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. […]
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This time every year, Aitken Legal reminds employers to protect themselves from the risks which often arise during workplace Christmas parties. End of year workplace celebrations are a great way to reward staff and encourage team bonding, which are both key contributors to developing and maintaining strong team relationships. However, the workplace Christmas party can […]
In December 2022, through the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Act 2022 (Cth), a new positive duty was placed on employers and other persons conducting a business or undertaking (‘PCBU’s’) to take reasonable and proportionate measures to eliminate sex related discrimination and harassment behaviours in the workplace. The Federal Government’s Respect@Work […]
This Employment Update examines a recent and significant decision involving a wage theft class action in the Federal Court, which was brought by a group of employees seeking payment for overtime they worked “regularly and extensively” without formal authorisation from their employer. While the decision dealt with an interpretation of the text of the employer’s […]
This Employment Update examines the High Court’s recent decision to uphold an employer’s appeal against a decision where $432,000 in damages was awarded to an employee who suffered a psychological injury after a co-worker urinated on his face while he was sleeping. This decision provides much needed clarity for employers on the issue of vicarious […]