Solving Workplace Law Problems

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Director Brian is an innovative and client focused employment lawyer with extensive experience in all areas of workplace law, including general protection applications, unfair dismissals, breach of contract, redundancy, restraint of trade, intellectual property and discrimination.

Brian Powles



Podcast: Employee Underpayments

In this podcast, we discuss the civil penalty provisions for corporations and directors for contraventions under the Fair Work Act, the functions of the Fair Work Ombudsman, and how employers may come under their radar. We also discuss where we see the vast majority of underpayments in respect of breaches of modern awards and the National Employment Standards, and key areas for employers to look at.

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Podcast: Termination of Employment Relating to the Role (Redundancy)

In this podcast we discuss Part B of our e-publication “Termination of Employment: A Lawful and Ethical Approach”; termination of employment relating to the role (redundancy), where employment ends at the employers initiative in circumstances where the role or job is no longer required to be done by anyone.

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Podcast: Managing Sick or Injured Employees

This podcast is the second part of our series discussing managing absent employees.

In this episode we address the management of employees that have had a long term absence due to personal injury or illness. We discuss how to take the next steps, the legal risks, and the procedures that need to be followed when it becomes apparent that the inherent requirements of the role can’t be met.

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Podcast: Managing Personal Leave

Businesses report that one of the biggest costs of managing their business can be employee absences, something that we’ve seen so much of recently with staff shortages due to COVID-19 illness and isolation.

In this episode we look at how businesses can best manage short term or sporadic employee absences from work, to minimise the impact on the business whilst protecting employee rights.

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Newsletter: Managing Underperforming Employees

As a follow on from our podcast “Managing Employee Underperformance, we have also prepared a newsletter on the topic.

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Termination of Employment: A Lawful and Ethical Approach

One of the most difficult aspects of workplace management is the termination of employment. This is an inevitable part of any employer’s business. However, a dismissal does not have to be affected in an adversarial or combative manner, and often, having a respectful conversation which allows the employee to preserve their dignity, can be the best protection against the issue escalating unnecessarily.

PCC Employment Lawyers has compiled a resource for employers to assist in navigating this process and minimise their legal risk.

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