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Employment Law

Application for Reinstatement, Denied – How Excellent Complaint Management gives Lessons for HR Teams in Councils

By NB Lawyers | January 21, 2020 |
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Application for Reinstatement, Denied – How Excellent Complaint Management gives Lessons for HR Teams in Councils Our firm has recently acted for the Fraser Coast Regional Council (the Council) in relation to an application for reinstatement before the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC).[1] Following our successful defence of the application for reinstatement, we continued to…

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How Employers can learn from 5,700 employees underpaid by Woolworths – Top 4 tips for Employers

By NB Lawyers | January 8, 2020 |

How Employers can learn from 5,700 employees underpaid by Woolworths – Top 4 tips for Employers Woolworths, Lush and Qantas were some of the big names in the spotlight recently due to underpayment of wages claims. Previously we discussed the wide ranging underpayment of wages issues a former Masterchef judge had to deal with and the…

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Managing mental illness in the Workplace

By NB Lawyers | December 18, 2019 |

Managing mental illness in the Workplace Managing mental illness in the workplace is difficult for any employer and management team. When dealing with complaints of mental illness in the workplace, from an employment law perspective, it seems to be categorised into three areas: Disclosure of mental health issues either involving work or not involving work  During…

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Clarity beyond reasonable doubt? Information for employers hiring employees with criminal records

By NB Lawyers | October 11, 2019 |
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The Australian Human Rights Commission Regulations 2019 (Cth) (AHRC Regs) which commenced on 1 October 2019 has clarified that an employer may be found (by the Australian Human Rights Commission) to have discriminated against a prospective employee if they make a distinction, exclusion or preference due to their “irrelevant criminal record”. The Previous Test The…

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“We have never had an issue before” – how Masterchef and Chatime have showed the perils of underpayment of wages

By NB Lawyers | August 13, 2019 |

Underpayment of wages – “We have never had an issue before, so there is no need to worry about it” this is a standard line used by many employers and clients of NB Lawyers – lawyers for employers.  It is very easy of course to ask for advice as a reaction to being sued by…

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