Employment Law

Snedden Hall & Gallop can assist both employees and employers with interpreting and implementing employment law requirements contained in the Fair Work Act.

Our lawyers are skilled in preparing policy documents, employment agreements, enterprise agreements and representing both employers and employees in relation to proceedings in both the Fair Work Commission and the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Our services include advising in relation to:

  • the application and interpretation of the modern award applying to your workplace;
  • individual employment contracts and enterprise agreements, including preparing contracts to ensure compliance with the National Employment Standards and any applicable award;
  • strategies to provide an effective workforce system suited to the requirements of your business, including considering the use of employees and contractors in your workforce;
  • policies and procedures manuals, including performance management, including drafting such policies;
  • workplace disputes, whether relating to internal policies and compliance with employment conditions, or bullying and harassment claims;
  • termination and redundancy, including representation in Fair Work Commission proceedings.


Compliance is a critical undertaking in the building and construction industry. Many clients in the industry feel that regulatory process places onerous obligations on them.

Snedden Hall & Gallop has recently been added as an Approved Auditor to the ACT Government's Procurement and Capital Works list of Registered Industrial Relations and Employment (IRE) Auditors.

If you are involved in the delivery of ACT Government building and construction work and need to arrange current IRE certificates for your own organisation or sub-contractors working on your projects, we can help. We will undertake an IRE audit and issue certificates to ensure that you can provide the ACT Government with your services. Critical timeframes can be affected if a current IRE certificate is not in place. We will use our resources to meet any critical deadlines that ensure your project will not be delayed.