Sarah Neideck
  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Australia

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What would you like to share about yourself?
With over 6 years of specialist experience in workplace, human resources and industrial relations, I am an expert in assisting businesses manage their obligations and risks across their workforce.

I assist business owners and partner with in-house industrial relations and human resources teams to solve employee issues ranging from recruitment and promotions to terminations and everything in between. I have extensive experience in supporting businesses through mergers and acquisitions and in conducting independent workplace investigations.

I work with business owners of small and medium sized businesses as well as a large number of national and international employers. I get to know the ins and outs of your business so that my advice is practical, commercial and relevant to your business needs. This gives me the ability to deal with the commercial realities of any situation your business may face as well as the legal issues that arise.
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Personal blog
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What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
As a Senior Associate with HR Law I practice and have extensive experience in:
•Unfair Dismissal claims including representing employers at conciliations and hearings in the Fair Work Commission
•General Protection claims including representing employers at conciliations and hearings in the Fair Work Commission and Federal Circuit Court
•Anti-bullying applications in the Fair Work Commission
•Anti-discrimination conciliations and hearings including at the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland and Australian Human Rights Commission
•Workplace audits
•Independent contractor audits
•Workplace investigations
•Drafting employment contracts
•Workplace training
•Breach of contract claims
•Advising on restraints of trade, confidentiality and intellectual property breaches
•Drafting employer policies and procedures and employee handbooks
•Training on policies and procedures and employee handbooks
•Advising on termination options and procedures including instances of misconduct, redundancy, resignation and mutual separations
•Enterprise Agreements including drafting, negotiating and applying for approval of EBAs
•Union negotiations and disputes
•Advising on modern award coverage and application
•Drafting Deeds of Release and Settlement
•Workplace health and safety assessments and advice
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking

Sarah Neideck's Blog

5 Key Reasons Why It's Important To Have Policies and Procedures

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 9:38 0 Comments

When I review an employer’s workplace practices, I consistently see businesses making avoidable mistakes. Many of my clients have policies in place because they should, without any real consideration for why they are so important. Policies and procedures, induction manuals and employee handbooks however can be very important to businesses. 

I was recently asked for the top 5 reasons why employers should have policies and procedures. While not the only reasons why you should have…


The Art of Saying “No”

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 9:54 0 Comments

No one likes to be the bearer of bad news. This is particularly true in the employment context when you are faced with having to tell an employee 'no'. 

These days employees can make a number of requests of their employer, be it leave requests such as annual leave, long service leave or a leave of absence, to flexibility arrangements such as part time hours, altered starting and finishing hours, working from home just to name a few. On most occasions these requests…


Getting it right - 5 tips for workplace investigations

Posted on June 7, 2016 at 17:08 0 Comments

It does not matter what the size of the business, all employers face and receive workplace complaints. Once a complaint is received, it must be acted upon, but what action is taken can vary depending on the circumstances and nature of the complaint made.  Good employers recognise this and taking note of the five tips below can assist in handling what can be a stressful time for a business. 

 1. Consider your policies and procedures 

 Complaints can often catch a business…


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