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Employment Law

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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Part 1 – Rescinding an offer of employment due to a criminal history is fraught with danger!

By NB Lawyers | July 11, 2022 |

Criminal records and criminal history of an employee can be problematic for Employers to deal with. This issue comes up usually at two (2) main times: Providing or in the process of providing an offer of employment then rescinding this offer due to a criminal record or history A criminal history or record is either…

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Hiring Challenges in the Dental Industry – 4 Solutions to consider

By NB Lawyers | June 23, 2022 |

The dental industry is constantly battling against its public image, both in attracting patients, and attracting staff. This article looks at the special circumstances faced by the industry in attracting staff, and makes some suggestions for owners and managers of dental practices. The Dental Industry Over a long period of time, all across Australia, the…

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What are Reasonable Additional Hours – Is 50 hours too much?

By NB Lawyers | June 21, 2022 |

38 hours a week – with the overwhelming tide of flexibility, wage rises and work from home permeating in the workplace national employment standards make it clear that ordinary hours of work consist of only 38 hours per week. However, in many industries, salaried positions and for non-award covered employees the requirement to work “reasonable…

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A Way Forward: What can Human Resources expect with a new ALP Government (4 potential changes to get ready for)

By NB Lawyers | June 2, 2022 |

With the Australian Labour Party (ALP) winning the recent federal election a change in government will likely see a number of potential changes for Human Resources, Industrial Relations and Employment Law. Our team at NB Lawyers, lawyers for employers, have looked at some of the commentary, proposed policies and general discussion points made by the…

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