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.
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...