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Hall Payne recognised among Queensland’s best employment lawyers for 6th year in a row

Hall Payne recognised among Queensland’s best employment lawyers for 6th year in a row

For the sixth year running, Hall Payne has been recognised as one of Queensland’s leading employment law firms, and make up the majority of the best employment lawyers working for…

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Undertakings Deemed Insufficient as Agreement fails Better Off Overall Test

Undertakings Deemed Insufficient as Agreement fails Better Off Overall Test

After more than two years of proceedings, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has held that undertakings will not resolve deficiencies where an Agreement fails the Better Off…

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The Medical Assessment Tribunal’s role in the WorkCover process: Is their decision always final?

The Medical Assessment Tribunal’s role in the WorkCover process: Is their decision always final?

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission has held that the decisions of the Medical Assessment Tribunal are only ‘final’ if they relate to ‘medical matters’.

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Rare QCAT Costs Order awarded against NMBA after refusal to settle

Rare QCAT Costs Order awarded against NMBA after refusal to settle

Our client admitted allegations of professional misconduct brought by the Nurisng and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and sought to settle the matter. The NMBA refused, with the matter going…

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No “second bite of the cherry” for workers’ comp injuries rejected by Insurer

No “second bite of the cherry” for workers’ comp injuries rejected by Insurer

The Supreme Court of Queensland has held that workers who sustain multiple injuries cannot claim common law damages for injuries rejected by Insurer. In the case of Connor v Queensland…

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The year in review: Industrial Relations in 2015

The year in review: Industrial Relations in 2015

As the year comes to an end we review the big wins from Hall Payne Lawyers, as well as key legal developments in Industrial Relations in 2015. Trade unions from…

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ABCC submissions dismissed for third time, this time by Federal Court

ABCC submissions dismissed for third time, this time by Federal Court

Less than two weeks after gaining enhanced powers, ABCC submissions have been dismissed for the third time, this time by the the Full Court of the Federal Court. This decision…

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Success after a rejected tourist visa allows grandparents to meet their grandson.

Success after a rejected tourist visa allows grandparents to meet their grandson.

A rejected tourist visa application meant our client’s parents couldn’t come and meet their grandson. A difficult situation for all, we worked with the applicants to demonstrate that they were…

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Hall Payne secures work injury compensation settlement for injured rural electrician

Hall Payne secures work injury compensation settlement for injured rural electrician

After our client was injured during an electric arc flash, his employer refused to accept any responsibility. We commenced a claim for damages, and ended up settling the matter out…

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Hall Payne appoints Cale Fryer Principal

Hall Payne appoints Cale Fryer Principal

Hall Payne is thrilled to appoint Cale Fryer Principal of the firm. Cale started with the firm as a law clerk in 2009, and has continued at Hall Payne since…

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Hall Payne Lawyers scores record $1.27m compensation for adverse action claim

Hall Payne Lawyers scores record $1.27m compensation for adverse action claim

After being awarded $630k for injuries sustained at work, our client was stood down by Rio Tinto. Along with the CFMEU, we alleged they took adverse action because our client…

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Court calls out Rio Tinto’s “recalcitrance” in CFMEU member win

Court calls out Rio Tinto’s “recalcitrance” in CFMEU member win

After almost three years of litigation, the Federal Court has identified Rio Tinto’s “disturbing level of recalcitrance” and “hollow” claims as CFMEU member wins compensation and a penalty of a…

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