No conviction recorded – options for keeping your criminal record clean
One of the most common enquiries that we receive from clients who have been charged with a criminal offence is whether they will have a criminal record at the conclusion of the proceeding.
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.
Comcare compensation appeals to the AAT - a process far from ‘warm and fuzzy’!
Injured workers who are dissatisfied with a decision by an independent review officer, related to their Comcare claim, can apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to have the decision reviewed.
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.
Judge determines law to be illogical, unreasonable and inconsistent in stonemason’s dust disease claim
A 35-year-old stonemason, diagnosed with accelerated silicosis and a severe psychological adjustment disorder has been relieved of what the Judge has deemed an ‘illogical, unreasonable, and inconsistent’ dual process enacted by Parliament in 2002.
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.