EMA Consulting was established in 1997 and provides contemporary ER, IR, HR and WHS solutions for employers across Australia, including advice, representation, strategy, investigations and training. Our clients vary from small sole traders and partnerships through to some of Australia’s largest employers and employee associations in both the public and private sectors.
We act exclusively for employers in respect to their needs and obligations arising from Industrial Relations, and associated laws.
Our principle objectives are to enable our clients to manage and continually improve their industrial relations and business capability. We develop and implement tailored industrial relations solutions, generating options and helping our clients to explore the best fit for their business context.
Our services extend from advice, strategy, drafting, negotiation with unions and advocacy before Fair Work Commission and other tribunals. The hallmark of our service is the practical, technically correct and timely solutions that get real results.
The Fair Work Commission has updated Modern Awards with variations including casual conversion clauses. A previous EMA note outlined the Fair Work Commission’s decision to introduce casual conversion clauses into modern awards. On 26 September 2018, the Commission updated most modern awards to include the casual conversion model clause. The new clauses will commence on […]
The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) provides specific obligations on employers who engage ‘replacement employees’ to cover for periods of parental leave. If you engage an employee to cover for a period of unpaid parental leave, section 84A of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (“FW Act”) obliges you to notify the replacement employee of […]
These are EMA’s pick of the most interesting and relevant cases reported in the last month. Please note that these are summaries only, and should not be relied upon in place of the full judgment. If you would like clarification on any of the judgments, or wish to know how a particular case may apply […]
Casual employees might be entitled to paid annual leave under the National Employment Standards In a decision with significant implications, the Federal Court has ruled on appeal that some employees paid as casual employees can still qualify for paid leave under the National Employment Standards. Employers should review the employment status of casual employees who […]
The FWC is soon to introduce new provisions into modern awards to limit employers’ ability to deduct amounts from monies owed where an employee does not give the required amount of notice of termination when they resign. If an employee does not give the required amount of notice of termination, many modern awards currently contain […]
The hallmark of our investigation service is the in-depth, technically correct and timely process that delivers real results for our clients, whilst providing an independent approach to sensitive issues.
EMA Consulting can provide expert advice, independent investigations, and act on proceedings in relation to discrimination, harassment and bullying issues.
Advising, developing strategies & negotiating enterprise bargaining agreements for employers ensuring you achieve your targeted goals, while also meeting your obligations to your employees.