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Our Firm’s Practice Areas in Employee Law Include:


Employment Contracts in Sydney

An employment contract is an agreement between an employer and employee that sets out the obligations of both parties. An employment agreement will include clauses relating to:

  • Remuneration
  • Hours of work
  • Leave entitlement
  • Restraint of trade
  • Confidential information
  • Sick leave
  • Carer’s leave
  • Probation
  • Termination
  • Personal behaviour including a social media policy

Our employment lawyers in Sydney can review your employment agreement to ensure that it is serving your best interests and not only your employers.

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What can I do if / leave - Restraint of trade and confidential information

We will provide you with legal advice on your employment agreement and your rights in relation to it. Employees will often contact us to enquire about how a restraint of trade clause will affect them. Some restraint of trade clauses will prevent you from working in a particular area for a particular period of time.

Your employer cannot force unreasonable restraints on you after you terminate employment.

Confidential information must not be shared. The question that arises is, “what is considered confidential information?” This question can be answered on a case-by-case basis. This is why it is vital that you seek legal advice if you are unsure of the answer. Our employment lawyers in Sydney will carefully consider the wording of clauses relating to confidential information. When enforced, clauses relating to confidential information may result in the employee being ordered to pay damages. While employers do have legal obligations to treat employees fairly, employees also owe certain obligations to their employer.

Claims by Employers

PCL Lawyers can aid employees in Sydney with disputes and litigation involving:

  • Breach of confidentiality
  • Restraint of trade
  • Other alleged breaches of your employment agreement

If you have been accused of any of the above, then you should contact an employment lawyer at PCL Lawyers immediately. The faster you seek the legal advice, the faster you dispute can be addressed and resolved. Even if you have breached a clause of your employment agreement, then our competent legal representation in Sydney can assist you in fighting to protect your rights.

Mistreatment by your Employer- bringing a claim

We will assist you in pursuing a claim against an employer. If you employer has engaged in any of the following, you should contact PCL Lawyers to arrange a consultation.

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Breach of employment contract
  • Underpayment
  • Constructive dismissal


Employment issues are time sensitive and many claims must be brought within a certain time period. That is why it is crucial that you contact us as soon as possible.

We are here to help

Call our Sydney employment lawyers today on 1300 907 335 for a confidential discussion about your issue. Alternatively, fill out our contact form and one of our dedicated experts will get in touch with you.

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