Employment Law

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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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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