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
This month we look at a recent matter in the Federal Court which resulted in one of the largest financial penalty, compensation, and costs orders made within the general protections jurisdiction. Following two key decisions in the matter, which traversed complex legal issues, including constitutional conflicts between federal and state legislation, Justices Rares ordered the […]
Federal Government introduces legislation to establish paid family and domestic violence leave
Under new legislation introduced to Parliament today, all employees in Australia would be entitled to 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave (‘FDV Leave’) each year. The Fair Work Amendment (Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2022 (‘Bill’) is one of the first pieces of legislation introduced by the new Federal Government […]
Employee with questionable “full” capacity medical certification not unfairly dismissed
The Fair Work Commission (‘Commission’ or ‘FWC’) has recently found that a teacher whose employment was terminated following a contentious, year-long recovery from a psychological injury sustained at work, was not unfairly dismissed, despite providing the employer with a medical certificate indicating that she had “full” capacity to return to work. Background The unfair dismissal […]
The Queensland Attorney-General has announced a relaxation for vaccine mandates in some workplaces from 1:00am AEST, Thursday 30 June 2022. From this date, visitors to the below settings will not be subject to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations: residential aged care; disability accommodation; and corrective service facilities. Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations will remain in place for workers in […]