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Signing a deed of release may affect your ongoing worker’s compensation benefits

Signing a deed of release may affect your ongoing worker’s compensation benefits

In this article, we explore how a deed of release can affect an injured worker’s ongoing worker’s compensation benefits following termination of employment.

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Worker’s compensation benefits terminated unfairly

Worker’s compensation benefits reinstated for injured Tasmanian worker

A win for a Tasmanian worker who had his worker's compensation benefits terminated unfairly. The result saw Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal make an order reinstating the worker's benefits.

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Strong defence strategy critical to dropping serious traffic offence charges

Carefully considered criminal defence strategy delivers just result for Sydney bus driver

A carefully crafted defence strategy has resulted in the dropping of one serious traffic-related charge and no prison time for the remaining charge.

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RTBU wins an underpayment of wages case for its Sydney bus drivers

Win for RTBU in underpayment of wages case

Hall Payne Lawyers successfully represented the RTBU and its members in Federal Court proceedings against Transit Systems Pty Ltd for failing to pass on annual wage increases.

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Interpreting termination of employment

Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission endorses a broader definition of ‘termination of employment’

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has overturned a 2021 decision which led that demotion amounts to dismissal where employment continues with a significant drop in remuneration. What does this new decision mean for workers and employers?

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Farm workers and pieceworkers guaranteed minimum wage from April 2022

Seasonal workers engaged in fruit picking entitled to minimum rate of pay

Minimum wages for seasonal workers engaged in fruit picking (and other produce picking) apply from April 2022 after the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission handed down a decision, approving variations to their Award.

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How to prepare for a sentencing hearing in Queensland

How to prepare for a sentencing hearing in Queensland

Your comprehensive guide to preparing for a criminal law sentencing hearing in Queensland.

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Can my social media posts affect my personal injury claim?

Can my social media posts affect my personal injury claim?

If you’re in receipt of compensation or benefits as a result of a personal injury, your online behaviour, including your behaviour on social media platforms, can have an impact on how your claim is assessed by the insurance company.

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Provisional drivers licence restrictions in Queensland

Provisional driver’s licence restrictions in Queensland

How do the red and green P plates restrict you in Queensland? As a new driver, it is imperative that you are aware of the numerous restrictions that will apply when you have your provisional licence.

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Is it legal for employers to monitor employees using surveillance devices?

Is it legal for employers to monitor employees using surveillance devices?

In short, it is legal for your boss to monitor your work-related tasks and performance however, they do not have unrestricted rights to conduct surveillance.

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NT workers compensation win for vulnerable victim of workplace racial abuse

Compensation win for vulnerable victim of workplace racial abuse

We successfully represented a First Nations worker who had suffered a serious psychological injury after being the victim of ongoing, nasty racial abuse from colleagues in the Northern Territory.

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NSW bus driver traffic charge dismissed by the Court

Court dismisses NSW bus driver’s traffic charge

In March 2022, we represented a member of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (NSW) to defend a traffic charge. The Court ultimately dismissed the charge, despite the RTBU member pleading guilty.

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