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Historic win for contract workers employed by Spotless

Historic win for contract workers employed by Spotless

In a significant win for contract workers, the Federal Court recently found that Berkeley Challenge Pty Ltd, a part of the Spotless Group, contravened sections 117 and 119 (and therefore…

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Rio Tinto fined again for breach of Hail Creek enterprise agreement

Rio Tinto fined again for breach of Hail Creek enterprise agreement

The Federal Court recently found that Hail Creek Coal Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, contravened its enterprise agreement, and therefore section 50 of the Fair Work Act 2009…

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People first at Hall Payne Lawyers

People first at Hall Payne Lawyers

At Hall Payne Lawyers, our clients are our priority. We strive to ensure that our clients feel comfortable, confident and connected during their time with us. We were so pleased…

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Indi Gunadasa appointed Associate at Hall Payne Lawyers

Indi Gunadasa appointed Associate at Hall Payne Lawyers

Hall Payne is proud to announce the appointment of Hobart lawyer Indi Gunadasa to Associate. Having joined Hall Payne in 2016, Indi is a key member of our Tasmanian office…

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Important decision handed down by Queensland Industrial Relations Commission

Important decision handed down by Queensland Industrial Relations Commission

On 21 February 2018 the Full Bench of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission handed down its decision in Electrical Trades Union and ors v Brisbane City Council. The case was…

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Sydney Employment Lawyers recognised by Doyle’s Guide

Sydney Employment Lawyers recognised by Doyle’s Guide

Hall Payne’s NSW Employment team has been named by the prestigious Doyle’s Guide as a leading employment law firm representing employees and trade unions. As the definitive listing and commentary on Australia’s…

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Hall Payne independently named one of Queensland’s top employment law firms.

Hall Payne independently named one of Queensland’s top employment law firms.

For the seventh year running, Hall Payne has been recognised as one of Queensland’s preeminent employment law firms, named by the prestigious Doyle’s Guide as a First Tier firm within…

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Hall Payne wins ‘rare’ reinstatement for unfairly dismissed worker with 37 years’ service

Hall Payne wins ‘rare’ reinstatement for unfairly dismissed worker with 37 years’ service

Our client, Peter Brain, started working at Hobart Zinc Smelter now operated by Nyrstar when he was 20 years old. For over 37 years he worked hard in various roles, with…

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Medical treatment – is it always necessary?

Medical treatment – is it always necessary?

Health providers have a duty to exercise reasonable care and skill when providing advice and treatment to patients. The duty of care extends to the examination, diagnosis and treatment of…

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Informed consent- a duty to warn

Informed consent- a duty to warn

Health providers have a duty to exercise reasonable care and skill when providing advice and treatment. This duty extends to the examination, diagnosis and treatment of a patient and the…

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Medical appointments at the request of your employer: your rights and obligations

Medical appointments at the request of your employer: your rights and obligations

Do I need to attend a medical appointment organised by my employer? Employers will usually ask an employee to undergo a medical examination when: The employee has had a work…

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Hall Payne Helps Police Officer with PTSD

Hall Payne Helps Police Officer with PTSD

Hall Payne recently obtained a favourable Determination from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) for a former Police Officer diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Our client made a claim…

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