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What is the high income threshold?

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...

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How do I get a divorce in Australia?

How do I get a divorce in Australia?

You can apply for divorce after 12 months of separation. However as with all things in family law, it is rarely straight forward.

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I've got a new job. What should I be looking out for in my employment contract?

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.

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Who gets the family pets after separation?

The cats 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.

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Revenge porn – new Queensland laws set to come into play

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 ...

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Named Award Winning Employment Lawyers Queensland and New South Wales 2019

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.

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Superannuation death benefits win for adult children of deceased mother

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.

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Congratulations on your promotion Ellie Bassingthwaighte

Congratulations on your promotion Ellie Bassingthwaighte

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Ellie Bassingthwaighte, to Associate at Hall Payne Lawyers. Ellie is a member of our Employment & Industrial Law team in our Brisbane…

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Hall Payne objects to reliance on insurer’s medical evidence and secures worker’s entitlement

Hall Payne objects to reliance on insurer’s medical evidence and secures worker’s entitlement

Work related injuries are an all-too-common occurrence in Australian workplaces. One may assume that a fair and equitable workers compensation scheme would assist injured workers during their period of recovery,…

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Family Law Consent Orders – are they worth my while?

Family Law Consent Orders – are they worth my while?

Consent Orders are a written agreement approved by the court. They can be used for agreements about the children as well as financial matters such as property settlement and spousal…

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$585,000 Pricey Punch: Queensland District Court Award Damages to Victim of Workplace Assault

$585,000 Pricey Punch: Queensland District Court Award Damages to Victim of Workplace Assault

Jamie Colwell was employed by Top Cut Foods as a knife hand/butcher. On 20 January 2014, he was assaulted by a fellow worker, Parks, which caused him to sustain a…

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Does my criminal record stay with me forever?

Does my criminal record stay with me forever?

If you’ve been convicted of a criminal offence, you will usually then have a criminal record. This can cause a variety of problems, many of which can rear their head…

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