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.
Is a Restraint of Trade clause in my employment contract fully enforceable?
Strictly speaking, restraint of trade clauses are not fully enforceable. Under the common law doctrine of restraint of trade clauses, such clauses are presumed to be void and unenforceable as contrary to public policy.
I am a high income earner. Am I protected by redundancy laws?
Redundancy entitlements are guaranteed by the National Employment Standards (NES). Being a high income earner, does not, on its own, prevent you from redundancy entitlements.
My employer has introduced unattainable KPIs. What options do I have?
Sometimes, KPIs are unreasonable and used by employers who seek to subject their staff to unrealistic workloads or to create an artificial reason to take disciplinary action.
What is the high income threshold and how might it affect me?
The high income threshold is one factor that may prevent an employee from being able to pursue an unfair dismissal application. Currently, if you earn more than $145,400.00 per year...
I've got a new job. What should I be looking out for in my employment contract?
Starting a new job can be a daunting and exciting experience and it is easy to get caught up in the prospect of starting rather than focusing on your employment entitlements which underpin an employee’s employment.
The cat's out of the bag! Who gets the family pets after separation?
With over half of the Australian population having household pets, it’s important to understand who gets the family pets if a relationship breaks down and you separate.
Revenge porn – new Queensland laws set to come into play
Revenge porn includes activities involving the sharing or posting of sexually explicit images of another person without their consent. The distribution of intimate personal recordings of sexual activity has been the recent subject of ...
Named Award Winning Employment Lawyers Queensland and New South Wales… again in 2019
We’re delighted with our ongoing recognition in the prestigious Doyle’s Guide – this time as leading employment lawyers representing employees and trade unions.
Superannuation death benefits win for adult children of deceased mother
At Hall Payne Lawyers, we work with clients to maximise their entitlements under a variety of different insurance policies. Many clients seek advice from us in relation to superannuation death benefits, and TPD claims.