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.
My employment contract has a Restraint of Trade. How do I ensure it’s reasonable?
A restraint of trade clause in an employment contract is intended to operate as a provision which seeks to restrain an employee’s capacity to undertake work during or after the termination of the employment.
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.
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…
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,…
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…