What is 'EPL' cover? Unfortunately, having policies and procedures in place does not completely eliminate the chance of employee claims. Employment practices liability (EPL) insurance can cover businesses against claims by employees, including the following types of claims: Wrongful dismissal Discrimination Sexual harassment Breach of employment contract Other employment-related torts such as defamation, infliction of emotional distress, humiliation, failure to enforce company policy, invasion of privacy, negligence and more. The costs of EPL cover depends on several risk factors such as...

Ensure your brand protection through our range of comprehensive compliance services “I would suggest to employers that an investment in quality advice on workplace relations by reputable and appropriately qualified professionals is just as important as purchasing insurance for your business.” - Natalie James (Fair Work Ombudsman) As a franchisor, part of the attraction for franchisees when buying into your franchise was no doubt the guarantees provided by your brand. But recent adverse publicity and a Senate enquiry relating to franchisee compliance issues have been challenging the franchise...

Our Employee Helplines service (also called Compliance Helpline or Whistle-blower Helpline) assist businesses to uncover problems early and address them before they get worse. Our trained consultants ensure employee concerns are raised at the right level within your organisation and calls can be handled on an anonymous basis if required. Our confidential helpline service can alert your business to issues regarding: Staff underpayments Sexual harassment Safety issues and sanitation Violence Discrimination and harassment Bullying Theft Catching potential issues early will help you retain...

Franchise Assist (EPAS Lite) is an option for employers that don’t need the consulting time included in our full EPAS – Employer Protection Advisory Service. Franchise Assist is based on a set annual fee basis, so you can rest easy knowing your labour management issues are covered. We provide your organisation with the necessary tools to properly manage your employee relations. We are also there to help you on those occasions when problems develop. Included in your Franchise Assist Membership Package Unlimited access to our Telephone Advisory Service (7 days x 24 hours in emergencies), for...

Enterprise Bargaining Services are provided by our sister site EnterpriseBargaining.com.au is your website for specialist enterprise bargaining excellence. We are devoted to helping employers with their enterprise bargaining requirements. We have an extremely capable team of experienced specialist consultants who are familiar with the Australian industrial relations system . Our reputation is unparalleled for helping our clients with their bargaining strategy, tactics, knowledge knowledge and skills. So Why Choose Us? We are passionate experts We have a proven record of success We provide...

Brand equity is seriously threatened when franchisees don’t comply with Australia’s industrial awards and wages system. A single franchisee failing to follow the guidelines can tarnish the name of the others, even though they are independent operators making their own employment decisions. Whilst there might on occasions be some confusion for franchise sector employers regarding their employment obligations, it is incumbent upon them to both understand and respect those regulations or claims of underpayments may come knocking on their doors too. This is not a new problem and nor is it an...

ER Strategies provides a fully managed, retainer-based service we call our Employer Protection Advisory Service - or EPAS for short.

This is a day-to-day working library of the important documentation you need to create a productive workplace, whilst meeting many of your legal obligations under Australian law. It provides a full set of HR-related documentation to help you run your business right, the first time. This way, you avoid unnecessary legal problems as well as encourage a healthy, productive working environment.

Our experience over many years has been that many organisations spend lots of time reinventing the wheel in terms of their HR Infrastructure. Often out of sheer frustration with their inability to finish the job, or alternatively just through thinking "There must be a better way", they find us.

Being lumbered with an employee, who just doesn’t fit, won't follow the rules or won't perform, can seem like a nightmare for an employer. If you don’t do anything employee morale suffers and with all the employee protection laws that exist nowadays, knowing what to do and how to do it may seem like a walk in a minefield.

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