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Can Executive and Managers be covered under the SCHADS Award – 3 key considerations for Employers

By NB Lawyers | August 9, 2022 |

Whilst NB Employment Law principally acts for employers, we have on occasion accepted matters from employees for charitable reasons. In this regard, we have recently prosecuted an application for unfair dismissal on behalf of an employee[1] (the Application) which may provide useful guidance for employers working under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services…

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3 Points for Post-Personnel Contracting Clarity on Contractors

By NB Lawyers | August 8, 2022 |

NB Employment Law has recently successfully defended an unfair dismissal application[1] (the Application) on two (2) separate jurisdictional grounds. We successfully argued the application had been commenced outside of the statutory time limit, and established the worker was an independent contractor as opposed to an employee. A unique feature of their relationship was the lack…

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Can your Behaviour be so Bad that you Write yourself out of a Will? Disentitling Conduct and the Forfeiture Rule

By NB Lawyers | August 2, 2022 |

A will maker will usually be warned by their lawyer about the risks of not including an entitled person in their will. If an entitled person, spouse, child or dependent, is omitted, or not adequately provided for in a will then they may make a court claim for compensation against the estate. What a will…

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Leasing Premises for your Business? Do you Need to Pay the Lessor’s Mortgagee Consent Fees?

By NB Lawyers | July 29, 2022 |

There are many costs to leasing a premises, not just rent and outgoings. One of these costs may include a lessor’s mortgagee consent fee. Not only is it important for lessees to be able to identify what this cost is, but it is important that both lessors and lessees be aware it is lawful to…

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Understaffing and Delays causing “Key Risks” for Employers – 5 Tips for Employers

By NB Lawyers | July 26, 2022 |

Lack of retention and recruitment has become an all too familiar issue across a range of industries. Our Council clients are having staff issues that are similar to manufacturing companies, health practices and accounting firms. The COVID-19 Pandemic created a need for a number of new positions including contact tracing. There was high demand for these…

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