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Unfair dismissal claims won for TasWater workers

CEPU and Hall Payne win unfair dismissal claims for TasWater workers

TasWater terminated two employees for offensive and inappropriate sexual remarks about two female colleagues. CEPU and Hall Payne Lawyers teamed up to prove the allegations unfounded, lodging unfair dismissal claims in the Fair Work Commission.

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Workers compensation lawyers for FIFO workers in the NT

Workers compensation win for FIFO worker in the NT

Hall Payne Lawyers recently successfully represented a union member and former FIFO mine worker who seriously injured himself following a workplace accident. We were successful in winning his case following a 5-day trial before the Work Health Court in the Northern Territory.

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Changes to JobKeeper payments and eligibility after September 2020

JobKeeper Scheme will be extended beyond September 2020

On 21 July 2020, the Federal Government announced that payments under the JobKeeper Scheme, that was previously due to expire on the 27 September 2020, will be extended until 28 March 2021.

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How do I apply for a work licence?

Restricted work drivers’ licences in Queensland

There are two types of licences that may be available for eligible people who reside in Queensland and are about to lose their driver’s licence. They include a work licence or a special hardship licence.

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Difference between a common law claim and the national redress scheme for victims of childhood abuse.

Achieving the best compensation for survivors of childhood abuse

Historically, the lasting consequences of child abuse, particularly (PTSD, has prevented survivors throughout Australia from accessing the compensation they rightfully deserve. In this article, we look at the primary differences between compensation via the National Redress Scheme and a common law claim due to someone else’s negligence.

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Can my employer deduct incorrectly paid JobKeeper payments from my future pay?

Overpayment of JobKeeper and wage deductions

JobKeeper provides payments to qualifying employers to pay eligible employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Strict conditions apply. But what happens if an employer incorrectly claims JobKeeper? Can they deduct the overpayments from the worker's pay?

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How do I enter into a Binding Financial Agreement?

Types of Binding Financial Agreements (Prenuptial Agreement)

Binding Financial Agreements (BFA) are “financial” agreements used in family law. They are often colloquially known as prenups or prenuptial agreements. BFA’s are entered into prior to, during a marriage or de facto relationship or after a marriage or de facto relationship.

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Have you been forced to resign?

I feel like they're trying to force me to resign. Is this a constructive dismissal?

If a worker feels that their employer’s conduct is forcing them to resign their employment, there are options for the worker to protect their interests. Even if you have already resigned, there may still be options to challenge the legality and validity of the termination, most commonly through an unfair dismissal claim.

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Tran versus Macquarie University – unlawful termination

Sizable compensation upwards of $650,000 awarded for adverse action claim by university worker

In a significant win, Hall Payne recently won over $650,000 in compensation for a university worker terminated for making a complaint about their supervisor.

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What are flexible work arrangements and am I entitled to request them?

What are flexible work arrangements and can you request them?

If you’re an employee (other than a casual employee) who has worked with the same employer for at least 12 months, you can request flexible work arrangements. If you're a casual employee there are also entitlements (with criteria) to request flexibility.

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NSW workers compensation benefits for workers in “prescribed employment” who contract COVID-19

NSW introduces changes to workers compensation laws amid COVID-19

Changes to NSW workers compensation laws. If a worker is in “prescribed employment” and contracts COVID-19 (and lodges a workers compensation claim), they now get immediate wage cover and medical expenses.

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WorkPac v Rossato case where casual employee wins paid leave entitlements

‘Casual’ mine worker successful in claim for paid leave entitlements

the Full Federal Court has found a worker (in WorkPac v Rossato) is entitled to paid annual leave entitlements, despite being employed on a casual basis and receiving the casual worker "pay loading".

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