Category: Industrial & Employment Law
Returning to work after parental leave – your rights
No matter how much you love your job, going to back to work after parental leave can be a scary prospect. So, what are your rights when returning from leave?
Case review - when does unpaid work constitute employment?
A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission has again considered whether unpaid work constitutes employment.
What happens when conditions are imposed on a health practitioners’ registration?
Despite a health practitioner’s best efforts, sometimes conditions may still be imposed upon their registration by a Health Practitioner National Board via AHPRA or the Office of the Health Ombudsman in Queensland.
Long service leave win for stood down pilots at Cathay Pacific
Hall Payne Lawyers recently won a case for pilots at Cathay Pacific Airways, with the Fair Work Commission deeming it “fundamentally wrong” for Cathay Pacific to selectively apply the terms of the airline's enterprise agreement.
No jab, no work: Can my employer force me to have the COVID vaccine?
The Federal Government’s policy remains that vaccines should be voluntary and free. However, depending on the circumstances, your decision to remain unvaccinated may hold consequences for your employment.
Immediate action against health practitioners
For health practitioners, facing the prospect of having immediate action taken against their professional registration can be one of the most stressful times in a health practitioner’s professional career, and it can be difficult for health practitioners to determine who to turn to for assistance.
Win for CFMMEU against employer for breach of enterprise agreement clause related to unreasonable overtime
Hall Payne Lawyers wins another case for CFMMEU with employer having fine imposed by the Federal Court in the sum of $40,500.
Can you be directed to take annual leave during a temporary shut down?
Requesting employees take annual leave, particularly during traditional holidays, including Christmas/New Year and Easter is not uncommon. This triggers an important question: can an employer lawfully force you to take annual leave during a temporary shutdown?
My employer hasn’t been paying my superannuation guarantee
In Australia, employers are required to pay a minimum percentage of eligible employees’ earnings into a superannuation fund. This is called the ‘superannuation guarantee’ and is designed to fund retirement. Some employers are not paying the required super guarantee payments which leads us to the question, ‘What can you do about unpaid employer contributions of superannuation?”