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Employment Law

A change in casual Employment Post-COVID-19: 3 Major Changes All Employers Need to Know

By NB Lawyers | April 15, 2021 |

Casual Employment has been a flexible and commercial way to utilise a workforce in particular in industries where there is project work or there are natural ebbs and flows. The recent WorkPac cases of Rossato and Skene, the aftershock of COVID-19, a post JobKeeper landscape and high profile political debate from various stakeholders has led…

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Does Serious Misconduct still require a Reasonable Opportunity to Respond before Termination of Employment? 2 Prime Ways to Mitigate Risk and Liability

By NB Lawyers | April 15, 2021 |

A question asked many times by clients is when a scenario involving serious misconduct is put to us – can we now terminate their (the employee’s) employment?  Our response (with some adjustment) is usually – “of course you can – you are the Employer, however the key question really is – what would happen if…

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Sexual Harassment changes coming in the workplace – 4 changes indicated by the Respect@Work report

By NB Lawyers | April 8, 2021 |

Scott Morrison and the Federal Government have announced a clear initiative to (in principle) accept a significant amount of the 55 recommendations around sexual harassment. There are some overarching themes with the changes and what has been pushed is a more clear path and more distinctive grounds for employees to file sexual harassment complaints, applications…

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Redundancy: 3 pitfalls for HR to avoid a (almost) $300K claim – the story of Pizza, Beer and Toyota

By NB Lawyers | April 8, 2021 |

The District Court of NSW has made a decision on a case involving a termination of employment mere days before a significant redundancy payment was owed to a long standing employee (20 years). Ultimately the Court found in favour of the employee awarding almost $300,000.00 in damages. The case of Sherry v Toyota Motor Corporation…

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Upward Bullying – the Rise of the Remote Working “Bully” 5 tips all Employers need to know

By NB Lawyers | March 31, 2021 |

The pandemic has led to a number of changes in the workplace – words such as workplace flexibility, working from home, remote working, Zoom, Teams, virtual meeting are now common lexicon of the modern workplace.  A number of clients recently have had to deal with Upward Bullying – a trend that has been on the…

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