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
New statutory definition of ‘casual employee’ – clarifies previous uncertainty around casual employment
After much debate in the Senate, the Federal Government’s Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 has passed through Parliament but in a significantly reduced form. While the Federal Government’s more broader reforms of the industrial relations system were not proceeded with, the casual employment reform provisions survived. The Bill introduces […]
After much debate in the Senate, the Federal Government’s Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 (‘the Bill’) passed through Parliament in a significantly reduced form on 18 March 2021. While the Federal Government’s more broader reforms were rejected, the casual employment provisions survived. The Bill was assented to on 26 […]
FWC rules “supremely overconfident, manipulative, imperious, completely self-obsessed and some might say, a somewhat unpleasant individual” was not unfairly dismissed
This month we look at a recent unfair dismissal decision of the Fair Work Commission. Deputy President Sams, in determining that the employee’s termination was not harsh, unjust or unfair, was highly critical of the self-represented applicant who had been dismissed by her employer for a loss of “trust and confidence in her ability to […]
In this Employment Update we consider the National guidance material on Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment (‘the Guide’) recently released by Safe Work Australia. We will also reflect on the Australian Human Rights Commission’s (‘AHRC’) most recent survey on sexual harassment in Australia, Everyone’s business: Fourth national survey on sexual harassment in Australian workplaces (the 2018 […]