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Yes! Each chapter of the Employment Law Practical Handbook is available to non-subscribers to purchase in a PDF format. Simply visit the chapter you are interested in and click the link on the right to purchase the PDF.
Be aware that the PDFs don’t offer everything that a subscription would – such as downloadable word templates.
The Employment Law Practical Handbook provides information and advice in relation to industrial relations (IR) laws and other laws that apply to workplaces, e.g. discrimination legislation, work health and safety legislation.
The IR legislation covered in the handbook is the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), which covers most employers and employees in Australia. Exceptions are:
Other legislation covered in the Employment Law Practical Handbook, which is applicable to all employees and employers, include legislation governing:
Yes, the information covered in the Employment Law Practical Handbook is written from a national perspective. Where there are legal differences between jurisdictions, the Employment Law Practical Handbook lays these out in an easy-to-understand way.
Yes, the government does publish material, but it’s not easy to find and often very difficult to interpret. This is why employers use resources such as lawyers and specialist publications to understand legislation changes and how they are likely to affect them.
The Employment Law Practical Handbook is a great tool to help you keep on top of your legal obligations. You get all the information you need in a user-friendly, easy-to-access format, at a fraction of the cost of hiring a lawyer. You also receive a free email bulletin each week to draw your attention to legal changes and timely reminders as you need them.
The Employment Law Practical Handbook is published by Portner Press. Portner Press is a business-to-business publisher that specialises in producing handbooks and other helpful resources for Australian businesses. The Employment Law Practical Handbook and the Health & Safety Handbook are Portner Press’s core products.
At Portner Press, we take complex legal information and turn it into clear, readable language that everybody can understand. We also provide practical tips, case studies, definitions, and legally compliant policies and documents to help simplify the workload of thousands of managers, supervisors and business owners across Australia. They are designed specifically so that information is easy to find, and subscribers also receive regular updates to ensure they are kept up to date with any policy developments or changes in legislation.
The Editor-in-Chief of the Employment Law Practical Handbook is Charles Power. Charles is a partner at Holding Redlich in Melbourne. He is one of Australia’s leading employment lawyers, practising in employment and industrial relations since 1992. Charles has a strong practice representing employers in all aspects of employment and industrial law, and is accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a workplace relations specialist.
The Employment Law Practical Handbook is written by our Editor-in-Chief, Charles Power, with assistance from a team of editors, writers and contributors.
Charles Power is a partner in the workplace relations department of Holding Redlich, and he has practised in employment and industrial relations since 1992. Charles has a strong practice representing employers in all aspects of employment and industrial law, and is accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a workplace relations specialist. He is a member of the advisory board to the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law, the University of Melbourne and the Australian Human Resources Institute. Charles is a former associate to a Senior Deputy President of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and a former adviser to a federal government minister. Charles was the joint winner of the Industrial Arbitration Prize in 1992.
In chapter Employment Contracts in the Employment Law Practical Handbook you will find legally compliant templates for both maximum term and ongoing employment contracts.
This chapter also explains the different types of employment contracts you can use for different types of employment relationships, and how to make sure your contracts fulfil the essential conditions to be legally enforceable.
Included in your Employment Law Practical Handbook subscription, the Workplace Helpdesk allows you to ask our experts any general employment law queries to which you can’t find an answer in your Handbook. Whether your query is about recent legislative changes, or the steps you need to take to protect yourself, our team of experts is ready to answer your questions.
Simply log in to your account and head to the Our Experts section to submit your query.
The Workplace Helpdesk is designed to answer general employment law queries and clarify areas of law. We are unable to provide specific legal advice, such as reviewing contracts or giving individualised detailed advice.
If you require individual legal advice beyond the scope of the Workplace Helpdesk service, we can put you in touch with one of our lawyers.
To keep the subscription cost low, the Workplace Helpdesk service is only available over email and online through the subscriber’s dashboard.
We aim to answer all queries submitted to the Workplace Helpdesk within 72 hours.
There is no limit to the number of questions that subscribers to the Employment Law Practical Handbook can submit to our Workplace Helpdesk, so you can receive assistance as frequently as you need!
The Workplace Helpdesk team is comprised of professional lawyers who are employment law experts.
The Sexual Harassment chapter in the Employment Law Practical Handbook shows you how to reduce the risk of sexual harassment occurring in your workplace and how to manage a complaint of sexual harassment.
The chapter also includes a template sexual harassment and victimisation policy.
In the Ill or Injured Employees chapter in the Employment Law Practical Handbook we explain how to legally manage situations that may arise when an employee is ill or injured.
The Performance Management chapter in the Employment Law Practical Handbook explains how to effectively performance manage your employees and ensure you do not breach any laws while doing so.
The chapter also includes the following legally compliant templates:
The Unfair Dismissal chapter in the Employment Law Practical Handbook provides comprehensive information on when a dismissal is unfair, how to handle the unfair dismissal claims process and how to avoid a claim being made against you.
In the Dismissal chapter of the Employment Law Practical Handbook we detail what you need to do when you terminate the employment of an employee to ensure the dismissal is lawful.
The chapter also includes the following legally compliant templates:
To manage drug and alcohol misuse in the workplace, it is essential that you have a legally compliant drugs and alcohol policy.
The Drugs and Alcohol chapter in the Employment Law Practical Handbook not only includes a template drugs and alcohol policy, but also outlines your legal obligations in relation to drugs and alcohol in the workplace, including how to undertake drug and alcohol testing where applicable.
Yes! For a fraction of the price of hiring a lawyer, the Employment Law Practical Handbook provides vital legal information and strategic advice on all aspects of Australian employment law.
In the Employment Law Practical Handbook! We have translated complex legislation into easy-to-follow language and demonstrate how industrial relations law applies in real-life situations, explaining step by step what employers must do to meet their legal obligations.