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Claire Ross

Phone: 02 4904 8083

Email: cross@turnbullhill.com.au

Claire commenced work with Turnbull Hill Lawyers as a graduate in January 2009 after attending the University of Newcastle.

Claire works in Commercial Debt Recovery, General Commercial and Equity Litigation, Corporate Insolvency and Bankruptcy and Industrial Relations and Employment Law. She has been involved in proceedings over a range of jurisdictions including the Local Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Magistrate's Court, Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal and Australian Industrial Relations Commission.

Claire is committed to best practice principles and prides herself on taking a commercially sensible and practical approach to legal service delivery. She regularly identifies and analyses client needs and provides innovative legal solutions in an efficient and timely manner.

Claire's interests outside work include playing sport and spending time with her family and friends.

Specialisations

Business and Corporate Law
Commercial Litigation

Qualifications

Bachelor of Law
Bachelor of Business (majoring in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management)
Diploma of Legal Practice

Publications

Employment

Reasonable Additional Hours

A ruling in a September Court case provides an example of what constitutes "reasonable additional hours". This case is useful in getting an understanding of what "reasonable additional hours" means. Notwithstanding the Law will change from 1 January 2010. Note: If you are a national system employer, under current l...

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6 Things You Can Do To Improve Employee Attendance

Employee Absenteeism - What can you do about it? Excessive absenteeism can be costly for business in terms of both replacement costs and lost productivity. If not managed properly, chronic offenders can also be a source of frustration for those employees who generally do the right thing.

Below are 6 things that you can do to imp...

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As an employer you could be liable for the sexually harassing behaviour of a contractor

A recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia highlights yet another risk for employers. This case involved a work situation typical in a lot of workplaces across Australia... an employee working alongside a sub contractor. The key question for determination by the court in this case, was whether the sub contractor should be cla...

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What are the new workplace bullying laws in 2014?

Over the last few years workplace bullying has received a lot of focus from our politicians and the media. This resulted in changes being made to the Fair Work Act last year (2013), with changes specifically made to bullying in the workplace. These changes came into effect from the start of this year (2014). What are the changes? If a...

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What constitutes a family emergency when giving employees' carer's leave?

Since 2010, the National Employment Standards (NES) have applied to all employees covered by the national workplace relations system. Regardless of any terms outlined in agreements, awards and employment contracts, the leave entitlements outlined in the NES apply to all employees and employers must honour those entitlements. The NES estab...

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