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.
STATISTICS DON’T LIE Since 2010, the rate of absenteeism in Australia has risen by 7%, while as much as 5% of the Australian workforce calls in sick on any given day. On average, Australian employees take 8.8 unscheduled days off per year with over 90 million working days being lost through unexpected absences. However, the real killer […]
How well are your systems and processes documented? As regulatory burdens, and competition for attracting and retaining quality employees increase, it’s hard for employers to maintain effective and compliant people and safety processes. The above chart shows employer success rates at arbitration for unfair dismissal applications are declining – this is concerning especially considering these […]
Are your documents up-to-date with ever changing workplace laws? As a HR manager, do you have time to keep updating your policies? Is the latest version of each policy easily accessible to the relevant people? Are you able to track who has downloaded and read each policy? Do you only have the policies your business […]
Have you checked your organisation’s employment contracts and letters of offer? New regulations commenced on 18 December 2018,1 allowing an employer to make a claim to have a clearly identifiable “casual loading” taken into account if an employee makes a claim for payment of NES entitlements because they were not a “true casual”. However, stringent conditions […]
The Federal Circuit Court has handed down its decision on the penalty to Workpac for failing to give its employee—Mr Paul Skene—annual leave, because he was engaged as a ‘casual employee’. We have outlined the details of this case in a previous EMA note. In summary, an employee engaged as a ‘casual’ employee was entitled to […]
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.