Kristen Reid


As an associate in the Industrial and Employment law team at Hall Payne Lawyers, Kristen is proud to draw on her many years of experience in a wide range of areas including helping clients with:

Kristen started her professional career as an industrial/legal officer at the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU), representing members and officials in a vast range of matters, including proceedings brought by industrial regulators.

Kristen considers herself a unionist first and a lawyer second. Her many years as a legal officer within the union movement equip her with the skills to assist workers that have been unfairly treated. She has conducted litigation and provided advice in a number of jurisdictions.

Examples of cases that Kristen has concluded successfully include obtaining penalties against companies for breaches of the right of entry provisions under the Fair Work Act (2009)(Cth) and recovery of outstanding entitlements owed to members under Enterprise Agreements and Awards.

When she’s not advocating for workers, Kristen enjoys reading, riding her motorbike and running with her dogs.

Recent Blogs by Kristen

What is the fair employment guarantee?

Fair Employment Guarantee (FEG) and eligibility

The Fair Entitlements Guarantee is a safety net scheme that provides assistance for eligible employees who have lost their jobs under specific circumstances.

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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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