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Employment Law

$5.2 Million mistake – 2 reasons why CEOs need to be careful with dismissal

By NB Lawyers | January 22, 2021 |

The workplace is going through numerous change, and dismissal of staff members especially more senior staff and more highly paid employees is highly likely.  As rent relief, JobKeeper and Government funding start to end we will start to see a number of organisations make major decisions around executive teams, management and staff. Get these decisions wrong and it could cost a company $5.2 Million!  $5.2 Million!…

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Can Australian Employers force an employee to get vaccinated? 3 Considerations from an Employment Lawyer

By NB Lawyers | January 18, 2021 |

The answer is probably yes. Amid some false starts at some point and potentially in the near future a vaccine will be rolled out in Australia.  The Federal Government have been clear to announce that the vaccine will be voluntary, leaving some Employers with ambiguity as to whether they can force an employee to be…

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Loosening the BOOT straps and 9 other Industrial Relations changes

By NB Lawyers | January 17, 2021 |

The Better Off Overall Test (BOOT) is consideration by the Fair Work Commission whether a proposed Enterprise Agreement (EA) or Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is better off overall than the applicable industrial award.   A proposed bill is looking to change this and give more ability for Employers and the Fair Work Commission to pass EA’s and EBA’s with more…

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How 3 Avengers Principles from Nick Fury can help Healthcare Employers

By NB Lawyers | January 12, 2021 |

We ride into 2021 with lockdowns, face masks, UK strains and “your on mute” consistent buzzwords for Employers and the healthcare industry.  Directors, practitioners and office managers may be fielding a lot of questions around legal entitlements and obligations so let’s get an assist from the leader of the Avengers himself, Nick Fury. Principle 1…

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3 ways to handle an employee’s incapacity from recent decisions of the Fair Work Commission

By NB Lawyers | December 21, 2020 |

Employers are now gradually winding down their operations in preparation for a (well-deserved) Christmas break. The break gives employers and employees an opportunity to reflect on the year. For some employers, they may encounter a situation where their employees, after reflecting on their employment over the break, decide to look for ‘greener pastures’. Illness might…

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