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.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a $1,500 disaster payment for employees required to self-isolate for 14 days in Victoria. The payment is not made by the employer and does not affect Jobkeeper payments. The Payment The Prime Minister has announced that the Federal government will be providing a pandemic leave disaster payment to Victorian […]
The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has decided to vary three health sector awards to include paid pandemic leave for employees in the aged care industry affected by COVID-19. Background On 8 July 2020, the Fair Work Commission preliminarily rejected applications to vary modern awards to include ‘paid pandemic leave’ for employees who […]
This is EMA’s pick of the most interesting and relevant cases reported in the last six months. 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 […]
The Fair Work Commission (“FWC”) has today handed down its Annual Wage Review Decision under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (“Act”).1 The National Minimum Wage will increase by 1.75% from July. Award wages will also be increased by 1.75%, but the operative dates for award increases will be staggered according to three groups determined […]
Australia’s first industrial manslaughter conviction has been recorded, with two directors sentenced to imprisonment and the company fined $3 million. A Brisbane based automobile recycling business has become Australia’s first employer to be convicted of industrial manslaughter. The conviction follows a fatal incident on 17th May 2019, where a worker was crushed between a utility […]
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.