provide representation in workplace disputes before courts and tribunals, including the Fair Work Commission, WA Industrial Relations Commission, Federal Circuit Court, Federal Court, Magistrates Court, Supreme Court, District Court, Equal Opportunity Commission and Australian Human Rights Commission.

Our expertise includes providing advice and representation in respect of:

  • Unfair dismissal claims
  • Breach of contract claims and restraints of trade
  • Adverse action and other general protections claims
  • Underpayment claims and claims for contravention of the National Employment Standards, industrial instruments and other workplace rights
  • Workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination claims
  • Section 739 dispute arbitrations

If you have been dismissed from your employment, please be aware that you may have as little as 21 days to make a claim.