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

Am I being bullied or is my employer’s behaviour reasonable management action?

Am I being bullied or is it reasonable management action?

The workplace can be an environment of stress for some workers. Although they may feel their manager is bullying them, it may actually be ‘reasonable management action being carried out in a reasonable manner’. Find out the difference.

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Can my employer deduct money from my wages?

Can my employer deduct money from my wages?

Deducting money from a worker’s pay may be unlawful and also amount to an underpayment of wages. Likewise, requiring a worker to spend their own money in order to perform their job may amount to a non-payment or underpayment of wages.

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Can I secretly record meetings with my employer?

Can I secretly record meetings with my employer?

In Australia the legality of recording a conversation varies from State to State. Before you record anything, you need to understand the laws that apply to the State you live or work in.

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Fair Work Commission principles to govern interaction between conciliation and arbitration

Significant decision in the Fair Work Commission sets out guiding principles to govern interaction between conciliation and arbitration

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (‘FWC’) recently handed down a significant decision on the practices of a member of the Commission arbitrating proceedings in which they have previously conciliated.

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