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 this Employment Update we will discuss the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Act 2021 (Cth) that commenced operation on 10 September 2021. We will outline the reasons behind the changes and what they mean for employers. Background In 2018, the Australian Human Rights Commission conducted a National Inquiry into Sexual […]
In the recent decision of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) in AA v State of Queensland (Office of Industrial Relations)  an employee was awarded $20,000 in compensation due to the unlawful disclosure of his personal information. Relevant background The matter concerned an employee who had been absent from work for an extended […]
Aitken Legal has previously reported on the amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) that commenced on 27 March 2021 – New statutory definition of ‘casual employee’ – clarifies previous uncertainty around casual employment’. Below is a summary of the amendments: Introduction of a new definition of ‘casual employee’ Introduction of a […]
Trusted Senior Manager misused employer’s confidential information to set up in competition
This month’s Employment Update looks at the recent Federal Court decision, Verix Pty Ltd v Williams  FCA 748 (‘decision’). In this decision, the Federal Court concluded that a Senior Business Development Manager (with the assistance of others) had misused the employer’s confidential information to set up a business in competition, breaching “contract, statutory duties, […]