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Employment Law

Modern Slavery Legislation – Employers what do you need to know?

By NB Lawyers | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Modern Slavery Act (2018) came to pass on 1 January 2019 and for companies with a consolidated revenue of more than $100 Million it establishes mandatory reporting criteria.  The first reports are due in February 2020 and information required will include: Their structure, operations and supply chains;Potential modern slavery risks;Actions taken to assess and…

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False Allegations – further trend of “Upward” Bullying

By NB Lawyers | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments
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We have been contacted by several clients in recent months wherein executives, directors, business owners and HR managers attempting to performance manage an employee over a medium to long period of time have had false allegations of bullying directed towards them.  Linking such “bullying” action with mental health issues or using it as an angle…

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Difficult Conversations With Employees – 5 Key Steps for Managers and Supervisors

By NB Lawyers | May 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Having difficult conversations is an energy sapper for anyone that manages people.  Maybe you delay it and the problem goes away?  Or you have the conversation and it ends up being more problematic?  We can always get LUCKY – there may be times where a staff member who is not performing, the employee who is…

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Whistle Blower Laws Come In 1 July 2019 – Are You Ready?

By NB Lawyers | May 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Does your business have more than 100 employees? OR Is your revenue in excess of $50 Million? OR Do you have gross assets worth more than $25 Million? If so, a potentially dangerous regulation is coming on 1 July 2019.  They are the new Whistle-blower laws. The new Whistle-blower laws are a commonwealth amendment (Treasury…

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Firing Employees In Their Probationary Period – Beware General Protections

By NB Lawyers | April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Employers when deciding to dismiss an employee in their probationary period (or statutory minimum period of employment) are usually aware that this will protect themselves from an unfair dismissal claim.  For Employers and HR managers what should also be kept in mind are other potential employment claims such as discrimination, breach of contract and in…

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