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Category: Industrial & Employment Law


Unfair deal binned as United Voice restores penalty rates for HospitalityX workers

Unfair deal binned as United Voice restores penalty rates for HospitalityX workers

What started as an unfair deal pushed upon staff at Capalaba Sports Club has ended in the opportunity for hundreds of hospitality workers around the country to claim unpaid penalty…

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District Court dismisses Real Estate employer’s attempt at restraint of former employee

District Court dismisses Real Estate employer’s attempt at restraint of former employee

Restraint of former employee backfires, as the Queensland District Court throws out Real Estate Agency’s attempts to limit the activities of a former employee. Our client, a real estate agent,…

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United Voice member back at work thanks to Hall Payne Lawyers

United Voice member back at work thanks to Hall Payne Lawyers

In July 2015 a United Voice member was unfairly dismissed by her employer, ISS. The Union were successful in obtaining orders at the Fair Work Commission, but ISS, along with…

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2015 Industrial Relations Review: A Specialist’s Perspective

2015 Industrial Relations Review: A Specialist’s Perspective

Hall Payne Lawyers Associate and Employment/Industrial Law Accredited Specialist Joseph Kennedy is a key player in our Industrial Relations team. As 2015 comes to a close, read about the year…

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HPL has another High Court win for Unions

HPL has another High Court win for Unions

Hall Payne Lawyers are thrilled to confirm another High Court win for Unions. Regular readers will recall that we have had recent success in the High Court for our union…

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CFMEU and CFMEUQ successful with Right of Entry Permit despite opposition

CFMEU and CFMEUQ successful with Right of Entry Permit despite opposition

Hall Payne Lawyers have succeeded in assisting a CFMEU and CFMEUQ Organiser to apply for a Right of Entry Permit despite opposition from the Director of the Fair Work Building…

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Costs Win at the Fair Work Commission in Protected Action Ballot Order

Costs Win at the Fair Work Commission in Protected Action Ballot Order

Hall Payne Lawyers recently acted for the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) in relation to an application for a protected action ballot order, securing a rare costs win at…

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Rogue Employer Gives Up Documents As Union Enforce Right Of Entry

Rogue Employer Gives Up Documents As Union Enforce Right Of Entry

When a Union, our client, suspected a contravention of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) by the employer of some of its members we worked with them to enforce a…

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Pre-Litigation Discovery Gets Train Driver Back On Track

Pre-Litigation Discovery Gets Train Driver Back On Track

In December last year our client entered into a Deed of Settlement with his former employer to settle a claim regarding unfair dismissal. The Deed included mutual terms as to…

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Sick Leave Entitlements won for CFMEU

Sick Leave Entitlements won for CFMEU

In 2014 the CFMEU Mining and Energy Division Union became aware that some of its members at the Hail Creek Coal Mine had been denied paid sick leave entitlements by…

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Standing Up Against Employer Tactics: AWU v Barminco

Standing Up Against Employer Tactics: AWU v Barminco

Hall Payne Lawyers successfully applied for an injunction on behalf of a Tasmanian union against a mining services company, standing up against employer tactics to influence a vote. The union…

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Scope Order win for Tasmanian Unions against TasWater

Scope Order win for Tasmanian Unions against TasWater

Seven Tasmanian unions – the CEPU, AMWU, CFMEU, AWU, CPSU, Professionals Australia and the ASU had been negotiating with the Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation (TasWater) since around April 2014…

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