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Record General Protections Claim

In one of the biggest compensation payments for a general protection claims to date, the Hawkesbury Race Club (“the Club”) has been ordered to make a $2.8 million dollar payout to a long-serving manager, Vivienne Leggett (“Mrs Leggett”), who had her life “effectively destroyed” by a new CEO, Greg Rudolf (“Mr Rudolf”). Background In May […]

Large Penalty for Wage Underpayment

A sushi restaurant was ordered to pay $355,000 in penalties after the Fair Work Ombudsman (“FWO”) brought a case against them for underpaying employees and falsifying records. Summary The case brought against Delishco Pty Ltd (“the Company”), which operates as ‘Moga Izakaya & Sushi’ in Brisbane, was heard in the Federal Circuit and Family Court. A $305,000 […]

Welcome to our New Senior Solicitor, Peter Hindeleh

This month we extend a warm welcome to our new Senior Solicitor, Peter Hindeleh. Bringing over 5 years’ experience spanning multiple areas of law, including litigation and dispute resolution in all NSW Courts, we look forward to having Peter’s contributions and expertise here at Stevens & Associates Lawyers.   Peter completed a Bachelor of Law […]

Large Penalty for Adverse Action

The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCA) has recently awarded almost $100,000.00 in damages and penalties to an employee for their employer’s unlawful adverse action. Judge Riley found that the company Asaleo Personal Care Pty Ltd (the Company) placed the sourcing manager (Mr Lees) on a performance review and then dismissed him because […]