Who can the Employment Law Service help?

The Employment Law Service provides free legal advice and representation in Queensland to people who have experienced a legal problem at work. To see if we can help you with your specific legal problem and to find out if you are eligible for the Employment Law Service, please read our eligibility guidelines.

We may be able to help if you are not sure if you are a contractor or an employee, or you suspect you are a sham contractor. The service will cease assisting if it becomes clear that you are conducting a business (as a genuine contractor).

Other avenues of help

Union members should seek assistance from their Union whenever possible.

For wages and entitlements disputes, contact the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Caxton’s Employment Law Referral List available on our Referral Lists page provides other legal advice options.

The Queensland Law Society can be contacted for a referral to a private (paid) lawyer.

Inform yourself further with the ‘Employment’ law chapter in the Queensland Law Handbook and our self-help resources.

The Employment Law Service is a program within the Human Rights and Civil Law Practice.