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 issued the next tranche of 31 modern awards as part of its 4 year review. Some will commence operation from 13 April 2020 and others from 4 May 2020. We also remind employers of the pending rise of 0.5% for compulsory superannuation rates in 2021. Modern Awards We previously advised […]
The Department of Health has issued a requirement for individuals to isolate themselves in certain circumstances to help mitigate the spread and risk of the coronavirus outbreak. Managing employees who are potentially at risk of transmitting the virus is an important health and safety obligation for employers. The Department of Health is continuously providing updates […]
Have your casual employees completed their ‘minimum employment period’ under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)? A recent Fair Work Commission decision clarifies the meaning of a ‘minimum employment period’ for casual employees. A recent Fair Work Commission case, Chandler v Bed Bath N’ Table Pty Ltd (“Primary Decision”) found that a casual employee had no protection from unfair […]
Australia Day this year falls on a Sunday. For South Australians, this means that both Sunday, 26 January 2020 and Monday, 27 January 2020 are public holidays. We have received some queries from South Australian clients about which days are classified as a ‘public holiday’ for Australia Day. Some have specifically questioned why the Fair […]
Are your employees entitled to take time off work to provide assistance in fighting Australia’s current bushfires? Are employees entitled to payment for any time off that they take? During Australia’s current bushfire crisis, many emergency services volunteers have been deployed to provide assistance in the affected areas. Many of these volunteers may need 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.