Industrial & Employment Law

With over 3 decades’ experience in employment law and industrial law, our lawyers are experienced in obtaining fair results for employees.

Home to some of Australia’s top-ranked employment lawyers, Hall Payne is recognised as a leading employment law firms by the prestigious Doyle’s Guide.

We aim to resolve your employment dispute quickly, fairly and discreetly.

Our cost-effective legal advice spans all areas of employment law. If you think something is amiss at work, we can help.

Issues around workplace law and your employment rights can be complex and move at a fast pace. It’s important to seek advice as soon as possible as time limits relate to different claims.

Our team is known for its ability to navigate the complexities and diversity of issues related to employment and industrial law and we can provide advice and assistance across all matters including:


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Blog Posts - Industrial & Employment Law

Social media use at work and the consequences

Social media and work – employees be warned

Inappropriate social media use at work and even away from work, can have a significant negative impact on your employment and could lead to disciplinary action or dismissal. Just ask Hobart Hurricane's wicketkeeper, Emily Smith.

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What is sham contracting?

Sham Contracting: Disguised Employment Relationship

Sham contracting is a term used to describe the situation where a worker is engaged by a company as an independent contractor when in fact, they should be engaged as an employee.

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Benjamin Legge v Barnardos Australia anit-bullying win

Volunteer deemed 'worker' under Anti-Bullying laws

Benjamin Legge, a foster carer under arrangements with Barnardos Australia, contends he was subjected to workplace bullying by case managers and other managers. He filed an application in the Fair Work Commission seeking orders to stop the bullying.

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What are my annual leave entitlements?

All you ever wanted to know about your annual leave entitlements

Annual leave entitlements apply to the majority of the workforce and in 2009, annual leave was enshrined in the National Employment Standards (NES) as one of the 10 minimum entitlements available to employees.

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