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Employment Law

Conflict in the workplace and staff retention

By NB Lawyers | December 16, 2015 |

NB Lawyers is seeing a general upward trend of employee resignations due to workplace conflict.NB Lawyers provides practical workplace relations and employment law legal advice to Employers. NB Lawyers Special Counsel, Jonathan Mamaril says that the trend can be mostly attributed to three issues:

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Bonuses – Goals must be challenging but achievable

By NB Lawyers | December 16, 2015 |

A good bonus scheme must be both subjective and objective. Setting down a criteria and clear Key Performance Indicators (KPI) must also be balanced with subjective assessment of how the results were achieved.

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Flexibility – in or out of the workplace

By NB Lawyers | December 16, 2015 |

Individual Flexibility Agreements (IFAs) are fast becoming a good way for agile and growing Employers to best utilise their workforce. The proposed changes by the Abbott Liberal Government are designed to provide greater flexibility with the main change giving Employers and Employees the ability to trade monetary benefits for non-monetary benefits.

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Restauranteur Faces Underpayment Claim

By NB Lawyers | October 21, 2015 |

As a business owner and Employer in the hospitality industry, it can get very busy. Not only are you ensuring your customers are receiving the best products and service, you are also ensuring that all shifts are covered and the business is returning a profit. Due to the fast paced and hectic environment of the…

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The 7-Eleven Wages Debacle

By NB Lawyers | October 21, 2015 |

In case you missed it there has been a media blitz regarding the alleged underpayment of wages for numerous 7-Eleven stores throughout Australia. There was a joint investigation between Fairfax Media and the ABC Four Corners program which revealed that many stores paid their Employees only half their correct rate of pay and allegedly forced…

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