Employee Handbook incl. Code of Conduct for any Australian business

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Unrivalled Solution for any Australian Business

Our automated Employee Handbook provides a comprehensive set of employment policies and procedures suitable for any Australian business.

Automatically Tailored to suit the particular Employer’s requirements:

1️⃣ Office working environments;

2️⃣ Food-related businesses (ie, any business that is involved in the handling of food); and

3️⃣ Physical labour businesses (eg, construction, manufacturing, tradies, etc).

This is a comprehensive, customised and top-tier quality set of employee policies and procedures.

This solution is unrivalled and will deliver more than you expect.

Every Business needs a Comprehensive set of Employee Policies + Procedures

Our Employee Handbook works hand-in-hand with your employment contracts to define the business culture, set expectations and clarify the rules for all employees.  

Adopting a proper Employee Handbook will help your business meet its legal obligations, enable managers to make reliable decisions and promote a culture of fairness.  

This can avoid disputes and grievances caused by confusion and inconsistencies in how staff are treated.

Some or all of the following policies may be required:

✅ Code of Conduct

✅ Dress Code

✅ Internet Policy

✅ Recruitment Policy

✅ Induction Policy

✅ Training and Development Policy

✅ Probation Policy

✅ Occupational Health and Safety Policy

✅ Alcohol and Drugs Policy

✅ Equal Opportunity and Anti-Bullying Policy

✅ Pregnancy at Work Policy

✅ Flexible Working Arrangements Policy

✅ Leave Policy

✅ Parental Leave Policy

✅ Performance Management Policy

✅ Performance Improvement Policy

✅ Summary Dismissal Policy

✅ Grievance Policy

✅ Conflicts of Interest Policy

✅ Intellectual Property Policy

✅ Environmental Policy

Recent Additions

✅ Vaccination Policy

✅ Working from Home Policy

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James has been great to work with. I called him on a Monday and by Tuesday he had a formal [19-Page] Concerns Notice sent to a person defaming me and my business. He stayed in touch throughout the day, kept me updated regularly and was diligent to ensure we were exercising all of my rights under the law. Thanks, James!

Crystal Polson | Defamation & Injurious Falsehood [Vic]




May 2023

James was great, going above and beyond to help me with my enquiry. He provided detailed explanations with references to the appropriate regulations and case examples.

Siyuan W. | Landlord (NSW)


May 2023

We needed a really good lawyer and after doing our research we decided to contact Blue Ocean Law Group. James runs a very efficient service and has extensive knowledge of Defamation Law. Nothing was a problem. James would follow up with me regarding issues that had arisen. He dealt with each issue in a professional and ethical manner. James would explain every detail on the phone and the process could not have been easier!

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Mar 2023

Blue Ocean Law Group's website has plenty of information in easy, layman's language that explains how Defamation Law works in Australia and from there, it was really easy to book an appointment online. James is a thoroughly professional Lawyer and it was a pleasure dealing with him. Keep up the good work, James! Cheers! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Mar 2023

(Translated by Google) Lawyer James Ford was the best. He assisted me all the way through a dispute with a tenant who tried his best to extort money from the landlord due to a conflict with another tenant. James is reliable in his profession amongst lawyers in this field ... James patiently guided me, a landlord whose English is my second language, throughout the whole process ... It was because of his command that my case was turned from a disadvantage to an advantage. His charges are also very reasonable. So if you are a landlord I would highly recommend 'James Ford' to you.

Carol Ma | NCAT Landlord Tenant Dispute (NSW)


Feb 2023

Very helpful and thorough advice. James was able to explain the options available to us in detail, and the implications involved. He was knowledgeable and very professional. Would definitely go to him again.

Haim Zagroon


Jan 2023

James was very patient and understood my legal issues. He gave me the most detailed answer he could and extended the time as he wanted to give me the answers I needed. He was very knowledgeable in his area and was able to offer me insightful advice. Would highly recommend.



Dec 2022

Our case was unique. My client was based in Thailand and we needed a lawyer in Australia. After searching several firms in NSW we found Blue Ocean Law Group. James was very helpful. He explained the matter in detail via emails and on several occasions over the phone to us in Thailand. The resources on the firm's website were also very helpful in providing additional information for us. I would highly recommend James and will use him again if we need a lawyer in Australia.

Samram Laepong


Dec 2022

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Nov 2022

General FAQ

How can we quickly & easily hire + pay employees internationally?

Build your Global Remote Team Fast + Hassle Free

Blue Ocean Law Group℠ has partnered with Globalization Partners to provide Employer of Record services for our clients.

Globalization Partners hire employees against their own legal entities on your behalf.

They provide a full employee HR service including Payroll,  Employee Benefits, Employee Tax & HR Compliance Services for up to 187 Countries globally.  

This is ideal for clients who need to hire employees without first establishing a local branch office in the Country.

Global Integrated Technology Platform

See how easy it is to compliantly onboard, pay, and manage your global team – all in one place.

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Your Business Reputation is in Safe Hands

Globalization Partners have deliberately taken the ‘high road’ building a quality, highly compliant business.

The businesses they serve are serious about their reputations.

They have delivered:

✅ In-country HR experts to support our hired professionals and interact with clients;

✅ In-country account executives dedicated to supporting clients;

✅ A workplace legal team second to none in size and capability located in-region;

✅ A technology platform that is GDPR compliant to protect the data privacy of professionals and clients alike; and a

✅ 97% positive Net Promoter Score (NPS) scores for both Professionals and Clients consistently showing the care they provide.

Privacy Shield Certification

Globalization Partners has certification from the United States government under the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks.

Having this certification is crucial for United States-based companies doing business in the European Economic Area (EEA), and absolutely necessary to protect clients in operating around the globe.

Globalization Partners is the first, and currently the only, Global Employer of Record with Privacy Shield Framework certification for Human Resources data.

Contact us when you need to establish a local branch in Australia

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If and when the time arrives to establish a local branch office in Australia, Blue Ocean Law Group℠ have got you covered.

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Please also let us know if you need assistance with immigration matters, or if the matter is urgent, you can contact our hand-picked Australian Immigration Lawyer, Nilesh Nandan and his team at MyVisa®.

Important Note: If you advise Globalization Partners that you have been referred by us, or simply let us know you are interested, you can qualify for a 10% discount.


This FAQ was created by James D. Ford GAICD | Principal Solicitor, Blue Ocean Law Group℠.

Important Notice:

This FAQ is intended for general interest + information only.

It is not legal advice, nor should it be relied upon or used as such.

We recommend you always consult a lawyer for legal advice specifically tailored to your needs & circumstances.