At Arro, we have extensive experience in advising small business employers on all aspects of the employment relationship. We believe in taking a proactive approach to our advice, emphasising risk management and the implementation of best-practice solutions, processes, and procedures.

When it comes to employment law, Arro offers the following services tailored specifically for small businesses:

  • Advising on relevant workplace legislation and industry awards, including coverage and entitlements.
  • Preparing and negotiating all employment related agreements including full time and part time employment agreements, internships agreements, executive employment agreements, casual employment agreements and consultancy agreements.
  • Advising on the differences between employees and contractors and corresponding entitlements including superannuation, WorkCover, PAYG and payroll tax obligations, and providing assessments as to the correct classifications.
  • Advising on and preparing workplace policies and procedures in relation to social media, workplace surveillance, IT use, bullying/harassment and discrimination, performance management, restructuring and redundancies, trade secrets and proprietary and confidential information.
  • Advising on termination of employment, including contractual and statutory obligations for notice and termination payments, and dismissal as a result of poor performance or misconduct.
  • Advising on the principles applied in forming an employment agreement including express or implied terms.
  • Advising on the enforceability of restrictive covenants including non-compete during employment, confidentiality during and post-employment, intellectual property rights and post-employment restraint of trade.
  • Assisting employees in the formation of position descriptions.

Dispute resolution performance management, IP ownership disputes between employer and employee

When a dispute arises between an employer and an employee, we’re here to help you navigate the situation effectively by:

  • Calculating the minimum period of employment for dismissal purposes;
  • Advising clients on the grounds for termination including summary dismissal, redundancy, sale of transfer of business, winding up of business, death, resignation, abandonment and incapacity;
  • Advising clients on termination remedies including common law action for wrongful dismissal, unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal and unlawful termination;
  • Facilitating discussions between employers and employees to resolve conflict and provide solutions;
  • Advising clients on best practice management of underperformance including identifying the problem, assessing and analysing the problem, meeting with the employee to discuss the problem, jointly devising a solution and monitoring performance;
  • Advising small business of their obligations under the small business fair dismissal code; and
  • Calculating notice and redundancy pay.