Expert Lawyers For Wage Disputes


We can help you with employee disputes over wages, particularly underpayments or interpretations of awards regarding unpaid allowances or overtime.

Wage disputes can be a confusing topic. As a law firm specialising in Employment Law, we’re here to help you understand how wage disputes can arise and what steps you can take to address them.

If you are facing a wage dispute or would like to be proactive and review your employee remuneration, reach out and find out how we can help.

What are wage disputes?

A wage dispute happens when there’s a disagreement about how much pay an employee should receive. This could be due to underpayments or disagreements over the interpretation of awards.

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This occurs when employees are paid less than they should be according to their employment contract or minimum wage laws.

Interpretation of Awards

Awards outline the minimum terms and conditions of employment. Disputes can arise if there’s confusion or disagreement about how these awards apply to an employee’s situation.

Disputes relating to unpaid allowances (extra payments for things like travel or uniforms) and overtime pay are particularly common.

The legal framework

Wage disputes are governed by employment laws. These laws vary by country, but generally, they establish minimum wages, regulate overtime pay, and specify how and when employees must be paid.

If an employee believes they have been underpaid or not paid correctly, the first step is to raise the issue with you, the employer. If this doesn’t resolve the dispute, you may need to involve a third-party mediator or take the case to court.

How we can help

The consequences of unfair wage practices

Employers who fail to handle wage disputes transparently and fairly can face serious consequences. This could include fines, orders to pay back wages, and damage to their reputation.

Navigating wage disputes can be complicated, but you don’t have to do it alone. Our experienced team is ready to guide you through each step of the process. We can help you understand your rights, communicate with your employees, and if necessary, represent you in court.

To get started, why not book a complimentary initial consultation with us? We can help you navigate any disputes now, check your compliance and help you understand any areas you need to consider as your business grows.

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