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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The current JobKeeper Payment of $1,500 per fortnight will cease on 27 September 2020 and from 28 September 2020, for those eligible employees and employers, the JobKeeper Payment will be reduced in two stages, and will move to a ‘two-tiered system’. The first reduction will take effect from 28 September 2020, and the second reduction […]
Failed consultation renders redundancy termination unfair; Loss of Jobkeeper factored into compensation
This month we look at a very topical case involving an employer who terminated an employee for redundancy reasons as a result of COVID-19 impacts to the business, and failed in its defence of the subsequent unfair dismissal claim. On 18 March 2020, the employer, a business advisory and accounting business, met with its employees […]
High Court – Mondelez decision clarifies the construction of personal carer’s leave for employers
On 13 August 2020, a High Court majority overturned the Full Federal Court’s judgment in the well-publicised decision of Mondelez v AMWU. Last year’s judgement of the majority of the Full Federal Court confirmed that personal/carer’s leave was to be accrued and taken by reference to “days”. The result of this decision was that two […]
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced on Friday 7 August 2020 that the easing of what had been advised, changed eligibility thresholds for businesses and employees to qualify for the JobKeeper wage subsidy program. The Treasurer’s announcement comes as the significant second wave of COVID-19 in Victoria shuts down major parts of Victoria’s economy. The Government has […]