Workers compensation entitlements to weekly payments – section 39 (NSW)
2012 changes to NSW workers compensation mean that an injured worker who was in receipt of weekly benefits since 1 October 2012, has no entitlement to weekly payments after an aggregate period of 260 weeks, or 5 years.
Significant decision in the Fair Work Commission sets out guiding principles to govern interaction between conciliation and arbitration
The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (‘FWC’) recently handed down a significant decision on the practices of a member of the Commission arbitrating proceedings in which they have previously conciliated.
Time limits for property and financial matters in Family Law proceedings
If you’re going through the Family Law system, you will be subject to time limits with some proceedings. If you are looking to resolve property matters or financial proceedings, different time limits will apply depending on the status of your relationship.
Professional conduct; maintaining boundaries between health professionals and patients
The health professional/patient relationship isn’t a friendship; it’s a therapeutic relationship directed by the patient’s health needs. There are professional boundaries to be maintained.
Can I have a support person at a workplace disciplinary meeting?
The presence of a support person at a disciplinary meeting is important for emotional support and ensuring the protection of your workplace rights.
Indemnity costs awarded when court finds ‘right of entry permit holders’ wrongly charged with trespass
In what our clients have described as a “landmark victory”, Hall Payne Lawyers has successfully defended an unprecedented attack by the Queensland Police Service on union officials’ statutory right of entry in Queensland.
I have a twelve month employment contract. Can I terminate it early?
If you have an employment contract with a set duration, it will almost always be possible to terminate that contract early. However, there are a number of consequences that may arise should you choose to do so.
My ex-partner hasn’t returned the kids. What can I do?
Your ex has had the children for the weekend but he/she hasn’t returned them to you as agreed. This doesn’t happen often but when it does, it is best to be prepared.
Clive’s Palmer’s UAP payments to election day workers may not meet the pub test
Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party (UAP) is offering people $200.00 to hand out how to vote cards at the May 2019 election this Saturday in a number of Adelaide seats. But is it lawful?
The difference between the Family Law Court and the Federal Circuit Court
In Australia, there are two courts your family law matter can be filed or heard in; the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court.