Lawyers for Employers
Aitken Legal is a specialist Employment Law Firm – we only practice employment law and work only with Employers.
We help Employers meet their workplace obligations and minimise their risk when managing employees.
Don’t make protecting your business a costly afterthought – talk to one of our experienced employment lawyers.
Aitken Legal has provided probono advice on workplace law matters to Wishlist for more than ten years. Lisa and her team have prepared and updated employment contracts for our staff and advised on workplace policy on a regular basis. It’s fair to say that this support has saved our charity a great deal of time and money, […]
Aitken Legal have been providing employment law services to Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN for over 6 years. We find Lisa and the team to conduct themselves with integrity, honesty and professionalism and demonstrate a high level of understanding and strong experience in employment law. […]
Islamic College of Brisbane have engaged with Angela Engel and her team at Aitken Legal over the years on employment legal advice. They have demonstrated their commitment in providing the legal services as well as work within the framework […]
We have had a working relationship with Aitken Legal since 2018.
During this time, Angela Engel has successfully assisted us with employment relations matters and claims before the Fair Work Commission. Ms Engel’s knowledge of and experience in Employment Law has resulted in positive outcomes for our organisation. […]
With over 200 staff in multiple locations, the challenges we face in handling people are many, varied and often complicated. Aitken Legal have been instrumental in helping us find direction and clarity when faced with staff challenges. They are professional, […]
Lisa and the team at Aitken Legal have been an incredible support to our business over the last 5 years. The time you need to engage an employment lawyer is always stressful and emotive. I have always found the team at Aitken Legal to be empathetic […]
We have been working with the team at Aitken Legal since 2014 on a number of employment law issues. I have found their sound advice to be measured and always timely. As well as being ethical, the team is proactive and provides practical solutions […]
We have used Aitken Legal for almost 10 years now and whether it is just to bounce some ideas off or to use their skills to the fullest, they have a friendly and approachable manner which sets you at ease through the process. […]
Working with Angela and the Aitken Legal team has been vital for a growing organisation like ours. As we expand out from our small business roots into a medium-sized organisation, our team has found her supportive and timely advice to be invaluable. […]
Our Senior Team
In the decision of Mrs Kerri Trail v O’Brien Group Australia  FWC 4048, the Fair Work Commission (‘Commission’) determined that an employee who had tendered a written resignation to her employer was in fact unfairly dismissed and awarded the employee 14 weeks’ compensation ($28,269) minus various deductions. Background The employer is a large privately-owned […]
Australia is currently experiencing several community outbreaks across the country. Across the nation many restrictions have been re-introduced in recent weeks. Unvaccinated workers working in high risk workplaces can be a significant contributing factor to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. There is also mounting pressure on Federal, State and Territory Governments to mandate COVID-19 […]
On 28 June 2021, the National Cabinet agreed that at a minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine must be mandatory for all residential aged care workers. This means that across the nation, all residential aged care workers as a condition of working in a Residential Aged Care Facility (‘RACF’), must be vaccinated for […]
The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has today decided to increase the National Minimum Wage by 2.5%, and for the same increase to be applied to the minimum wages set out in each modern award. The Commission considered data made available to the Review and, based on the ongoing economic impact to certain […]