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2015 Industrial Relations Review: A Specialist’s Perspective

2015 Industrial Relations Review: A Specialist’s Perspective

Hall Payne Lawyers Associate and Employment/Industrial Law Accredited Specialist Joseph Kennedy is a key player in our Industrial Relations team. As 2015 comes to a close, read about the year…

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Win paves the way for improved treatment of injured coal mine workers

Win paves the way for improved treatment of injured coal mine workers

Hall Payne Lawyers and the CFMEU have secured an important win, paving the way to improve how health assessments are conducted for injured coal mine workers. Our client was injured…

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HPL has another High Court win for Unions

HPL has another High Court win for Unions

Hall Payne Lawyers are thrilled to confirm another High Court win for Unions. Regular readers will recall that we have had recent success in the High Court for our union…

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CFMEU and CFMEUQ successful with Right of Entry Permit despite opposition

CFMEU and CFMEUQ successful with Right of Entry Permit despite opposition

Hall Payne Lawyers have succeeded in assisting a CFMEU and CFMEUQ Organiser to apply for a Right of Entry Permit despite opposition from the Director of the Fair Work Building…

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Costs Win at the Fair Work Commission in Protected Action Ballot Order

Costs Win at the Fair Work Commission in Protected Action Ballot Order

Hall Payne Lawyers recently acted for the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) in relation to an application for a protected action ballot order, securing a rare costs win at…

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Rogue Employer Gives Up Documents As Union Enforce Right Of Entry

Rogue Employer Gives Up Documents As Union Enforce Right Of Entry

When a Union, our client, suspected a contravention of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) by the employer of some of its members we worked with them to enforce a…

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Pre-Litigation Discovery Gets Train Driver Back On Track

Pre-Litigation Discovery Gets Train Driver Back On Track

In December last year our client entered into a Deed of Settlement with his former employer to settle a claim regarding unfair dismissal. The Deed included mutual terms as to…

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Sick Leave Entitlements won for CFMEU

Sick Leave Entitlements won for CFMEU

In 2014 the CFMEU Mining and Energy Division Union became aware that some of its members at the Hail Creek Coal Mine had been denied paid sick leave entitlements by…

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Standing Up Against Employer Tactics: AWU v Barminco

Standing Up Against Employer Tactics: AWU v Barminco

Hall Payne Lawyers successfully applied for an injunction on behalf of a Tasmanian union against a mining services company, standing up against employer tactics to influence a vote. The union…

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Scope Order win for Tasmanian Unions against TasWater

Scope Order win for Tasmanian Unions against TasWater

Seven Tasmanian unions – the CEPU, AMWU, CFMEU, AWU, CPSU, Professionals Australia and the ASU had been negotiating with the Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation (TasWater) since around April 2014…

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CFMEU retain Right of Entry permit as the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission rejects appeal

CFMEU retain Right of Entry permit as the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission rejects appeal

On 13 April 2015 the Queensland Secretary of the CFMEU Construction retained his right of entry permit, thanks to Hall Payne Lawyers [see related article]. On 4 May 2015 the…

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HPL wins for CEPU in Right of Entry matter

HPL wins for CEPU in Right of Entry matter

The Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) entitles officers or employees of registered unions to enter workplaces during working hours as long as a permit is obtained to do so…

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