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Can my employer deduct money from my wages?

Can my employer deduct money from my wages?

Deducting money from a worker’s pay may be unlawful and also amount to an underpayment of wages. Likewise, requiring a worker to spend their own money in order to perform their job may amount to a non-payment or underpayment of wages.

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Workers compensation lump sum claims for permanent impairment NSW

Workers compensation NSW – lump sum claims for permanent impairment

In today's blog, we’re looking at lump sum payments for permanent impairment under the state-based scheme in NSW. This is covered by s66 of the relevant Act.

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Can I secretly record meetings with my employer?

Can I secretly record meetings with my employer?

In Australia the legality of recording a conversation varies from State to State. Before you record anything, you need to understand the laws that apply to the State you live or work in.

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What you need to know about building and pest inspections

Buying a new property? What you need to know about building and pest inspections

A Building & Pest condition protects your property investment. which will identify hidden issues with any property such as, internal leaks, termite infestation, structural damage, faulty roofs, and so forth.

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Workers compensation entitlements to weekly payments in NSW | workers compensation benefits NSW

Workers compensation entitlements to weekly payments – section 39

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.

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Fair Work Commission principles to govern interaction between conciliation and arbitration

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.

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Time limits for property and financial matters in Family Law proceedings

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.

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run dipg charity raising funds and awareness for the rare brain cancer

The RUN DIPG story

We applaud all the health professionals, scientific researchers, carers and volunteers who work with the sick and injured on a daily basis and this is one story, of many, celebrating the work they do.

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Professional conduct; maintaining boundaries between health professionals and patients

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.

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Role of a support person at a disciplinary meeting

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.

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Indemnity costs in the amount of $85,000 awarded against Queensland Police for wrongful trespassing charges

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.

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Can I terminate an employment contract early?

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.

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