Register now for webinar: How to manage employee performance and avoid bullying claims for information and tools you can use in your workplace. Get in quick for an early bird rate and the chance to have your question answered during the session! This webinar – on 22 May at 1pm AEST and hosted by Andrew Bland – is one …Read more »
Welcome to BlandsLaw.
BlandsLaw is a boutique law firm providing advice in employment and commercial law to the Australian business sector.
Our people have a wealth of experience in business and industry, both in Australia and overseas. We are also deeply knowledgeable in the ever-changing areas of workplace law and social media.
In short, we are a small firm with big life experience.
You receive intelligent and practical advice from BlandsLaw, designed to reduce your risk and increase your opportunities.
You can get on with developing and growing your business in the confidence that your legal requirements are being fully met.
More often than we’d like, we see clients as employers receiving bullying claims in response to their attempts at employee performance management. These unfortunate situations can sometimes arise from an employer simply mishandling, or neglecting to, manage performance correctly. In this article we outline what does and does not constitute bullying in the workplace, and …Read more »
The recent Fair Work Commission decision in Mr Georg Thomas v InfoTrak Pty Ltd T/A InfoTrak  FWC 1134 highlights the importance for employers of considering both the substance and the process surrounding redundancy. In this case, Mr Thomas, an Operations Manager of an IT company, brought an unfair dismissal case alleging that his redundancy …Read more »
If your organisation has more than one employee, you need a social media policy! Many organisations use social media as a marketing tool; but if even if your company doesn’t use social media, your employees do – often in the workplace. As BlandsLaw general manager Vivienne Storey says, it’s smarter to embrace the technology – and …Read more »
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has recently commended McDonald’s Australia for conducting a self- audit on its employees’ wages and other entitlements, leading to improved workplace relations for the 90,000-strong restaurant chain. McDonald’s had agreed to participate in the self-audit following an unsuccessful attempt to have an enterprise agreement approved by Fair Work Australia. Although …Read more »