Ellie Bassingthwaighte


I know when things are not right at work, the stress that results can seep into all parts of our life. I want to help people resolve their workplace issues so they can go back to enjoying the more important things in life - like family and friends.

Ellie Bassingthwaighte specialises in industrial relations and employment law in Hall Payne’s Brisbane office.

She is currently completing a Masters of Laws with a focus on alternative dispute resolution.

Prior to joining Hall Payne, Ellie worked at a boutique firm as part of their employment and industrial relations practice and she was formerly an associate at the Brisbane office of the Fair Work Commission.

During her time in practice, Ellie has assisted her clients with a range of workplace issues including:

  • unfair dismissal;
  • general protection disputes;
  • claims of discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace;
  • redundancy disputes;
  • returning to work after maternity leave;
  • underpayment claims; and
  • work health and safety disputes.

She also has experience reviewing and negotiating employment contracts, assisting employees and employers in managing allegations of poor performance, and interpreting and applying modern awards and enterprise agreements.

Ellie has appeared in a variety of matters in a number of courts and tribunals including the Fair Work Commission, Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, Anti-Discrimination Commission, Federal Circuit Court and Magistrates Court.

Ellie is a member of the national committee of the Australian Labour Law Association and a member of the Queensland Industrial Relations Society. She is a member of the Industrial Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society.

Ellie is passionate about promoting access to justice and ensuring that disadvantaged members of the community can seek and obtain legal advice when needed. She volunteers with a number of community legal centres, including the Caxton Legal Centre, the Women’s Legal Service and the LGBTI Legal Service.

Outside of work, Ellie keeps busy by hiking, travelling and enjoys playing trivia at the local pub.

Recent Blogs by Ellie

What are my annual leave entitlements?

All you ever wanted to know about your annual leave entitlements

Annual leave entitlements apply to the majority of the workforce and in 2009, annual leave was enshrined in the National Employment Standards (NES) as one of the 10 minimum entitlements available to employees.

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Am I entitled to redundancy payments?

I am a high income earner. Am I protected by redundancy laws?

Redundancy entitlements are guaranteed by the National Employment Standards (NES). Being a high income earner, does not, on its own, prevent you from redundancy entitlements.

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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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