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Employment and workplace law support for doctors and practices

Avant Law’s Employment and Workplace team helps practitioners navigate the complexities of the modern workplace. We support doctors and practices across all aspects of the employment lifecycle, offering workplace law advisory services encompassing recruitment to termination, to help ensure compliance and effective legal risk management. With deep experience supporting doctors and their practices, our team of expert lawyers provide strategic guidance to effectively manage complex issues arising in the workplace. 

We partner with doctors and practices to understand minimum entitlements, draft compliant contracts, and policies, and maintain appropriate standards of performance and conduct. Where workplace conflicts arise, we support doctors and practices to strategically navigate the issues and mitigate legal risks. Where legal claims are made, we are highly experienced litigators. We regularly conduct workplace investigations and deliver workplace training, ensuring that Avant Law offers doctors and their practices comprehensive Employment and Workplace law services.

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How we can help you

Here’s how our expert team provide support to practices at every stage of the employment and workplace lifecycle.

Workplace compliance & strategy

Workplace compliance

Australian workplace laws are complex. We advise on compliance, including underpayments, and legal risk management strategies. Our lawyers deliver engaging workplace compliance training, including bespoke programmes tailored to the needs of your practice.

Workplace strategy 

We advise on labour engagement models, enterprise bargaining, workplace change, restructuring and redundancy, insourcing and outsourcing, transfer of business and transfer of employment.

Workplace disputes & investigations

Workplace disputes

A practice is no different from any other large corporation in that workplace disputes may arise. We are experts in managing complex workplace disputes. We partner with clients to triage, investigate and manage grievances at the workplace level.

Workplace litigation

Our lawyers are highly experienced litigators who can deal with unfair dismissal claims, adverse action and unlawful termination claims, discrimination, sexual harassment and workplace bullying, restraint of trade and the protection of confidential information.

Compliance & executive employment

Workplace investigations 

If your practice is under fire our lawyers are highly experienced workplace investigators and can conduct investigations, or to help safeguard your practice we can help deliver training should the preference be to manage them in-house.  

Workplace training

Our lawyers deliver engaging workplace compliance training, including bespoke programmes tailored to the needs of your practice.

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Your employment resources

Enjoy our range of Employment and Workplace resources. From expert articles, tailored checklists to past webinars we are here to help.

About Stephen

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Stephen Schoninger is a Partner and Head of the Employment & Workplace law practice at Avant Law, based in Sydney. Stephen has over 20 years’ experience practising exclusively in employment, industrial relations and discrimination laws. Stephen is called on for his ability to plainly advise on and pragmatically apply legal principles to manage and resolve complex issues arising in the workplace. Stephen advises employers and employees in the private and public sectors on all areas of workplace law and is an experienced litigator of work-related claims. Stephen also conducts workplace investigations and delivers workplace compliance training. He regularly presents seminars on topical employment and workplace law issues.

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IMPORTANT: Avant Law Pty Limited is an incorporated legal practice and not a partnership. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation. Legal practitioners employed by Avant Law Pty Limited are members of the scheme.

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