Employment Law

Moloney & Partners are Employment and Industrial Law specialists. Our lawyers have a combined experience of over 75 years in advising employers, workers and industrial associations on industrial issues.

For Employees

We can advise any worker on any employment law issue, no matter what your income or whether you are employed on an executive contract or pursuant to an Award or Industrial Agreement.

Employment law is complex. Our specialist employment lawyers have many years of experience and understand the relationship between Commonwealth laws, State laws, Industrial Awards and Agreements and common law contracts of employment. Most importantly, we will explain your rights to you in plain English.

We can advise on unfair dismissal claims under both the Australian Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and the South Australian Fair Work Act 1994. In both cases, application must be lodged within 21 days of the effective date of your dismissal. If you have been sacked unfairly, or think that you are about to be, call now for a free, no obligation telephone interview.

We can also advise on wrongful termination (or breach of contract) if your employment has been terminated but you were earning above the jurisdictional limit for an unfair dismissal claim (currently $142,000 plus superannuation). While proceedings in these matters can be brought within 6 years of termination it is important that you get advice as soon as possible. Whether you have a claim for breach of contract will depend largely on the terms of the contract. In most cases, there will be a written contract. We will need to meet with you and consider the contract before being able to advise whether you have a viable claim.

You should also consider getting legal advice if you have been asked by a new employer or your current employer to sign a new employment contract. We can explain your rights under the contract in simple terms and, if necessary, help you to try and negotiate fairer terms.
We can also advise on General Protections claims under the Australian Fair Work Act and on underpayment of wages claims under State, Federal and the Common Law. Time limits apply to these claims, so you should seek advice as soon as possible.

Moloney and Partners has long been among Adelaide’s leading Public Sector employment lawyers. Few lawyers understand the unique laws governing public sector employment like we do. We can assist in the case of termination, disciplinary action, underpayment claims and classification disputes.

Call us now for a free, no obligation telephone interview.

For Employers

We can provide specialist advice to employers on a broad range of employment issues including: drawing employment contracts, restructuring your workforce, OHS and WorkCover.

Having acted ‘on both sides of the fence’ for many years we are uniquely placed to represent you. We have helped many small to medium employers defend unfair dismissal and underpayment of wages of claims. Our fees are highly competitive among ‘Employer’ lawyers and we offer personal, small firm service.

We are very familiar with the WorkCover system and its relationship with Industrial law. If you having difficulty managing an injured worker and feel that Return to Work’s insurer is not in your corner, call us. We will explain your rights in no nonsense terms.

Talk to us about your employment or industrial law issue – we’re here to listen and we’ll give you the very best advice.




22 Waymouth St, Adelaide
8231 0771 or 8116 4200



20 Salisbury Hwy, Salibury
8281 2088