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ETU Protected Action Ballot approved despite opposition from NECA

ETU Protected Action Ballot approved despite opposition from NECA

The ETU has successfully obtained three protected action ballot orders despite opposition from NECA, the peak body for employers in the electrical contracting industry. The Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information,…

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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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QLD Supreme Court rules on damages payable to minor following parents’ death

QLD Supreme Court rules on damages payable to minor following parents’ death

The Queensland Supreme Court has ruled that fund management fees are not to form part of damages payable where an amount is held on trust following the death of a…

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HPL Associate Juliana Virine recognised as Employment Law rising star

HPL Associate Juliana Virine recognised as Employment Law rising star

Doyle’s Guide name Hall Payne Lawyers Associate Juliana Virine as an Employment Law Rising Star, and recognise HPL and Directors Luke Tiley and Luke Forsyth as national leaders in employment…

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CFMEU member wins long running case against Rio Tinto

CFMEU member wins long running case against Rio Tinto

The Federal Court has found that Rio Tinto, operator of the Hail Creek Mine, unlawfully victimised a worker and CFMEU member who had won a $630,000 damages claim against the…

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Hall Payne Lawyers secures record $1.28 million injury compensation for electrician

Hall Payne Lawyers secures record $1.28 million injury compensation for electrician

The Queensland Supreme Court has awarded a former electrician in excess of $1.28 million in damages for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on 1 July 2011. The judgment…

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HPL named as Queensland’s leading Employment lawyers for 5th year running

HPL named as Queensland’s leading Employment lawyers for 5th year running

HPL Principals Luke Tiley and Luke Forsyth recognised as leading employment lawyers, while Hall Payne gets recognised as leading employment and IR law firm for the fifth year running by…

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What is an Enduring Power of Attorney and why do I need one?

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney and why do I need one?

Do you ever think about what happens to everything and everyone you care about if you suddenly find yourself in the situation where you can’t make decisions? Most of us…

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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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Hall Payne Lawyers Recognised as Leading Workplace Compensation Lawyers in Brisbane

Hall Payne Lawyers Recognised as Leading Workplace Compensation Lawyers in Brisbane

Hall Payne Lawyers Principals Cameron Hall and Linda Brangan recognised as leading workplace compensation lawyers by the prestigious Doyles Guide. Late last year Doyles Guide, the definitive listing and commentary…

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2015 in Review: Workers Compensation in Queensland

2015 in Review: Workers Compensation in Queensland

After a tumultuous period at the hands of the Newman Government, 2015 has seen significant changes to the legal framework for workers compensation in Queensland. As the year comes to…

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