RETAIL & HOSPITALITY

RETAIL & HOSPITALITY

Retail & Hospitality - EMA Legal Adelaide

Our retail and hospitality clients appreciate our cost-effective legal advice.

Our clients in the retail and hospitality industry need the right advice the first time. For decades we have been working with small business retailers, restaurateurs and cafe owners, and larger retailers, who often face the challenge of managing a large workforce across multiple sites, to solve their legal problems. Our clients in retail and hospitality operate in a highly regulated space. With over 50 different awards to navigate, award compliance can be highly complicated. A seemingly minor error can see employers facing significant claims for compensation and reputational damage.

Some of the services we provide to our clients in the retail and hospitality sector include:

  • Advice on award compliance, and terms and conditions of employment more generally
  • Contract drafting and policy advice to ensure that minimum entitlements are observed so that our clients are protected from future claims for underpayment of wages and other entitlements, and investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman
  • Advice concerning engaging people as contractors and management of claims by contractors
  • Labour hire advice
  • Work health and safety advice, which is particularly important in busy commercial kitchens
  • Workers compensation advice and representation
  • Advice concerning employee entitlements and continuation of employment when businesses are sold
  • Representation in unfair dismissal and discrimination matters
  • Advice regarding contracts with third parties and associated debt recovery actions. When our clients require debt recovery services we come up with creative solutions which gives our clients the best chance of recovering some of the outstanding debt

FRANCHISING

Increasingly our clients come to us for franchising advice. We act for both franchisee and franchisors.

Some of the services we provide in this area include:

  • Advising and assisting with the sale of franchise businesses
  • Risk management advice to franchisors and franchisees, including advice on the national Franchising Code of Conduct