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PCC Employment Lawyers is one of Sydney’s leading boutique employment law practices, providing a high standard of excellence and an exceptional level of personal service.

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PCC Employment Lawyers

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Workplace Lawyers

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

Director

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Podcast: Mandating COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace

Following our recent newsletter Can an employer mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for its employees?, today we discuss this further with consideration of whether this would be a lawful and reasonable direction, discriminatory, or necessary to meet duty of care obligations.

We also give our take on “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of employment law, and review “On the Basis of Sex”, the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to balance last month’s viewing.

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Newsletter: Can an employer mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for its employees?

While governments in Australia are hesitant to mandate vaccinations broadly in the workplace, are private sector employers able to direct their employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations without legal consequence?

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Podcast: Recruitment Insights

Following our recent newsletter Discrimination in Recruitment, today we are joined by Lizzy Boots, Managing Director of Boots & All Consulting, for some practical recruitment insights.

We also give our take on “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of employment law, and review “Legally Blonde” … not some of the teams’ first choice in legal themed movies, but one that could not be ignored.

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Podcast: Gig Economy Update

In this lockdown edition of our podcast, we discuss the recent ground breaking Fair Work Commission Deliveroo decision, as well as Menulog’s adaptation of their engagement model and their application for a new Modern Award.

Stay with us at the end for our new segments, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, where we give our take on employment law updates. We’ll also be bringing you our review of legal-themed movies, first up is the classic “A Few Good Men”.

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Newsletter: Discrimination in Recruitment

Under anti-discrimination legislation, it is unlawful to discriminate against a person on the basis of their age, sex, race, disability, marital or relationship status or carer’s responsibilities. This also extends to circumstances when hiring staff.

It is critical that employers are aware of these legal risks, before engaging in the recruitment process.

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Podcast: Termination of Employment

In this podcast, we expand on our recent e-Publication “Termination of Employment: A Lawful and Ethical Approach”, where we look to respond to questions and general commentary around the process and considerations when looking to terminate an employee’s employment.

This month’s focus is on Part A of the publication; terminating employment in relation to employee capacity or conduct. Next month’s podcast will cover Part B; termination of employment relating to the role (redundancy).

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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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