Hall Payne wins successful appeal on employer misrepresentations during enterprise bargaining
Representing our client, the NTEU, we had an excellent outcome in relation to misrepresentations made during the approval process for an enterprise agreement at a large university. The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission determined the enterprise agreement was not genuinely agreed.
Abuse victim awarded $12 million in damages after nightclub assault
We explore the case of Mr Leonard, a man who suffered life changing physical and mental disabilities as a result of an assault after an altercation with a nightclub bouncer in Hobart in 2014. Mr Leonard sued the bouncer and the employer of the bouncer, and was awarded over $12,000,000 compensation.
Case review – new flexible work arrangement laws
We look at a case where the employer denied the worker’s request for flexible work arrangements. The matter went to the FWC and ultimately, the Full Bench. It was found that the employer had failed to discharge its onus of establishing that it had reasonable business grounds to refuse the employee’s request.
Beaumaris Primary School child sexual abuse inquiry expands
The Victorian Government’s Board of Inquiry into child sexual abuse claims in Beaumaris Primary School and other government schools has taken a significant turn as it expands its scope to include six additional schools and uncovers allegations against two previously unnamed teachers.
Can I return to work after a successful TPD claim?
Workers who claim TPD benefits after injury or illness often ask us if there are any options to return to work after receiving their TPD payout. The short answer is, there are some options but there are limitations and conditions.
NSW worker’s compensation claims due to aggravation of a previous injury
It’s a common question: Can I claim worker’s compensation if my injury is an aggravation of a previous injury. The short answer is yes!
Coercive control law changes in Queensland
There has been a growing recognition of the need to expand the legal framework for domestic violence beyond physical violence to include the complex dynamics of power and coercive control. The introduction of new legislation in Queensland to criminalise coercive control, is a step forward in addressing domestic violence.
Hall Payne Lawyers appoints Dale Blackmore as Principal Solicitor
We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dale Blackmore as Principal Solicitor at Hall Payne Lawyers.
Workplace entitlements based on length of service with your employer
The length of time you spend employed by your employer is also known as your length of service. Your right to access certain entitlements in relation to your employment, and the size of those entitlements, can depend on your length of service with your employer.
Help! My NSW worker’s compensation claim has been denied
Understanding the reasons your NSW worker’s compensation claim is rejected will help you determine what your options are to appeal that decision and have it reviewed.
Powers of Australian regulators and implications for employees involved in investigations
There are a number of regulatory bodies in Australia whose investigative powers intersect with workplace and work-related activities. It’s crucial for employees who are subject to, or anticipate being subject to an investigation by a regulator, to seek legal advice to protect their interests.
Additional hours – what is reasonable?
According to The Australia Institute, the average Australian worker performs 6 weeks of unpaid overtime a year, worth over $8,000 per worker, per year. Managers and professionals experience the highest rates of unpaid overtime and excessive or unreasonable hours.