Employment Law and Service Contracts

We advise employers, employees and contractors on all aspects of employment law. Our experience means we deliver legal advice that is commercially astute and pragmatic.

Our expertise includes:

  • Advising in relation to compliance with Australian employment related laws, including entitlements.
  • Preparation, negotiation and review of:
    • Employment agreements
    • Executive service agreements
    • Service contracts
    • Consulting agreements
    • Subcontracting agreements
    • Executive incentive schemes, including tax effective loan funded share plans
    • Employee incentive schemes, including employee share schemes and plans
    • Labour hire agreements
  • Reviewing employment related restraints e.g. no-poach, non-compete clauses, etc.
  • Advising in relation to minimum terms and conditions of employment.
  • Advising in relation to employment related confidentiality obligations.

We also advise in relation to employment related and industrial disputes. For more details click here


Click to view

Our notable and relevant experience includes:

  • Acting for numerous companies to prepare employment contracts for senior executives and line employees
  • Acted for numerous companies to prepare or review consulting and subcontractor agreements
  • Advised numerous clients in relation to redundancy and termination of employment
  • Advised overseas companies in relation to compliance with Australian employment laws
  • Prepared tax effective loan funded share plans for executive team of ASX listed technology company
  • Prepared numerous profit share and incentive agreements for senior managers
  • Prepared labour hire agreements for recruitment companies
  • Due diligence review of employment contracts for both bidders and targets in M&A transactions
Click to view
Greg Mohen joins Williams + Hughes

Williams + Hughes are delighted to announce that Greg Mohen has joined our commercial law team. G...

Williams + Hughes Earns Recertification in Meritas, the Leading Global Alliance of Independent Business Law Firms

Williams + Hughes is pleased to announce that it has been awarded recertification in Meritas, a...

Meritas Welcomes DMAW Lawyers, Adelaide, to the Membership

Leading Adelaide commercial Firm, DMAW Lawyers has been selected to be South Australia’s repre...

Covid 19- an overview of the JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme

The core component of the Federal Government’s business support package in response to the Cov...

What tax risks do I take on when I become a company director? (updated)

This is a question often asked of lawyers. There are many risks a person is exposed to when the...

Superannuation guarantee amnesty: one last chance to pay compulsory superannuation for non-complying employers who employ "contractors"

Employee versus contractor? Are you sure? Over the past decade many Australian companies hav...

Modern slavery legislation: the clock is ticking for Australian companies to prepare their first Modern Slavery Statement

Modern slavery legislation has been enacted in Australia. Many larger companies are now legally obli...

Employment law changes from 1 July 2019 - take note !

Employers should take note of changes to the employment landscape that take effect on 1 July 20...

Minimum wage increase to apply in Australia from 1 July 2019

All employers should be aware of the Fair Work Commission's (FWC's) decision regarding the 2...

Copyright © 2024 Williams+ Hughes. All Rights Reserved | Privacy | Terms & Conditions