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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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Lewd photo ruled workplace complaint

Lewd photo ruled workplace complaint

Imagine being in a meeting and being secretly photographed by your boss, with photos of your cleavage joining a library of over 10,000 lewd images on his work laptop. The…

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Hall Payne Lawyers win workplace injury claim for Grader Driver

Hall Payne Lawyers win workplace injury claim for Grader Driver

Hall Payne Lawyers (“HPL”) recently acted for a grader driver (“John”) who sustained injuries to his lower back over time whilst working 12 hour shifts on an 11 day on…

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Bridge to Brisbane 2015

Bridge to Brisbane 2015

This year members of our team conquered the Bridge to Brisbane and had a blast doing it! From L to R: Tully Stanley, Simon Hall, Cameron Hall, Annette Brander, Melissa…

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Hall Payne and the CFMEU win on right of entry matter

Hall Payne and the CFMEU win on right of entry matter

On 4 September 2014 an Organiser employed by the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union was charged with one count of trespass. The charge arose out of an allegation that…

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CFMEU and CEPU quash Bechtel industrial action orders

CFMEU and CEPU quash Bechtel industrial action orders

Hall Payne Lawyers (HPL), acting for the CFMEU and CEPU, has successfully appealed a section 418 order of the Fair Work Commission (FWC). In late June 2015 there had been…

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Hall Payne and the Electrical Division of the CEPU win on entry permits

Hall Payne and the Electrical Division of the CEPU win on entry permits

In January 2015 the Queensland Branch of the Electrical Division of the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union, the CEPU (the Union), applied to the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) to…

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