James Sanders


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About James

James is an Associate in our Workplace Relations Team. James graduated from Deakin University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce.

Since commencing with MST Lawyers in 2013, James has assisted clients in a variety of matters, including: 

  • Drafting and reviewing Enterprise Agreements 
  • Ensuring compliance with Modern Awards 
  • Reviewing and updating Employment Contracts 
  • Drafting Letters of Engagement 
  • Reviewing and updating Employee Handbooks 
  • WorkSafe bullying applications 
  • Managing termination of employees 
  • Ensuring compliance with the National Employment Standards and the Fair Work Act 2009 
  • Acting for both employers and employees in unfair dismissal and general protection matters 
  • Transferring employee entitlements upon the sale or purchase of a business 
  • Acting for both employers and employees in common law reasonable notice claims 
  • Compliance with minimum wage rates under applicable awards and industrial instruments
  • Appearing in the Fair Work Commission in unfair dismissal applications and enterprise agreement approvals

James is a member of the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria Inc. and the Law Institute of Victoria. 

Prior to joining MST Lawyers, James worked as a cabinet maker, ski instructor and hockey coach.  If James wasn’t working as a Lawyer he would be travelling the world as a ski instructor.