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Smith’s liable for compensation for multiple injuries as HPL client wins against snackfood giant

Smith’s liable for compensation for multiple injuries as HPL client wins against snackfood giant

Our client sought compensation for multiple injuries sustained at work after being crushed by an automated-robotic arm. Smith’s claimed that a latent defect was responsible and denied liability. This was…

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Hall Payne secures win for rigger following serious neck injury

Hall Payne secures win for rigger following serious neck injury

Mark was an experienced rigger working for a crane, rigging and hoists business in Queensland. Mark’s leading hand directed him to assist loading a portion of tower crane on to…

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Fair Work Commission condemns Glencore for unfair and capricious conduct during protected industrial action

Fair Work Commission condemns Glencore for unfair and capricious conduct during protected industrial action

The Fair Work Commission has condemned Glencore for unfair or capricious conduct that is undermining the collective bargaining process and the freedom of association of employees. Deputy President Asbury noted…

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Industrial Manslaughter – No One Is AboveThe Law

Industrial Manslaughter – No One Is Above The Law

In a significant win for good sense and workers’ protections, Queensland now has Industrial Manslaughter laws.

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QIRC: Brisbane City Council can’t act unilaterally and determine who isn’t part of negotiations

QIRC: Brisbane City Council can’t act unilaterally and determine who isn’t part of negotiations

Hall Payne Lawyers along with the ETU, CFMEU, and AMWU representing workers at Brisbane City Council have successfully stopped Brisbane City Council from acting unilaterally from putting an agreement out…

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Supreme Court upholds peaceful assembly in support of enterprise bargaining campaign

Supreme Court upholds peaceful assembly in support of enterprise bargaining campaign

In a test of Queensland’s laws around peaceful assemblies, Queensland’s Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by Glencore to stop Union members exercising their democratic and industrial rights. The CFMEU…

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Hall Payne Wins Unfair Dismissal protection for Tasmanian Government casuals

Hall Payne Wins Unfair Dismissal protection for Tasmanian Government casuals

After 6 years of dedicated service, Ms Assiri, a nurse and a single mum, who was also caring for her elderly mother was given devastating news – she would not…

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A Position Description Doesn’t Determine Union Membership

A Position Description Doesn’t Determine Union Membership

A recent full bench decision of the Fair Work Commission has determined that it is more than just a person’s position description that determines a person’s primary purpose of employment….

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Hall Payne Appoints Joseph Kennedy Principal

Hall Payne Appoints Joseph Kennedy Principal

Hall Payne is delighted to announce the appointment of Joseph Kennedy as a Principal of Hall Payne Lawyers. Over the past decade, Joe has become known as one of Sydney’s…

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Default “one size fits all” approach to disciplinary action doesn’t work

Default “one size fits all” approach to disciplinary action doesn’t work

After 16 years of impeccable service, a captain’s work life came to a dramatic end after making a mistake due to poor judgement caused by anxiety. His mistake resulted in…

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Federal Court clarifies the meaning of “organising” in respect of industrial action

Federal Court clarifies the meaning of “organising” in respect of industrial action

Until recently the word ‘organising’ in an industrial relations context has been widely used but not defined. In a recent decision from the Federal Court of Australia, Justice White said…

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After facing deregistration, Hall Payne helps NT teacher keep his job

After facing deregistration, Hall Payne helps NT teacher keep his job

An NT teacher faced deregistration after an inquiry into his private life. Hall Payne successfully defended the matter, helping the teacher keep his job.

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