WHO WE ARE

OUR STORY

Penlar Consulting is an outsourcing agency specialising in the provision of employment relations/human resources (ER) services to businesses and individuals. We bring to our clients a fresh, commercial and accessible perspective on ER issues and strategy. At Penlar Consulting, we appreciate that many businesses do not have the resources, financial or otherwise, to deal with ER issues themselves or ensure that they remain informed of relevant legislation. Individuals, too, often require advice and assistance to navigate ER complexities in the modern workplace.

We understand that addressing such things can be daunting. Penlar Consulting uses its expertise to provide clients with the services that an in-house ER advisor might provide, in a proactive and efficient manner.

Please read through our website to gain a better understanding of the experience we bring to our work and the services we provide. Contact us to discuss your needs. We look forward to hearing from you.

" Penlar Consulting is focused on helping people & businesses find solutions to ER issues in a tailored, efficient & economical manner"

WHAT WE DO

OUR SERVICES

Penlar Consulting’s practice is based on flexibility. Some situations may call for a simple approach requiring quick yet comprehensive telephone or email advice. Other, more complex pieces of work may require a more hands-on approach. We are committed to tailoring our services in a way that adds the most value and provides the most assistance to our clients. Here are some examples of the services that Penlar Consulting can provide to you or your business.

ADVISORY & DRAFTING

Written or verbal assistance with a wide-range of ER issues, for example:

  • Employee-related matters
  • Termination of employment/redundancy
  • Engagement of independent contractors
  • Post-employment conduct and restrictions
  • Complaints before the Fair Work Commission and other tribunals, and
    attendance at conciliations and mediations where required
  • Interpretation of ER-related legislation and industrial instruments
  • Suitable employment/engagement models for businesses

  • Drafting ER documents, for example:
  • Employment and independent contractor agreements
  • Letters/template documents
  • Workplace policies
  • Settlement/release agreements
  • Updates/bulletins for internal use by businesses
ER TRAINING & PRESENTATIONS

Training for businesses on a wide-range of ER subjects, for example:

  • The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and associated legislation
  • Anti-discrimination, bullying & harassment & use of social media
  • Engagement of independent contractors
  • Post-employment conduct and restrictions
  • Termination of employment


DRAFTING ER UPDATES

Investigating complaints of workplace bullying & harassment and/or misconduct,
and providing a report on our findings.

TESTIMONIALS

" I cannot thank Jessica enough for the help she provided me, the guidance she gave me, the understanding she showed me and for being so much more than a ‘service provider’. I would recommend Jess’s services and expertise in a heartbeat. "

Emma, Sydney, NSW

" Jessica's down to earth, straight-forward and professional approach to workplace issues has always proved effective for me and my business. I would not make any difficult workplace-related decisions without first consulting Jessica and strongly recommend her services to any person or company wishing to safeguard their reputation as a fair employer. "

Tommy, Fringe on Crown, Sydney

MEET OUR TEAM

JESSICA CABAN

Principal

Jessica Caban has worked for over 10 years an an employment lawyer, at some of Australia's top law firms and in-house for leading public and private organisations.
Jessica has experience working with a wide range of clients in all types of industries.