Luke Connolly
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As a director/Principal at Connolly Workplace Law and with over 20 years experience at major law firms, I can provide all your workplace law needs. I am easy to work with and pride myself on forging strong relationships with my clients. I know my stuff and ultimately I am driven by finding the best commercial outcome in achieving my client's goals every time and without the crazy legal bill. I'm not a 'fence sitter' and will tell you the strategy or decision I think you should take based on my analysis, despite or in face of the risk. I pride myself and am known for my calculated decisiveness on matters (there is always risk, but is it an acceptable commercial risk in pursuing your business objectives - that's the ultimate question). I am a huge supporter of the 'new law' approach and applying fixed rates and other innovative alternatives to billing in providing my legal services. My area of law is perfectly suited to innovation in style and approach to legal services. For more information or assistance on any workplace law/employment law/OHS law matter please contact me and also see: for more information on me and my practice.

Employment Contracts, Restraint Restrictions and LinkedIn in Australia
Business,Business Advice,Employment,Regional Law

Reading Time: 4 minutesCan you breach your restraint restrictions in your employment contract using LinkedIn? So you’ve decided to move on with your career and taken up an exciting role with a competitor. The problem is you signed a restraint that, on its face, prevents you from poaching employees and clients for 6 months. You move to your […]

Wake up call for Contract Service Providers in Australia
Business,Business Advice,Employment,Personal

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat’s it all about? In an important decision by the Federal Court, the long standing exception to redundancy entitlements based on the “ordinary and customary turnover of labour” has come under the spotlight and will no doubt be the new benchmark relied upon by employee organisations to demand redundancy when service contracts aren’t renewed and where a […]

Fair Work Act and Impact on Professional Advisors in Australia
Business,Business Advice,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe were warned. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has had professional advisors in its sights for a while now and it appears that in the decision of FWO v Blue Impression Pty Ltd & Ors [2017] FCCA 810, the FWO has got its first scalp, or has it? Is it as frightening to professional advisors as it […]