Meghann Papa

Senior Associate

Meghann Papa is a Senior Associate in Hall Payne’s employment and industrial relations team in our Sydney office. She is admitted to both the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia.

Meghann grew up in an environment of strong social justice values and was instilled with a belief in fighting for your rights when faced with injustices.

Before joining Hall Payne, Meghann worked at a private employment law firm in Sydney, representing employees. She also worked in the trade union movement as an Industrial Officer with the Australian Maritime Officers Union and Transport Workers Union.

In these roles, Meghann has stood up for the rights of employees in achieving fair and equitable outcomes in a broad range of areas including:

  • wage recovery;
  • workplace and industry disputes;
  • unfair dismissals;
  • general protections;
  • discrimination; and
  • contract and enterprise agreement negotiations.

Working in employment law and industrial relations has allowed Meghann to continue contributing to social justice, along with improving the lives of workers and their families.

Meghann is a member of the New South Wales Law Society.

In her spare time, Meghann enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Reviews for Hall Payne Sydney

24 May 2024  Google Tessa B
The whole team were so helpful and the advice I received from Charlotte was explained so well and very thorough.
I would highly recommend Hall Payne to anyone who needs help with employment issues.
19 Mar 2024  Google Benjamin A

4-star rating

08 Mar 2024  Google Rob O

Hall Payne Lawyers were referred to me and I'm so glad I engaged their services. Joe, Tim and Luke were nothing but professional, efficient and great to work with.

From my initial contact the facts and potential outcomes were clearly communicated with empathy yet the commercial reality of any court proceedings. During the process I found the matter seamless within the firm and was really appreciative of a very successful outcome.

Appointing good legal representation is of the outmost importance and Hall Payne certainly did the job for me!

22 Feb 2024  Google Jonathan C

Contacted Hill Payne Lawyers for some help with a contract. Delighted with the prompt availability over the phone, reasonable prices and billing terms. Tim spoke clearly and was easy to follow and provided valuable insights.

14 Feb 2024  Google Zaneta H

Very knowledgeable and nice to work with!

13 Feb 2024  Google Dylan R

I had the pleasure of working with Leanne Taylor for my 491 visa application, and I couldn't be happier with the experience.

Leanne's expertise and professionalism were evident from the start, guiding me through every step of the process with patience and clarity. Her personalized approach and attention to detail made a daunting process feel manageable and even straightforward.

I greatly appreciate Leanne's dedication and support, and I wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone in need of immigration assistance.

Thank you, Leanne, for your exceptional support and expertise!

05 Feb 2024  Google Lawrence

I cannot speak highly enough of the team at Hall Payne Lawyers. Their service and dedication have left an impression on me, and I wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone in need of legal representation.

From the very beginning, Hall Payne Lawyers demonstrated their commitment to understanding my unique situation. They took the time to patiently listen to my concerns, asking questions to gain a comprehensive understanding of the matter at hand. With this information, they provided me with an initial opinion and transparent cost estimates, allowing me to assess my options with clarity and confidence.

As soon as I enlisted their services, I felt an immense sense of relief knowing that I had entrusted my case to a team of highly experienced professionals. Their expertise and professionalism were evident in every interaction and decision they made on my behalf.

Thanks to their exceptional negotiation skills and understanding of the legal landscape, Hall Payne Lawyers successfully achieved the outcome I had hoped for. Their strategic approach, combined with their commitment to my best interests, proved to be a winning combination.

I cannot express enough gratitude to the entire team at Hall Payne Lawyers. I wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone seeking legal representation. With Hall Payne Lawyers you are in the hands of true professionals who will fight relentlessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Thanks again !

18 Aug 2023  Google Paul M

5-star rating

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Recent Blogs by Meghann

Can employees be dismissed for their conduct outside of work hours?

Can employees be dismissed for their conduct outside of work hours?

Absent specific circumstances being established, employers have no right to control their employees’ conduct outside of work. However, if an employee’s out of work conduct has a significant and adverse effect on their employment, then an employer may be able to take disciplinary action, which may include termination of employment.

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Paid and unpaid parental leave entitlements in Australia

Parental leave entitlements in Australia

The parental leave system in Australia consists of a combination of entitlements, including unpaid parental leave, government-funded paid parental leave and employer-funded parental leave. These entitlements are available for employees upon the birth or adoption of a child.

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Paid family and domestic violence leave entitlements from 2023

Paid family and domestic violence leave entitlements from 2023

New paid family and domestic violence leave comes into effect on 1 February 2023 for employers with more than 15 employees and on 1 August 2023, for employers with less than 15 employees.

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Employee rights to convert from casual to permanent employment

Employee rights to convert from casual to permanent employment

This article explores when an employer is required to make an offer of casual conversion and when an employee has a right to request conversion from casual employment to permanent employment.

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