Amy Richardson
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  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Australia

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I have experience in all aspects of workplace relations law. I have assisted employers and employees in various claims including unfair dismissal claims, general protection claims, workers’ compensation claims, underpayment of wages claims, discrimination claims and cases involving restraint provisions. In addition, I have assisted employers to prepare policies and procedures, employment contracts and enterprise agreements. I've conducted a number of workplace audits and have developed strategies to tighten workplace practices and address any deficiencies. I provide advice to employers from a variety of industries across the spectrum of workplace law.

I was admitted as a Lawyer in 2011 and joined HR Law in Brisbane in 2014 and am very passionate about my job and this area of law. In addition, I volunteer at Caxton Legal Centre in the employment clinic on a monthly basis.
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An Important Decision for the Labour Hire Industry

Posted on August 30, 2016 at 11:42 0 Comments

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has found that an employee, Donald Pettifer (“Pettifer”), of a labour hire company, MODEC Management Services Pty Ltd (“MODEC”), no longer had the capacity to perform his position after MODEC complied with the host employer, BHP Billiton Petroleum Inc’s (“BHP”) direction to end Pettifer’s placement.

The Facts in Brief

In 2009, Pettifer…


Working from home in the pursuit of the optimal work-life balance

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 8:30 0 Comments

In pursuit of a work-life balance, we are increasingly seeing employers agree to employees performing all or part of their duties from home.  If you are one such employer, there are a number of things you need to take into consideration when offering or agreeing to allow an employee to work from home.


Arrangements to work from home should be recorded in an agreement signed by the parties.  Consideration will need to be given as to whether this…


Corporate veil lifted to rectify employee underpayments

Posted on July 5, 2016 at 15:30 0 Comments

On 17 June 2016, Judge Jarrett of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, delivered his decision of Fair Work Ombudsman v Step Ahead Security Services Pty Ltd & Anor [2016] FCCA 1482, which is one of very few cases to consider the application of section 550 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (“the FW Act”) and whether a person who is involved in a contravention of the FW Act is liable to compensate the victim of the contravention. 

This decision of Judge Jarrett is of…


Employer prosecuted for failing to “consult, cooperate and coordinate” with other duty holders under model WHS legislation

Posted on June 21, 2016 at 9:30 0 Comments

Who needs to read this Update?

Well everyone, we all have work health and safety obligations after all, but this update is particularly important for any employers that have a duty in relation to the same matter as another duty holder under the Model Work Health and Safety legislation (“WHS legislation”).

What sections of the WHS legislation are we talking about?

Section 16(1) provides that more than one person can concurrently have the same…


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